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Umami and Human Happiness: How Powerful is the Fifth Flavor? | PsiVid, Scientific American Blog Network

Umami and Human Happiness: How Powerful is the Fifth Flavor? | PsiVid, Scientific American Blog Network | Asia Stuff | Scoop.it
Although glutamate was discovered in 1908, it wasn't until the 1980s that it came to be described as 'umami', the fifth flavor. It is a ...
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Foxconn 'considers plan to open factories in US'

Foxconn 'considers plan to open factories in US' | Asia Stuff | Scoop.it
Taiwan company's reportedly evaluating LA and Detroit as site for TV assembly plants owing to rising labour costs at home...
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Hong Kong: night-time thrills at Happy Valley - Telegraph

Hong Kong: night-time thrills at Happy Valley - Telegraph | Asia Stuff | Scoop.it
For the best evening out in Hong Kong from now until July, take a 20p tram ride to Happy Valley (entry 85p) and mix with the locals, says Will Hide.
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The milk of non-human kindness - Telegraph

The milk of non-human kindness - Telegraph | Asia Stuff | Scoop.it
Could a milk-vending machine in the Cotswolds yield a new direction for dairy farmers...
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Just a little thing. A tale. A moment, even.

Just a little thing. A tale. A moment, even. | Asia Stuff | Scoop.it
Facebook is either a complete waste of useful time (I hate to break it to you, but I really do not care what you had for dinner or where you are getting drunk – honestly – coz you didn&...

 

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Where'd The Word 'Crap' Come From?

Where'd The Word 'Crap' Come From? | Asia Stuff | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from "The Etymologicon" [Berkley Trade, $16.00] by Mark Forsyth: There’s a myth that the word crap was coined for the sake of Thomas Crapper, the inventor of the flushing lavatory.
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What would our world be like if we really loved and respected one another? End bullying behaviors!
http://ezinearticles.com/?Negative-Cultural-Biases-in-Your-Environment:-What-Can-You-Do-About-It?&id=7116523

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China rushes to build a new generation of mega-dams as thirst for power grows - Telegraph

China rushes to build a new generation of mega-dams as thirst for power grows - Telegraph | Asia Stuff | Scoop.it
China is rushing to build a new generation of super-dams on its rivers. The Daily Telegraph was the first Western news organisation to be given access to one of these mega-projects in Yunnan province.
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