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UK bakery banned from using sprinkles which are legal in the US

(CNN) - The owner of a bakery in northern England has been left with a bitter taste in his mouth after authorities told him he had to stop using banned sprinkles sourced from the US.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards said the sprinkles contained an artificial coloring which isn't approved for use in sprinkles in the UK.

The sprinkles had the red food coloring E127, or erythrosine. E127 is only permitted for use in cocktail cherries and candied cherries in the UK and the EU, according to a statement from West Yorkshire Trading Standards sent to CNN Thursday.

But the owner of the bakery isn't happy that his most popular product has lost out on its prize topping.

Elon Musk says Starlink will provide faster internet speeds on airlines

Elon Musk on Thursday touted SpaceX’s plan to use Starlink for in-flight Wi-Fi, emphasizing that his company is in discussions with airlines to add the high-speed satellite internet service.

“Please let them know if you want it on your airliner,” Musk wrote in a tweet, adding that Starlink could add “low latency ~half gigabit connectivity in the air!”

Starlink is the company’s plan to build an interconnected internet network with thousands of satellites, known in the space industry as a constellation, designed to deliver high-speed internet to consumers anywhere on the planet.

SpaceX has launched 1,740 Starlink satellites to date, and the network has more than 100,000 users in 14 countries who are participating in a public beta, with service priced at $99 a month.

SpaceX Vice President Jonathan Hofeller earlier this year said that the company is “in talks with several” airlines about adding Starlink in-flight Wi-Fi, noting that it has an “aviation product in development.”

How highly processed foods harm memory in the aging brain

Four weeks on a diet of highly processed food led to a strong inflammatory response in the brains of aging rats that was accompanied by behavioral signs of memory loss, a new study has found.

Researchers also found that supplementing the processed diet with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA prevented memory problems and reduced the inflammatory effects almost entirely in older rats.

Neuroinflammation and cognitive problems were not detected in young adult rats that ate the processed diet.

The study diet mimicked ready-to-eat human foods that are often packaged for long shelf lives, such as potato chips and other snacks, frozen entrees like pasta dishes and pizzas, and deli meats containing preservatives.

Highly processed diets are also associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes, suggesting older consumers might want to scale back on convenience foods and add foods rich in DHA, such as salmon, to their diets, researchers say – especially considering harm to the aged brain in this study was evident in only four weeks.

“The fact we’re seeing these effects so quickly is a little bit alarming,” said senior study author Ruth Barrientos, an investigator in The Ohio State University Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral health.

ResetEra gaming forum sold for $4.5 million

ResetEra, one of the biggest online gaming and community forums, has been acquired by MOBA Network for $4.55 million. No changes to the forum's operational and moderating teams will be made.

$3.55 million of that has been paid in cash, and the remaining $1 million will be paid by December 31. ResetEra makes money through ad sales, and subscriptions to remove said ads. According to the press release announcing the acquisition, the business made $700,000 in sales over the last year.

MOBA Network is looking to introduce new ad formats, and up the share of direct ad sales, with an eye on massive growth in 2022.

ResetEra is publically accessible by anyone, but places big restrictions on new memberships. It only has around 55,000 members, but 45 million forum posts from its engaged community. These membership requirements will remain.

Psychedelic use associated with lower odds of heart disease and diabetes, study finds

People who have tried a psychedelic drug at least once in their lifetime have lower odds of heart disease and diabetes, according to new research published in Scientific Reports. The new findings highlight the need for further research to investigate the link between psychedelics and cardiometabolic health.

“In our previous research, we have found associations between lifetime classic psychedelic use and lower odds of being overweight or obese as well as lower odds of having hypertension in the past year, both of which are risk factors of cardiometabolic disease,” said study author Otto Simonsson of the University of Oxford. “We therefore wanted to look specifically at the link between lifetime classic psychedelic use and cardiometabolic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.”

In an article published in Journal of Psychopharmacology this year, researchers argued “that psychedelic substances such as psilocybin could be used to assist in promoting positive lifestyle change conducive to good overall health,” noting that the use of psychedelic drugs has been associated with spontaneous changes in health-related behaviors, such as reducing alcohol consumption and exercising more.

Simonsson and his colleagues noted in their current study that psychedelics have also “been shown to improve mental health conditions associated with cardiometabolic diseases” and to have some anti-inflammatory properties.

BioNTech begins Phase 2 trial of mRNA-based vaccine against colorectal cancer

The second phase trial of an mRNA-based cancer vaccine developed by BioNTech has started, the German biopharmaceutical company announced on Friday.

The first colorectal cancer patient was dosed with the individualized mRNA cancer vaccine BNT122 in a Phase 2 clinical trial, the company said in a statement.

Ozlem Tureci, co-founder and chief medical officer of BioNTech, said the trial is an important milestone in the company’s years long efforts to develop individualized immunotherapies for cancer patients.

“Many cancers progress in such a way that the patient initially appears tumor-free after surgery, but after some time tumor foci that were initially invisible grow and form metastases,” she said.

“In this clinical trial in patients with colorectal cancer, we aim to identify high-risk patients with a blood test and investigate whether an individualized mRNA vaccine can prevent such relapses,” she added.

Firefox Now Sends Your Address Bar Keystrokes to Mozilla

Firefox now sends more data than you might think to Mozilla. To power Firefox Suggest, Firefox sends the keystrokes you type into your address bar, your location information, and more to Mozilla’s servers. Here’s exactly what Firefox is sharing and how to control it.

This change was made as part of the introduction of Firefox Suggest in Firefox 93, released on October 5, 2021. As part of Firefox Suggest, Firefox is getting ads in your search bar—but that’s not the only thing that will be news to longtime Firefox users.

According to Mozilla, “Firefox Suggest acts as a trustworthy guide to the better web, surfacing relevant information and sites to help people accomplish their goals.”

In reality, what that means is, when you start typing in your address bar, you won’t just see the standard search suggestions from Google or your current search default engine. You’ll also see “Firefox Suggest” results pointing to web pages. Some of them are sponsored ads, but you can disable the ads.

Firefox Suggest is on by default. Mozilla’s blog post on the subject says Firefox Suggest is an “opt-in experience,” which was the case in September 2021—but it’s now enabled by default in Firefox 93.

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