Sunday, 24 November 2013

SCIENCE



Eneas de Troya, Creative Commons via Medium.



I never think of antibiotics, luckily I've been a relatively healthy person all my life, but there is no way of remain indifferent after reading Maryn McKenna's article in Medium. I feel that I need to learn more and follow the development of this news. According to the article human overuse of antibiotics produce drug-resistant bacterias that now we can't fight anymore. We are approaching a post antibiotic world, and definitely we are not prepared for it.  "Before antibiotics, five women died out of every 1,000 who gave birth. One out of nine people who got a skin infection died, even from something as simple as a scrape or an insect bite. Three out of ten people who contracted pneumonia died from it. Ear infections caused deafness; sore throats were followed by heart failure. In a post-antibiotic era, would you mess around with power tools? Let your kid climb a tree? Have another child?" Read full article in Medium. E.T.P. 20'.


Photo via The Independent.

Waste not, want not: how supposedly out-of-date food can be used in delicious recipes. Mark Hix wrote in The Independent: "According to the survey, a fifth of the bread produced in Britain gets wasted and one in five potatoes ends up in the bin. Our throw-away culture accounts for millions of tonnes of edible waste. I understand that we get confused by sell-by and best-before dates but have we lost our sense of smell and taste? People should trust their instincts more on these things." Read full article that includes a couple of tasty looking recipes here. E.T.P. 6'

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