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Glutamate is an amino acid and neurotransmitter that has been monitored in action for the first time.

A well-known salt of glutamate is monosodium glutamate (MSG). It breaks down into sodium and glutamate ions during digestion.

MSG attained urban legend status after a letter submitted to the New England Journal of Medicine ascribed various symptoms to MSG and was published as "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome". 

With little fanfare and less justification, Trump resurrected the USAF Space Command last year.

Zero originality points for the logo design and a ten point penalty for the nerd pandering.

"The world’s richest 2,153 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined"

Capitalism may provide more upward mobility than other systems, but that doesn't mean we should avert our eyes from the inevitable imbalances.  

Anyone who has played Monopoly or real-time strategy games knows that eventually the power players control the board.

Someone told me “I watch all of the news channels to make sure I get all of the news.”

If you are getting your news from television (or their online appendages), you're not getting news, but ‘news-like product’ to make you believe whatever one of the six corporations who control the major news outlets want you to believe.

The news is dead. Long live the narrative.


Hollywood spent $175M on a film that was so bad it could only be improved by adding a scene of a man extracting bagpipes from a dragon's nether regions, and even that strategic maneuver only netted $30M opening weekend and likely not much more.

It's a far cry from the days of Home Alone, hauling $162M on a $15M budget or Dirty Dancing grabbing $62M on a $10M budget.

Every year, Hollywood has to relearn that money, technology, and potty humor does not a good movie make.

No fewer than 119 billionaires and their private jets converge on Davos, Switzerland next week for the World Economic Forum where they will bandy topics such as “Balancing Domestic and Global Inequality” and “Breaking Legal Barriers to Equality.”

It's just as well they're rich, otherwise they could not afford the $43 hot dogs.