Scott Pham

11:32am

Fri November 30, 2012
The Salt

Booches' Famous Burgers Seek New Buns After Hostess Plant Closes

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 1:57 pm

A softly-lit Booches' burger, back in the days of the Hostess bun.
Genevieve Howard Flickr.com

Twinkie hoarders, artists, and Ding Dong enthusiasts weren't the only consumers affected when Hostess started shutting down plants across America just a few weeks ago.

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10:10am

Wed September 19, 2012
The Salt

McRib Fans May Have To Wait Till Christmas For Their Sandwich Fix

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 11:21 am

McDonald's plans to delay the return of the seasonal McRib sandwich in the hopes it can help boost late winter sales.
Ruocaled Flickr.com

It's not quite as iconic as falling leaves, crisp air, and football, but the McDonald's McRib is usually something folks look forward to enjoying in the autumn months. Not happening this year, according to a company memo obtained by Advertising Age.

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3:29pm

Mon August 6, 2012
All Tech Considered

New Moo-Bile App Helps Keep Cows Cool And Farmers Updated

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 5:44 pm

Dairy cows feed at Heins Family Farm near Higginsville, Mo. Fans and misters keep the barns cool during this summer's record temperatures.
Scott Pham for NPR

When it's hot and humid, you probably don't want to move much and aren't very hungry. The same goes for cows; but when they don't eat, farmers lose money.

Researchers at the University of Missouri think they can help avoid those losses. They've produced a new mobile app that can detect the threat of heat stress in cows using nothing more than a smartphone.

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