Arts & Life http://www.kunc.org en Six Easy Steps For Growing Garlic http://www.kunc.org/post/six-easy-steps-growing-garlic <p>Garlic planted along the Front Range in the autumn is ready for harvest the following July. Like spring flowering bulbs garlic will set roots and start growing in the warm autumn soil. As the soil cools the growth stops, but the plant is ready to start growing as soon as the soil warms up in the spring. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:31:54 +0000 Tom Throgmorton 58771 at http://www.kunc.org Six Easy Steps For Growing Garlic Are Organic Vegetables More Nutritious After All? http://www.kunc.org/post/are-organic-vegetables-more-nutritious-after-all There may never be an end to arguments over whether organic food is more nutritious. But a new <a href="http://csanr.wsu.edu/program-areas/m2m/research-areas/nutritional-quality/bjn-2014/">study</a> is the most ambitious attempt so far to resolve the issue — and it concludes that organic fruit and vegetables offer a key benefit.<p>It's a scientific reply to an <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/09/04/160395259/why-organic-food-may-not-be-healthier-for-you">analysis</a> that some researchers at Stanford University published two years ago. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 58780 at http://www.kunc.org Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes http://www.kunc.org/post/spread-palm-oil-production-africa-threatens-great-apes In recent years, consumers have grown increasingly aware that the explosion of palm oil plantations to supply food companies making everything from Pop-Tarts to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/08/16/212671438/ramen-to-the-rescue-how-instant-noodles-fight-global-hunger">ramen noodles</a> has taken a heavy toll on the environment.<p>In Malaysia and Indonesia, where most of the world's palm oil is produced, environmental groups have been putting <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90714122">pressure</a> on suppliers that convert rain forests into plantatio Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 58775 at http://www.kunc.org Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes In Aftermath Of Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain http://www.kunc.org/post/after-brazils-world-cup-defeat-poem-numb-pain Any time you're facing big failure is a good time to revisit the 1888 poem "<a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174665">Casey at the Bat</a>." It's the classic story of dashed optimism, of an entire city putting its hopes on the result of one single, heartbreaking at-bat. Here are the last stanzas. It's down to the wire. The Mudville team has two outs, two strikes, and they're hoping Casey will save them.<p><blockquote><p>The sneer is gone from Casey's lip, his teeth are clinched in hate;<br />He pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 58776 at http://www.kunc.org If Exercise Feels Like Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow http://www.kunc.org/post/if-exercise-work-mindless-snacking-may-follow If we hit the gym, don't we deserve a little extra something, maybe something sinfully sweet? The idea that sacrifice begets reward is embedded in our collective thinking.<p>But a fascinating new study from the folks at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab shows how this thinking might backfire. Thinking of exercise as work can lure us into mindlessly devouring calorie-bombs, such as a big helping of pudding or extra handfuls of M&M's. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:21:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 58768 at http://www.kunc.org If Exercise Feels Like Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow