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Are you the kind of hoopy frood who knows where your towel is? If so, you're in good company. All over the world today fans of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy are heeding Douglas Adams's words that a towel is "about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have" and are conspicuously carrying one with them for the day in honour of the writer who died nine years ago.

Every time a president sends the name of a nominee to the Supreme Court up the Hill to the Senate, we can be confident that Our Nation’s Journalism will reduce the matter to some trivial cliche.

Red meat consumption has been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and several types of cancer (breast, colorectal, stomach, bladder, prostate, and lymphoma). There are plausible mechanisms: meat is a source of carcinogens, iron that may increase oxidative damage, and saturated fat. But correlation and plausibility are not enough to establish causation. Is red meat really dangerous? If so, how great is the risk? A couple of recent studies have tried to shed light on these questions, but they have raised more questions than they have answered.

What football fans could learn from the giant honeybee of southern Asia

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Comments

Years ago I read a couple of articles that said that our human brain started to develop once our ancestors started to eat meat.

So without meat, we would still be chimps.

I suppose you can find this stuff by searching a little.

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