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The Salt
3:39 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Late Chicago Chef Sought To Open 'A New Page In Gastronomy'

Chef Homaro Cantu holds a tomato in the kitchen of his Chicago restaurant Moto in 2007. Haute cuisine and extreme science collided in the kitchen of Chef Cantu, who took his own life Tuesday.
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Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 4:25 pm

The culinary world lost a visionary this week. Homaru Cantu, a specialist in the avant-garde approach to cooking known as molecular gastronomy, died Tuesday in Chicago at the age of 38. The Cook County Medical Examiner ruled Cantu's death a suicide.

Every visit to Cantu's flagship restaurant, Michelin-starred Moto, was a trip down the rabbit hole.

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World
3:39 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Suicide Blast Kills More Than 30 In Afghanistan

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 4:25 pm

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Politics
3:39 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Converge In New Hampshire

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 4:25 pm

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Politics
3:39 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

When Politicians Lose Their Accents

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 4:25 pm

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is one of the presidential hopefuls speaking at that GOP event. And the way Walker speaks has been getting some close scrutiny lately. Check out this clip from when he was running for governor of Wisconsin.

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Science
3:39 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Setting The Record Straight On The Phrase 'Gateway Drug'

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 4:25 pm

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: A new victim is being lured into the trap of addiction. High - high, as a kite - the marijuana has done its job well. She can be led now, ready to go along. Casually, he introduces the idea of something stronger, real kicks.

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