August 26, 2014

Undercover Colors

1 A Manicure That Detects Date Rape Drugs

Four male North Carolina State University students have developed a nail polish that changes color when swirled in a drink that has been spiked with date rape drugs. “All of us have been close to someone who has been through the terrible experience [of date rape],” said Ankash Madan, one of the founders of Undercover Colors, the company that hopes to produce the polish that can detect Xanax, GHB and Rohynpnol. This innovation is lauded as a positive development for helping women avoid sexual assault but there are detractors who say the solution to America’s college rape culture is to teach men and boys not to rape. Undercover Colors nail polish “shifts the fear from the victims to the perpetrators.” No release date has been announced as the company is still awaiting funding.

More at Msnbc.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: New Hand-Held Sensor Detects Date Rape Drugs

Tags: Date Rape, North Carolina State University, Sexual Assault, Undercover Colors, Date Rape Nail Polish, Ankash Madan

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Burger Eats Donut

2 Burger King Buys Tim Hortons, Moves

Burger King says they have agreed to buy Tim Hortons, and they plan to base themselves in Canada. While known for their doughnuts, Tim Hortons also sells other food items. It's expected that Burger King will continue to be operated from its Miami headquarters, while Tim Hortons will continue to run out of Canada. CNN reports that the transaction is controversial and raises questions about corporate patriotism. However, Burger King officials deny that they're moving in order to pay lower corporate taxes. Instead, Burger King claims that the move is all about growth.

More at CNN | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Burger King Boss Says British Food Is Terrible

Tags: Burger King Moving, Burger King Going Canada, Burger King Buys Tim Hortons, BK Leaving America, Corporate Patriotism

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Tricky Raw Milk Smells OK

3 Campylobacter Infections Linked to Raw Milk

At least 45 people became ill with Campylobacter infections after consuming raw (unpasteurized) milk or cream from Ropelato Dairy in Weber County, located in Utah. The contaminated milk doesn't look, smell or taste differently, reports Fox 13 in Salt Lake City. Illnesses from the raw milk or cream were reported in several counties in Utah. Two cases have been confirmed in California and Idaho. Ropelato Dairy's license to sell raw milk was suspended following four positive tests for Campylobacter. The Campylobacteriosis bacterial infection can last for one week or more, and causes symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and fever.

More at Fox 13 Salt Lake City | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Raw Milk: the Battle Is Engaged

Tags: Raw Milk, Ropelato Dairy, Campylobacter Infection, Unpasteurized Milk Illnesses

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Detached Heads Can Kill

4 Cobra Head Kills Chef Preparing Its Body

Peng Fan, a Chinese chef, was preparing a dish made from the flesh of the Indochinese spitting cobra (Naja siamensis) when the cobra head, which had been detached for 20 minutes, injected the chef with venom. Fan died before he could receive anti-venom, reports Mirror. The severed cobra head injected Fan with venom as he picked it up to put it in the trash. Meals prepared with snakes are expensive delicacies in China. Some people believe that snake meat may cure bodily ailments.

More at Mirror | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Bronx Zoo Loses Egyptian Cobra

Tags: Cobra Head Kills After Detached, Indochinese Spitting Cobra, Deadly Chef Accidents, Freak Kitchen Accidents

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