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"All Five Major Health Certifications": Drake’s Organic Spirits Wants You To Think Its Booze Is Better For You

Science 2.0 - Jan 10 2019 - 06:01
Drake’s Organic Spirits is touting it is the "first and only spirits line in the world to receive all five major health certifications." By "health", for four of them they simply mean manufacturing or cultural preferences; kosher, vegan, Non-GMO Project, and USDA Organic. (1) For the health-related one, gluten-free, there is no gluten in rum (sugar/molasses) anyway and since they use the same ingredients for their vodka as their rum, there is no gluten in that either.

And finally, by "spirits line" they mean the mixes that go in their rum and vodka, not the alcohol itself.

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A Baltic Lesson For The US In How To Counter Russian Disinformation Tactics

Science 2.0 - Jan 09 2019 - 16:01

As the new Congress begins, it will soon discuss the comprehensive reports to the U.S. Senate on the disinformation campaign of half-truths, outright fabrications and misleading posts made by agents of the Russian government on social media in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

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In 2021, Beans Will Be Grown In Space

Science 2.0 - Jan 09 2019 - 15:01
Traveling to Mars is a ridiculous idea outside anything but "adventure" yet the U.S. administration under President Obama scrubbed his predecessor's return to the moon and replaced it with a program bearing his name, going to the red planet.

Whether or not that actually happens, science and technology are using that potential to experiment with growing food in space. 

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California, Get Rid Of Paper Receipts But Don't Use Anti-Science Scaremongering As The Reason

Science 2.0 - Jan 09 2019 - 12:01
A California lawmaker wants to ban paper receipts - those annoying long things that immediately get lost in a grocery bag - but instead of promoting the legitimate reason to get rid of them, they are useless, he invoked chemical scaremongering.

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