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Popcorn Gets Its Moment On The Red Carpet

The Great Depression was popcorn's big break. When cash-strapped movie theaters brought concessions inside the theater, a star was born. But long gone are the days of plain and buttered popcorn. Trendy gourmet flavors now abound.
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Menu Math: When Counting Fast Food Calories Requires A Calculator

Is that veggie pizza at the local pizza chain 1,680 calories, or 2,960? Fast-food menus with calorie counts that are supposed to help eaters make healthier choices often aren't much help, a new study reports.
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In Rice, How Much Arsenic Is Too Much?

People are asking how much arsenic in food is too much, but they're not getting answers. Scientists say they know a lot less about arsenic in food than they do about the toxic element's effects in drinking water.
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Why Astronauts Crave Tabasco Sauce

Why do astronauts lose their sense of smell in space, and what's this got to do with their preference for fiery condiments? No one is sure, but NASA food scientists have some plausible ideas.

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