March 23, 2008 |
Eating a diet that includes garlic may actually strengthen the bones in your body, whereas caffeine can cause bone disintegration. These conclusions don't come from a scientific or medical journal; they were the determination of an experiment performed by Sung Hyun, an 11th grader from West Deptford High School. Hyun's submission was one of about 300 students from Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties who participated in the Coriell Institute's Science Fair, held March 15 on Camden County College's Blackwood campus.
January 17, 1992 |
EYE-OPENING NEWS Like to cut down on caffeine but can't do without your morning coffee? Every morning, the male members of a Jivaro Indian tribe in the Amazon gather to drink two quarts apiece of tea made from holly leaves - which have the highest amount of caffeine of any plant in the world. Then, the men automatically vomit, say Washington University researchers, who conclude that the Jivaro enjoy the tea's taste but would rather do without all that caffeine. SOMETHING FISHY Seafood lovers, Consumer Reports magazine concluded after a six-month study in New York and Chicago that almost 30 percent of the raw seafood sold in stores was spoiled by pollutants and 9 percent was on the verge of spoiling.
May 23, 2013
Cold caffeine comfort Watered-down iced coffee has been unnecessary since La Colombe issued Pure Black a couple of years ago. Now Philadelphians have a West Coast option, too, with these fist-sized, Cold Brew "stubbies" from Portland's Stumptown. Made from toddy-style coffee (steeped at room temperature for 16 hours, then strained), this ready-to-drink brew has the pronounced acidity typical of Stumptown's coffee - a brightness that cuts nicely through a splash of milk and sweetness.
March 6, 1997 |
One of the wondrous sideshows of modern medical research is the war on coffee, apparently driven by the irksome sight of people finding pleasure in something that's harmless. With fat, sugar, salt, tobacco, alcohol and the sedentary life officially condemned, the list of allowable sensual pleasures is fairly depleted. Coffee is a leading object of scrutiny for inclusion in the ranks of outcasts - except that, unlike the aforementioned, evidence of harmfulness in coffee is either nonexistent or slight and disputed.
February 11, 2013
Winter's cruelest months A recent study has found that more fatal heart attacks and strokes occur in winter than at other times of the year After studying about 1.7 million death certificates filed between 2005 and 2008, cardiologists Bryan Schwartz and Robert A. Kloner found a 26 percent to 36 percent greater death rate from heart attacks in winter than in summer. The worst months are December, January, February, and early March. The doctors analyzed the cause of death for people in seven areas, including Pennsylvania.
February 27, 1993
IS AMERICA PERKING UP? The Wall Street Journal reported this week that supermarket sales of decaffeinated coffee are dropping like a rock, down about 10 percent from a year ago. Now there could be a lot of reasons for this, and it's only a matter of time before all manner of people try to put their own spin on this situation. There will be those, for example, quick to posit that this shows the nation is in such ragged shape that Americans must get that extra jolt of caffeine to face the increasingly intractable dilemmas of the day. Frankly, we take a more optimistic approach.
October 25, 1992 |
Dave Bilyk, in a helmet that covered half his head, looked like Marvin the Martian from the old Bugs Bunny cartoons. For three minutes and $5, he became part of a computer war game. Gone from his sight were the flashing lights and dancing crowd that surrounded him at Club Fizz in the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel in Langhorne. "All I could see was the playing field," said Bilyk, of Newtown Borough. Bilyk was experiencing virtual reality, a computer-generated cyber-space fantasy world that was the highlight of Club Fizz's "Beyond the Year 2000 Party" on Wednesday.
September 10, 1986 |
Q. Please inform me if there are wholesalers or retailers who sell meat and poultry that were not fed antibiotics. Emily Dais St. Petersburg, Fla. A. Beef or poultry that was not fed antibiotics is available, but you will have to search for it. Such beef is currently being called "natural beef," and the poultry is called "free range. " The supply of these products is limited, but the demand is growing. I believe you will be seeing more of it on the market. Some supermarket chains, such as Grand Union, carry a natural beef line in all of their 115 stores in the New York metropolitan area.
September 5, 2010 |
Daughter Francesca says I'm an amoeba. "A what?" I ask. I remember vaguely what an amoeba is, but biology was a long time ago. "Remind me. " "A single-celled organism, immediately affected by a stimulus. " She actually said that sentence. I don't know exactly what she's talking about, as she went to Harvard University, though I get the drift. I'm a happy drunk, and it doesn't take much to get me happy. A half-glass of wine, and I'm off and running. A margarita, and I might remarry.
October 6, 2011
Philly's cafe scene is already steaming hot. Now, the local roasting world has begun to pick up the pace, too, with two bright recent additions worth taking note of: ReAnimator Coffee and Green Street Roasting Co. Based in Fishtown, ReAnimator comes from self-taught roaster Mark Corpus and partner Mark Capriotti, who have been producing excellent micro-batches of single-origin beans, roasted lighter to highlight complexity - like...