Nuts are prevalent in the Journal of Nuts. Some (perhaps all) of its articles have interesting authors. One, at least, of the authors of the following article is notably, almost nuttily prolific. That article is: “How Did Globalization Boost the Nuts Production in Indonesia?” Eko Hendarto, Sandhir Sharma, Maria Jade Catalan Opulencia, Mohammed Khudair Hasan, […]
Comes a further advance in the biomedical sciences. Here are the conclusions reported in a study published a few days ago: CONCLUSIONS In two large, independent cohorts of nurses and other health professionals, the frequency of nut consumption was inversely associated with total and cause-specific mortality, independently of other predictors of death. (Funded by the […]
Society needs a tool for removing stubborn nuts. And thanks to William R. Lamphere, society has one. Here’s the patent: “Tool for Removing Stubborn Nuts,” William R. Lamphere, US patent #4446622, issued May 8, 1984.
Today’s Headline of the Day appears in The Physics arXiv Blog: Brazil Nut Effect Measured in Lunar and Martian Gravity Conditions The headline concerns the also-intriguingly-headlined study “Granular convection and the Brazil nut effect in reduced gravity,” Carsten Güttler [pictured here], Ingo von Borstel, Rainer Schräpler, Jürgen Blum,” arXiv:1304.0569, Apr 2, 2013. The authors report: […]
What strategies are available for walnut growers to loosen their nuts? One possible method is provided by the Fruit and Nut Research and Information Center of the University of California at Davis. “A land-grant institution built to advance the human condition through improving the quality of life for all people of California, for all citizens […]
A team from the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University have discovered a reliable method of persuading people to eat up to 50% less pistachio nuts – just leave them in their shells. Their paper on the subject : In-shell pistachio nuts reduce caloric intake compared to shelled nuts (published in the […]
… It made watching the movie an even more interesting experience than it would otherwise be. Normally, I watch movies (and television, and plays) with two levels of consciousness. The first is the sort of untutored, automatic reactions of feeling sad or happy for the characters, enjoying the pretty visuals, and so on. Then there’s […]