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A Tequila Sweetener Could Help Reduce Diabetes and Obesity

Tequila is the answer to many of life's problems—and now, a sweetener made from the stuff might just be the answer to a pandemic of obesity and (in the US) diabetes, too. Read More >>

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Controversial Jam Law Could Send Conserve Fans Underground in Search of Sweeter Hits

The EU is proposing to lower the minimum amount of sugar that needs to be in jam in order for it to be called jam, meaning jams could soon be made with 50 per cent sugar instead of the current 60 per cent required. This horror scenario could have us breakfasting like the savage Europeans, says one horrified MP. Read More >>

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3D Printed Sugar Is Intricately Beautiful

Forget medical applications and guns: when 3D printing is this beautiful, I don't care if the result is only good for sweetening my coffee. Read More >>

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London's Skyline Has Never Looked So Sweet

We've seen what London's iconic skyline is soon going to morph into and it's gorgeous, but it's nowhere near as sweet as this beauty. Here's London's famous skyline recreated with 2186 sugar cubes to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Museum of London Docklands. Two lumps in your tea, right? Read More >>

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How Much Sugar Really Is in Food?

Sugar is sweet, sugar is delicious, sugar is lovely but sugar can be so terribly bad for you. How much sugar is in foods and drinks you love? Like a soda or orange juice or cereal or even baked beans? Sugar is everywhere! That white cocaine powder adds up. BuzzFeed made a video visualising the actual grams of sugar in each food and to see the actual snuff is dizzying. Fruit Loops over "healthy" cereal everyday now! [BuzzFeed] Read More >>

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Boeing's Concept SUGAR Plane Plugs In Like a Prius

In November of 2011, American commercial airlines consumed 48.3 million gallons of fuel—every day—and paid a total of $49.8 billion that month to do so. And with increasingly tight operating budgets, fuel efficiency has quickly become a primary concern for the airlines. Boeing thinks one possible solution is its new plug-in hybrid jet concept that burns 70 percent less gas per flight with the help of local power grid. Read More >>

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What Would Happen If Those Coca-Cola Polar Bears Really Drank It?

I once loved everything about soda / pop / cool drink / whatever you call those cans of amazing refreshing, sweet bubbles—it is magic in liquid form. But of course it comes with the cost of ridiculous amounts of sugar and calories. So I cut back. But for people who don't cut back on the stuff? Watch out. Here's what would happen if those cute Coca-Cola polar bears really drank it. Read More >>

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Sugar Could Charge up Gadgets Just Like it Gives a Jolt to Kids

Lithium-ion batteries are the most common technology powering modern devices. But lithium itself is a rare metal that's hard to come by, and countries that have to import it are developing alternatives. In Japan, researchers at the Tokyo University of Science have discovered a way to make a sodium-ion battery that can be made with plain old sugar. Read More >>

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Fizzy, Sugary Soft Drinks Are Making Teens Extra-Violent

Apparently caffeinated beverages are not teaching the world to sing in perfect harmony. Read More >>

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