Fallout From Nuclear Bomb Tests Is Showing Up in This Popular Food

Fallout “is still out there and disguising itself as a major nutrient.”

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Honey from the southeast United States comes with a little bit of extra seasoning: radioactive fallout from the military’s hundreds of aboveground nuclear bomb tests in the middle of the 20th century.

It turns out that plants can confuse radiocesium, a radioactive isotope given off by the nuclear blasts, for the nutrient potassium, Science Magazine reports, a biological mixup that keeps the contaminant moving around within ecosystems decades after exposure. Scientists from the College of William & Mary found shockingly high — but still safe,

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The Best Coffeeshops to Work From in Chicago

More and more Chicago coffeeshops are back open.
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For those who work from home, coffeeshops are shelters, places that an offer an escape from cramped living spaces, bad Internet connections, and where a lack of a caffeine offers no excuse for checking off tasks. Most coffeeshops have kept their doors closed since March 2020 — lingering inside a space isn’t wise during a pandemic, subjecting customers and staff to risk.

But as vaccines become more accessible, more coffeeshops are reopening at reduced capacity. Masks still have to be worn, unless customers are actively consuming food and drink. While

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Who are the Shore’s Top Returning Defensemen 2021

The goal scorers and point producers garner the most attention in high school lacrosse, but without a solid defense, a team is going to be all style and no substance. These are the players assigned to shut down those prolific attackmen and midfielders on the other side and whose importance is magnified in the biggest, most important games.

 

Shore Conference Defensemen to Watch in 2021

 

Logan Bianchi, Sr., Ocean

As a sophomore, Bianchi had 64 ground balls and returns as the leader of Ocean’s defensive unit. He was an honorable mention all-Class B North selection in 2019.

 

Ryan Bilello, Jr.,

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Benedetto Restaurant in Cambridge Is Closing Permanently

Benedetto, the second restaurant from the team behind Italian stunner Giulia, will not reopen from its current temporary closure as planned, owners Mike Pagliarini and Pam Ralston announced today in a newsletter to customers. Located inside Harvard Square’s Charles Hotel in the space that was previously the longtime home of Rialto, Benedetto is now permanently closed.

Pagliarini and Ralston learned last week from the corporate ownership group of the hotel that the Italian restaurant’s lease was being terminated, the restaurateurs wrote in today’s announcement, noting that “this news came as a complete surprise … Benedetto was set to emerge from

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Potash Twins play a delicious plant-based riff on favorite recipes

Many people know the Potash Twins (aka The Takeout Twins) from stage and screen. The talented jazz musicians know how to hit all the right notes on stage, and they always know how to compose a delicious meal in the kitchen. While many people have adopted plant-based food choices as part of a food trend, the brothers have embraced vegetable forward recipes long before it was trending. Now, with their recent partnership with Gardein, more home cooks can bring some improvisation to popular dishes.

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with the Potash Twins, Adeev and Ezra, ahead of

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Let fruits take cake to new levels

Jason Schreiber is a staunch advocate of fruit cakes for every season.

While his repertoire includes the boozy Christmas fruitcake loaded with dried fruits and nuts, it is not confined to it. The recipe developer and food stylist has widened the fruits-in-cake concept with creative desserts that incorporate familiar and uncommon fruits.

He touts a peanut butter and jelly snack cake topped with strawberries. Four-layer hummingbird cake flavored with banana, pineapple and coconut. Crumb cakes moistened with poached pear or blueberry and gooseberry. Crepe cake layered with a guava paste filling. Macaroon cake packed with dried apricots. Raspberry tea cake

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