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Burger King Is Testing a Meat-Free Impossible Whopper Made With "No "F***ing Cow"

2 months ago by Hannah Sentenac
Burger King is testing a meat-free Whopper. First off, this is not an April Fool's joke, and, second, the Miami-based fast-food giant is not going vegan, so those of you who crave beef have nothing to worry about. Beginning today, the Impossible Whopper is being tested in 59 Burger King restaurants in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Probably Headed to Florida Keys to Fight Zika

3 years ago by Tim Elfrink
The bad news: Zika is coming to Florida. On Friday, two new cases of the virus linked to serious birth defects were reported in the state, and scientists believe it could spread rapidly come summer as mosquito populations explode. And we're still a long way away from a vaccine for...
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Miami Beach Asks FDA for Emergency Permission to Release Anti-Zika GMO Mosquitoes

3 years ago by Jerry Iannelli
Aerial pesticide spraying has not eradicated the Zika virus in Miami Beach so far, adding fuel to critics who have warned all along that buildings are too tall and ocean breezes too strong for that method to work there. So the city is resorting to less conventional methods: Officials have...
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Saving America's Most Endangered Species, the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow

2 years ago by Claire Goforth
The clock is ticking. Any minute, Andrew Schumann  could get called away for a momentous occasion—the birth of his brother’s first child. But at present, he has other firstborns on his mind: 18 Florida grasshopper sparrows. A lot is riding on the survival of these tiny chicks who will be no...
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The 21 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

2 years ago by Taylor Estape
Thursday Sometimes people need to be bribed into looking at art. But if the prospects of looking über-cool, getting free drinks, and being immortalized through art after becoming a painter's lover aren't enough to lure you to your nearest gallery, the Chocolate and Art Show has another angle: free treats...
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Concert Pick of the Weekend: Chrome Sparks at Bardot

3 years ago by Zach Schlein
If chillwave is as dead as the blogosphere claims, someone forgot to tell Chrome Sparks. Born Jeremy Malvin, the Pittsburgh-bred and Brooklyn-based musician, best known for his viral hit "Marijuana," will perform at Bardot as a three-piece band this Friday after opener Moon Diagrams. If it were possible to genetically...
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In Coming-of-Age Tales, Three Authors Take a Page from the Book of Holzer

3 years ago by Joshua Kleinberg
If you haven’t gotten around to checking out Jenny Holzer’s Inflammatory Essays at the Pérez Art Museum, you’ll want to pencil that in before the installation comes down on Friday, June 17. First wheat-pasted onto buildings in Manhattan between 1979 and 1982, Holzer’s essays made their way from the streets...
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Rick Scott Let Florida Ask Him Questions on Facebook and Things Got Weird

5 years ago by Tim Elfrink
Around 6 p.m. last night, Gov. Rick Scott took off his jacket, perched onto an uncomfortable folding chair in an empty room and flipped open his Macbook to have a reasonable Facebook question-and-answer session with the fine folks in his state. But then somewhere around the 19th personal attack wedged...
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Tofurky: What the Hell Is It?

8 years ago by Camille Lamb
Every vegan has heard the oh-so-clever jeers about his or her Thanksgiving prospects."What are you gonna eat? Tofurky?" some guy inevitably interjects as he shoves a couple more pieces of Stove Top into the hollow of his dead bird.Some of these tofu-phobes may not even realize that Tofurky is more...
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Meet Dr. Noris Ledesma, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Mango Matchmaker

4 years ago by Laine Doss
Last weekend, tens of thousands of people braved the scorching Miami heat index to purchase baby mango trees and fruit smoothies at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's annual mango festival. Although the festival is a highlight in the garden's yearly events calendar, garden plays a much more important role in the...

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