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Healthier salami? Think Coagulase-negative staphylococci!

The production of fermented meat, such as French saucisson sec, Spanish chorizo, or Italian salami, is an age-old process originally used to preserve raw meat, which is a highly perishable foodstuff. Controversially, the consumption of fermented meats is now associated with colon cancer, cardiovascular disease, and obesity, and discouraged by the World Cancer Research Fund. Scientific data suggest that these health risks could be bypassed by a more careful selection of the microorganisms responsible for the fermentation.

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The Universe Talks with a Brand New Voice!

Two weeks ago, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) collaboration announced the first direct observation of gravitational waves. The signal was emitted by two black holes colliding together 1.3 billion years ago forming a single black hole 62 times more massive than our Sun. The collision created gravitational energy ripples that travelled through the Universe. The two multi-kilometer-scale LIGO detectors located in Hanford, Washington, USA and in Livingston, Louisiana, USA, have now detected these ripples in the fabric of spacetime.

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This Was Bright Club BXL – edition 2

Bright Club is a stand up comedy night where scientists talk about their research in a seriously funny way. This Bright Club Brussels took place February 2nd, 2016, at Rits Café Brussels. Our bravest researchers took their chance to seize the stage and entertain the masses with a series of scientifically sound jokes. And with succes! Maybe they felt that the force was with them: they were supported by our national science comedy treasure Lieven Scheire as an excellent MC. If you missed it, feel free to watch the videos below and find out why the chicken crossed the Dansaert street!

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This was the first Bright Club BXL

Bright Club is a stand up comedy night where scientists talk about their research in a seriously funny way. The first Bright Club Brussels took place October 15th, 2015, at Rits Café Brussels. Different researchers took their chance to seize the stage and entertain the audience with a series of scientifically sound jokes. And with succes! Maybe they felt the force was with them: they were supported by Bright Club instigator and British stand up comedian Steve Cross, and our national science comedy treasure Lieven Scheire added to that support by being an excellent MC.

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