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  • Oldest Peach Pits Found in China [ > 2 million yrs old ]

    12/02/2015 11:43:43 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Tuesday December 1, 2015 | Rossella Lorenzi
    The oldest peach pits have been found near a bus station in China, according to a new study that sheds new light on the little-known evolutionary history of the fruit. The eight fossilized peach endocarps, or pits, date back more than two and a half million years. They were found by Tao Su, associate professor at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, when road construction near his house in Kunming, capital of Yunnan in southwest China, exposed a rock outcrop from the late Pliocene. Preserved within the Pliocene layers, the fossils looked "strikingly modern," according to Su. With colleague Peter Wilf, a...
  • Model and socialite Peaches Geldof is found dead at her home aged 25

    04/07/2014 10:49:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 7, 2014 | Mia De Graff
    Peaches Geldof has died today at the age of 25. The mother-of-two, daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, was found by police at her house in Wrotham, Kent, at 1.35pm. Kent Police said the death was 'sudden' and 'unexplained'. In a heartbreaking statement her father Bob said: 'Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. 'Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? 'We loved her and will cherish...
  • How to Freeze Peaches with Orange Juice!

    06/08/2012 6:20:48 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Aug. 6th, 2008 | Sherry Tomfeld
    This is a step by step article on how to freeze peaches. So, grab a cup of coffee and start reading this easy method. Remember, this is how I do it, be sure and check with your extension office.
  • Peaches 'n aigs...

    08/05/2010 3:14:09 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 3 replies · 1+ views
    August 5th, 2010 | aelf
    Welcome to summertime! I thought I would share my week, as it has absolutely nothing to do with any of the bothersome things going on in the world. The counter is pretty full as you can see. I hit the local farmer's market yesterday early, and scored 2 15 pound bags of freshly picked pickling cucumbers, half a flat of local peaches since they are simply outstanding this year, and there is one day's take out of the henhouse. The cucumbers were picked right after dawn and were in the jars cooling by's hard to get 'em fresher than...
  • Beware the smell of bitter almonds

    07/20/2010 10:18:54 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 25 replies · 7+ views
    Washington University in St. Louis ^ | Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | Diana Lutz
    Why do many food plants contain cyanide? In murder mysteries, the detective usually diagnoses cyanide poisoning by the scent of bitter almonds wafting from the corpse. The detective knows what many of us might find surprising — that the deadly poison cyanide is naturally present in bitter almonds and many other plants used as food, including apples, peaches, apricots, lima beans, barley, sorghum, flaxseed and bamboo shoots.There's a reason that cyanide exists in all these plants, and it is — to paraphrase Sherlock Holmes — evolutionary, suggests Kenneth M. Olsen, PhD, an assistant professor of biology in Arts &...
  • Good weather, less competition a boon for N.J. growers

    08/02/2007 9:32:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 240+ views ^ | August 2, 2007 | KEVIN G. DeMARRAIS
    It's little wonder that peach growers throughout New Jersey are wearing big smiles these days.  Mother Nature has provided ideal conditions for what is shaping up as a banner year for one of the state's premier crops. Barring extreme weather in the next four to six weeks, New Jersey peach growers should approach last year's totals of 34,000 tons and $35.7 million, said Jerry Frecon, an agricultural agent specializing in fruit at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension in Gloucester County. Fast facts •  Approximately 150 producers grow 8,000 acres of peaches in New Jersey.•  In 2006, New Jersey produced 34,000...
  • Shots fired inside CNN building.

    04/03/2007 10:45:14 AM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 291 replies · 16,491+ views
    AP wire | 4/2/07
    ATLANTA (AP) — Shots fired inside CNN building.
  • Ga. Peaches touted as future fuel source - 180 proof worth

    08/04/2006 10:12:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 689+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/4/06 | Elliot Minor - ap
    TIFTON, Ga. - Part-time farmer Jimmy Griner hopes his ever-so-fragrant, crystal-clear, 180-proof moonshine can help solve the nation's energy problems. Griner arrived at the Georgia Bioenergy Conference this week carrying of quart of the stuff in a Mason jar. He's licensed to make 10,000 gallons a year of the high-octane elixir that's distilled from fermented Georgia-grown wheat. Sponsored by the University of Georgia, the three-day conference attracted about 500 farmers, scientists, engineers and politicians. Speakers from across the nation and at least one foreign country, Brazil, discussed the future of global energy supplies, the economics of biofuels, energy legislation and...
  • Killing suspect was boyfriend (elderly addict stabs girlfriend 69 times)

    07/19/2006 5:35:40 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 11 replies · 804+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 7/18/06 | KRIS WERNOWSKY
    WILKES-BARRE (PA)– At an age when most career-driven men consider retirement, a then 64-year-old Louis Calvin Patrick sold cocaine to a homeless man, then stabbed him in the stomach. The homeless man died. Patrick spent the next decade in jail. More than 13 years after his April 1993 arrest in that drug-deal slaying, Patrick is jailed again. The 78-year-old is now accused of stabbing his girlfriend 69 times with a 5-inch, plastic-handled knife all over her unclothed body, police and the county coroner said. Police officers found 50-year-old Doris “Peaches” Lemons dead on the dining-room floor of the South Franklin...
  • As 'organic' goes mainstream, will standards suffer?

    05/18/2006 6:00:09 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 33 replies · 913+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, May 17, 2006 | Amanda Paulson
    CHICAGO - Buying organic milk these days - or organic apples, eggs, or beef - no longer has to mean an extra trip to a Whole Foods supermarket or the local co-op. Organic products now line the shelves at Safeway and Costco. And Wal-Mart - already the nation's largest organic-milk seller - says it wants to sell more organic food. Large companies including Kraft, General Mills, and Kellogg own sizable organic- and natural-food brands. Now, they are developing organic versions of their own products, too. Still, while some organic-food fans welcome its broadening appeal and availability, others worry that the...
  • (Overrated) Artists Speak Out Against the War (and President and FBI, CIA, etc. etc...)

    03/23/2006 12:01:35 PM PST · by weegee · 9 replies · 470+ views
    Rolling Stoned ^ | Posted Mar 21, 2006 3:33 PM | CHARLEY ROGULEWSKI
    Artists Speak Out Against the War Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Steve Earle, Moby and more play New York anti-war event R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Steve Earle, Rufus Wainwright, Fischerspooner, Moby, Peaches and Devendra Banhart all performed at Monday night's Bring 'Em Home Now! concert at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The event, to benefit a number of anti-war groups, could be seen as an anti-war rally at the third anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq, bringing together an array of musical styles -- hip-hop, country, rock, pop, indie and electronica -- with one shared view: It's time...