A display of hot peppers with an explanation of the Scoville scale at the H-E-B Central Market in Houston, Texas The Scoville scale is the measurement of the pungency (spicy heat) of chili peppers or other spicy foods as reported in Scoville heat units (SHU), a function of capsaicin concentration. The scale is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville. Unlike methods based on high-performance liquid chromatography, the Scoville scale is an empirical measurement dependent on the capsaicin sensitivity of testers and so is not a precise or accurate method to measure capsaicinoid concentration. Scoville organoleptic test Scoville ratings Considerations Since Scoville ratings are defined per unit of dry mass, comparison of ratings between products having different water content can be misleading. ASTA pungency units External links References
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White Tea Vs. Green Tea - Difference Between White Tea And Green TeaAlmost everyone has a fair idea of the health benefits of green tea. For the health conscious, green tea is a part and parcel of the daily routine. And why not, when for decades people have been bombarded with advertisements extolling the medicinal properties of green tea, and rightly so. But now this esteemed position of green tea is severely threatened, from its pinnacle as the healthiest beverage, by a member of its own family. The white tea, the newest entrant among tea drinkers, is a part of the tea trinity. Difference Between White Tea And Green Tea Both white tea and green tea undergo very little processing.
Comment j'ai pourri le webPetite expérience amusante sur l'usage du numérique en lettres Pendant ma première année au lycée, j’ai donné à mes élèves de Première une dissertation à faire à la maison. Avec les vacances scolaires les élèves avaient presque un mois pour la rédiger : c’était leur première dissertation de l’année. Plus tard, en corrigeant chez moi, je me suis aperçu que des expressions syntaxiquement obscures étaient répétées à l’identique dans plusieurs copies. En les recherchant sur Google, j’ai trouvé des corrigés sur un sujet de dissertation voisin vendus à 1,95€. Interloqué, j’ai immédiatement arrêté de corriger les copies, ne sachant plus à quoi ou à qui j’avais affaire et ayant l’impression de travailler dans le vide. Plus tard, la même année, j’ai donné sur table à une de mes classes un commentaire composé, sur un passage d’une œuvre classique. J’ai donc décidé de mener une petite expérience pédagogique l’année suivante : j'ai pourri le web ! Tendre sa toile... 1ère étape 2ème étape 3ème étape
European Space Agency hacked, sensitive data released publicly - TNW Europe (Build 20110318052756)It is reported that yesterday the European Space Agency (ESA) website was compromised by a hacker, opening up sensitive project logs and exposing hundreds of email addresses and passwords associated with some of Europe’s top science institutes. The hacker, known by the alias TinKode, posted a full disclosure of the attack on his website, highlighting FTP accounts, database users, hashed passwords as well as SHA1-hashed server root password. Perhaps a little more worrying for the ESA was that fact the attacker was also able to access some of the agency’s space projects including satellite activities, calibration sources and environmental details. Despite showcasing the data stolen in the attack, the hacker did not disclose how the ESA website was compromised. In an edit to the blog post, TinKode notes that an email had been sent to the European Space Agency, notifying them of the breach.
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15 of the World's Most Expensive CheesesThere's so much more to the wonderful world of cheese than your typical grocery store brick would suggest. Thousands of artisan cheeses around the world are produced via their own intricate and labor-intensive processes, which create complex and stunning flavor profiles. There are many wonderful American-made and imported fine cheeses that won't break the bank … but none of those are going to appear on this list. 1. Also known as the Prince of Gruyères, this alpine hunk is the stuff that fondue dreams are made of. 2. This won a Gold British Cheese award in 2002 and was acknowledged as the priciest British cheese out there. 3. Truly the crown of Oregon, Rogue River Blue is a smoky, creamy blue that’s been aged in pear brandy-soaked grape leaves. 4. This ooey gooey wonder won Best of Show at the 2013 American Cheese Society conference. 5. Buffalo’s milk has around twice the fat of cow’s milk, so it produces some of the creamiest cheese in the world. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
Top 10 Destructive Nutrition Lies Ever ToldBy Dr. Mercola There is no shortage of health advice out there, and no shortage of bad advice to go along with it. Some misguided notions are harmless—but others are outright dangerous and can lead you down the road to chronic health problems and may even trim years off your life. It is critically important to decipher fact from fiction. Many nutrition myths get repeated over and over until they are mistaken for truth, especially when perpetually spread by public health authorities. Lie #1: Breakfast Is the Healthiest Meal of the Day, and You Should Eat Many Small Meals a Day How many of you had mothers who would not let you leave the house without breakfast? Lie #2: Saturated Fat Causes Heart Disease The dangerous recommendation to avoid saturated fat, which arose from an unproven hypothesis from the mid-1950s, has been harming people's health for about 40 years now. Lie #3: High Omega-6 Seed and Vegetable Oils Are Good for You Lie #5: Soy Is a Health Food Now for the #1 Truth...
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Evolution on the fly: Look, Ma! No genes! - (Build 20100625223402)U. ROCHESTER (US)—Researchers have identified a new mechanism for evolution that bypasses genes altogether. A research team has chronicled a striking example of a bacteria infecting an animal, giving the animal a reproductive advantage, and being passed from mother to children. This symbiotic relationship between host animal and bacteria gives the host animal a readymade defense against a hazard in its environment and thus has spread through the population by natural selection—the way a favorable gene would. The work by University of Rochester biologist John Jaenike and colleagues provides the first substantial report of this effect in the wild, but he says it may be a common phenomenon that has been happening undetected in many different organisms for ages. Aside from shedding light on an important evolutionary mechanism, his findings could aid in developing methods that use defensive bacteria to stave off diseases in humans.