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Left- and right-handed people

The Science of Left- and Right-Handedness

Human beings exhibit a unique trait of hand preference within the animal kingdom, the benefits and causes of which are still mostly unknown after decades of research. It turns out that such a seemingly trivial characteristic is actually governed by an incredibly complex interaction of evolutionary and environmental factors that might not give us a straightforward answer anytime soon.

Non-browning apples approved for sale

Non-Browning GM Apples Approved for Sale in the US

USDA approved the sale of genetically modified (GM) apples that “stay fresh” up to three weeks after being sliced or bruised, which are expected to enter stores by March. This comes as an answer addressing the major problem of wasting apples, with nearly 40% of them being discarded due to superficial bruising and browning.

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