U.K. Food Review Calls for a Tax on Sugar and Salt

The tax on salt and sugar in processed and restaurant-made foods was among several measures proposed in a sweeping review into England’s food industry.

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Are Some Foods Addictive

Food researchers debate whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat.

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Where That Great French Salt Comes From

The Île de Ré has been producing fleur de sel for generations, and the work is still done by hand.

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Why Were Canadians Warned Not to Let Moose Lick Their Cars?

Let us explain.

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Salt-Rising Bread: A Delicious and Nearly Lost Tradition

This yeast-free bread connects us to long-ago bakers and rewards those who are patient with a delicate, cakelike crumb.

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Think You Have ‘Normal’ Blood Pressure? Think Again

Even levels of blood pressure that are generally considered “normal” may be high enough to foster the development of heart disease, new research shows.

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Buried in Salt, These Potatoes Are a Joy to Eat

Crack the crust tableside to reveal its mysterious contents; the delight will be palpable.

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Cisco security breach hits corporate servers that ran unpatched software

Cisco security breach hits corporate servers that ran unpatched software

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Six servers Cisco uses to provide a virtual networking service were compromised by hackers who exploited critical flaws contained in unpatched versions the open source software service relies on, the company disclosed on Thursday.

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The May 7 compromise hit six Cisco servers that provide backend connectivity to the Virtual Internet Routing Lab Personal Edition (VIRL-PE), a Cisco service that lets customers design and test network topologies without having to deploy actual equipment. Both the VIRL-PE and a related service, Cisco Modeling Labs Corporate Edition, incorporate the Salt management framework, which contained a pair of bugs that, when combined, was critical. The vulnerabilities became public on April 30.

Cisco deployed the vulnerable servers on May 7, and they were compromised the same day. Cisco took them down and remediated them, also on May 7. The servers were:

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