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I know they say you can deep fry anything, but it's not an expression I took literally. Then I find out you can deep fry booze and well, there's little room for milder interpretations. Collingwood's Bendigo Hotel appears willing to stick all sorts of spirits into the deep fryer, with its latest concoction involving tequila.

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If there were no societal or cultural pressures to not eat human meat, would it even be good? We're not talking about taste and texture, but rather health and nutrition. Perhaps craving a slice of a particularly delicious-looking friend, AsapSCIENCE decided to tackle the issue in less than four minutes.

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Brian Kateman, like many once-vegetarians, wasn't perfect. But he wasn't trying to be. One Thanksgiving during his university years, Kateman recalls reaching for a piece of turkey, which he permitted himself because of the special occasion. His older sister, predictably, started making fun of him.

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Soylent, a substance, is about to be everywhere. A team of queasy venture capitalists just invested $US50 million ($67.5 million) into the company. This, despite the fact that Soylent is perhaps best known for lying about its ingredients and giving people fits of relentless vomiting and uncontrollable diarrhoea.

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Video: Thanks to YouTube, the easiest way to score your 15 minutes of fame is to buy an expensive machine, master its capabilities, and film yourself using it. Some go with high-speed cameras, while others go with hydraulic presses. William Osman, on the other hand, went the laser cutter route, and used one to make a hauntingly detailed ham and cheese bust of Vin Diesel, because the unyielding terror of human ingenuity never fails to disappoint.

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Circle has received a major deposit of nearly 50,000 seed samples from around the world, bringing the total number of seeds stored at the remote facility to nearly one million. This latest deposit — one of the largest ever — is a critical step in ensuring global food security at a time when the world's climate and geopolitics seems precarious.

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There could be a future where we eat incredible, sustainable, engineered foods — 3D-printed or lab-grown meals, chemically optimised to unleash the perfect combination of flavour and nutrients to fit our bodies and our tastes. Better tasting hot dogs with harmful fats removed! Healthier snacks with accurate expiration dates! Or, we can continue on our present path, and we will keep eating the same foods we always have, including foods that make us sick and obese. And if the United States would like a say in the future of food, the government and the people need to start paying attention to food scientists.