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Scientists figure out why food sometimes sticks to nonstick pans

Scientists figure out why food sometimes sticks to nonstick pans

Science
Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Nine out of ten times, the eggs, perfectly cooked, slide seamlessly from pan to plate. That kind of performance is good enough for most home cooks, but researchers at the Czech Academy of Sciences found themselves perplexed by that tenth breakfast. Advertisement Even the best nonstick pans don't work 100 percent of the time -- occasionally, food sticks. To find out why, scientists coated a variety of pans with a thin sheen of oil, turned on the burner and filmed the action from above. Using the camera footage, researchers measured where dry spots formed and how quickly they grew inside the oiled pan. Researchers watched and analyzed how dry spots formed and expanded inside both ceramic and teflon coated pans. The team of physicists detailed their observations in a new pap...
Coronavirus: Trump sticks by unproven hydroxychloroquine

Coronavirus: Trump sticks by unproven hydroxychloroquine

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has again defended the use of hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus, contradicting his own public health officials.He said the malaria medication was only rejected as a Covid-19 treatment because he had recommended its use.His remarks come after Twitter banned his eldest son for posting a clip promoting hydroxychloroquine.There is no evidence the drug can fight the virus, and regulators warn it may cause heart problems. Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned against using the drug to treat coronavirus patients, following reports of "serious heart rhythm problems" and other health issues. The FDA also revoked its emergency-use authorisation for the drug to t...
Workers banned from using USB sticks at IBM

Workers banned from using USB sticks at IBM

Technology
Staff at IBM have been banned from using removable memory devices such as USB sticks, SD cards and flash drives.The possibility of "financial and reputational" damage if staff lost or misused the devices prompted the decision, reported The Register.Instead, IBM staff who need to move data around will be encouraged to do so via an internal network.The decree banning removable storage acknowledges that complying with it could be "disruptive".Losing dataIBM staff were told about the policy in an advisory from Shamla Naidoo, the company's global chief security officer.Some IBM departments had been banned from using removable portable media for some time, said Ms Naidoo, but now the decree was being implemented worldwide. IBM staff ar...
I hope Bird sticks it up England in Melbourne – Starc

I hope Bird sticks it up England in Melbourne – Starc

Sports
Australia v England, fourth Ashes TestVenue: Melbourne Cricket Ground Dates: 26-30 December (23:30 GMT, 25 December)Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.Injured Australia bowler Mitchell Starc hopes his replacement Jackson Bird "sticks it up" England in the fourth Test, which starts on 26 December.Starc, the leading wicket-taker in the series with 19, misses Melbourne's Boxing Day Test with a bruised heel.Last week England's James Anderson said Ashes winners Australia have "problems" beyond their first-choice attack.Starc hit back: "I think they have got bigger things to worry about than the depth of Australia's fast bowlers."Austra...