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Recent news items to keep the brain cells percolating.

The Good

Eggs aren’t bad anymore. Eggs never were bad in my estimation. Decades ago when the common wisdom was that butter was bad and margarine was good, I didn’t buy that either. Even as a grade school kid, eating something that science had concocted instead of a natural food didn’t make sense to me.

Eggs have been freed from the aspersions that science...

Mavhockey UNO hockey making bid for national relevance

Since launching hockey in 1997 to subsidize its non-revenue generating sports UNO's netted a nice return on investment. Maverick hockey crowds rank among the best nationally, with annual ticket revenues of $2 million. When the school dropped football and wrestling in 2011, it added pressure on hockey to be the signature sport.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha has enriched the city's hockey legacy. The minor...

Frank Omaha history salvager Frank Horejsi

South Omaha native Frank Horejsi doesn't care if he's called caretaker, curator, historian, picker, salvager, architectural remnants archeologist or his favorite, urban miner. 

Just don't call him late to a salvage site. 

For 30-some years he's scavenged vintage buildings slated for demolition. His keen eye spots ornamental details of historical and artistic value before they hit the rubble heap. He rescues carved...

Doctor Mysterian

<p>Moths may hold the key to better, cheaper, and healthier dining.</p> A new way for fast food to bug you

Fast food will continue to be popular for the near future, but will become both more adventursome and healthier. A slew of "foodie"-style fast food restaurants will spring up, dedicated to making great food quickly and affordably. Often this will mean using unusual ingredients that manage to be both low price but highly nutritious, and, with great frequency, these additives will be insect protein. Moth flour will...

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Epigenetics

I was excited to read The Double Helix when I was young. That was the account by James Watson of the discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid as the building block of life. I was always looking for explanations and causes in those days and it seemed Watson and Francis Crick had identified DNA as life’s foundation. It was indeed a landmark scientific moment in understanding the biological sequence over time; how worms,...

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