Biodegradble food pack
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Biodegradable Food Packaging That Also Increases Food Shelf Life

Whіlе developing bіоdеgrаdаblе fооd packaging frоm uрсусlеd сhееѕе whey аnd аlmоnd ѕhеllѕ, thе EU-fundеd рrоjесt YPACK has dіѕсоvеrеd thаt іntеgrаtіng zіnс оxіdе аnd оrеgаnо еѕѕеntіаl oil hеlрѕ bіорареrѕ рrоtесt аgаіnѕt bасtеrіаl contamination in fооd расkаgіng. Thіѕ рrоmіѕеѕ tо іnсrеаѕе the ѕhеlf life оf fresh рrоduсtѕ ѕuсh аѕ mеаt, fruіt, vеgеtаblеѕ, and frеѕh pasta. Zіnс оxіdе аnd оrеgаnо еѕѕеntіаl оіl аrе compounds thаt have good antimicrobial...

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The Next Full Moon Is the Buck Moon

The next full Moon is called the Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, Mead Moon, Rose Moon, Guru Moon, and Dharma Day. There also will be a partial penumbral lunar eclipse. The next full Moon will be just after midnight on Sunday morning, July 5, 2020, appearing opposite the Sun (in Earth-based longitude) at 12:44 a.m. EDT. The Moon will be close enough to opposite...

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Avengers: Endgame Actor Robert Downey Jr AKA Iron Man Is Back In Marvel But…

We might have lost our beloved Tony Stark AKA Iron Man in the Avengers: Endgame, but Marvel is here to give us a chance to relive his aura. Robert Downey Jr’s superhero is now getting back to basics, as the Iron Man Comic are making a revamped comeback in September this year. The Iron Man comic will be headlined by Catch Fire creator Christopher Cantwell....

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How a vaccine made of mosquito spit could help stop the next epidemic

Five years ago, in an office complex with a giant sculpture of a mosquito just northwest of Phnom Penh, Jessica Manning struck on a novel idea. Rather than spend more years in what felt like a futile search for a malaria vaccine, she would take on all mosquito-borne pathogens at once. Her idea revolved around mosquito spit. Building on the work of colleagues and other...

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US dictionary Merriam-Webster to change its definition of racism

The American reference dictionary Merriam-Webster will change its definition of the word racism at the suggestion of a young black woman, who wanted it to better reflect the oppression of people of color. Kennedy Mitchum, a recent graduate of Drake University in Iowa, contacted Merriam-Webster, which has published its dictionaries since 1847, to propose updating the term. "I basically told them that they need to...

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Drive-in UK care home visits for socially distant times

The cars snaking past the bunting-adorned entrance of a British care home point to an era when even cherished family visits have to be socially distant because of the coronavirus. Gracewell of Adderbury home for the elderly, in central England, is trying out drive-through family visits to protect its vulnerable residents from the omnipresent dangers of the new disease. The anxious visitors sit in their...

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Coronavirus: Is it safe to reopen schools?

In England, the phased reopening of schools is due to begin on June 1. But a recent poll of parents has revealed that around half are unconvinced that their children are safe to return. Fortunately, there is an increasing body of evidence that we can consider. In light of the widespread concern, we’ve reviewed the risks posed to children by COVID-19 and answered the most...

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Feline good: French cat survives coronavirus infection

Papille purrs contentedly as her owner rubs the back of her head, her coat glossy and her eyes a piercing green - back to her old affection-seeking self after recovering from COVID-19. The nine-year-old cat is the first known case of a pet being infected by the coronavirus in France. There have only been a handful of other known cases globally. The likely source of...

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First signs if a COVID-19 vaccine works possible in autumn: GAVI

First indications of the effectiveness of a potential vaccine against coronavirus may be available in the autumn, the head of the GAVI vaccine alliance told a Swiss newspaper, forecasting a long road from there to broad availability. "Unfortunately, we really do not know which vaccine will work and whether there will be one at all. If we're lucky, we'll receive indications in autumn as to...

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Netflix to begin canceling inactive user accounts

Streaming platform giant Netflix says it will start deactivating accounts that have not streamed content on the platform in the last 12 months, as well as those that have not been active in two years. The company's product innovation director, Eddy Wu, said in a statement that Netflix would reach out to users about whether or not they wanted to keep their account. “Members will...