Curating content is one of the many tasks I perform in my current position. So lucky for me (and you reading), I stumble upon some interesting articles across the web. Here are few of the ones I found interesting today:
Great Gouda! World’s oldest cheese found – on mummies
This post from USA TODAY was fascinating. They found cheese on mummies in northwestern China. The scientists believe this cheese was made with a starter containing a mix of bacteria and yeast, similar to kefir made today. It’s interesting because it’s contradictory to most cheese made modern day, that is made with rennet. Anyway, this cheese (and the mummies) date back to as early as 1615 BC… luckily it’s not some stinky cheese!
Check it out: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/02/25/worlds-oldest-cheese/5776373/
4.4 billion-year-old crystal is the oldest piece of Earth
I LOVE science and pondering the beginning of the Universe. I’m no scientist, so I must rely on the fascinating articles I read in books and magazines. CNN reported today that scientists have dated a zircon crystal in Western Australia that is – GET THIS – 4.4 billion years old. For reference… scientists believe the earth is 4.5 billion years old. They also used an extensive form of dating to figure this number out. Super interesting read on the beginning of our planet!
Nerd alert: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/24/world/oldest-earth-fragment/index.html
Can giant walls protect the USA from tornadoes?
Okay, this one is a bit of a stretch. I found it interest (again because I’m a science nerd like that) and because well… I just don’t believe it. I’m still not sure what to think, because I believe the meteorolist cited at the end of the article who called the theory “nonsense.” I’m with ya!
Lunacy starts here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2014/02/25/giant-walls-tornado-alley/5808887/
NFL, Cardinals, Superbowl committee sound off on SB 1062
The 2015 Super Bowl is scheduled to be played in Arizona and the NFL and Super Bowl committee are challenging the Senate Bill (1062). Basically the bill allows businesses the right to refuse service to anyone if the owner’s religious beliefs are at stake. I love that these big time organizations could change the big game next year because they so value tolerance and inclusiveness. Way to go NFL!
Sound off: http://www.kpho.com/story/24813943/nfl-cardinals-super-bowl-committee-sound-off-on-sb-1062