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Coffee, coronavirus and the uncertain future of high street cafe culture People are still drinking coffee but where they...
13/09/2020

Coffee, coronavirus and the uncertain future of high street cafe culture

People are still drinking coffee but where they drink it and how they make it is changing.

https://buff.ly/35vrWVP

Via The Conversation UK

Across the world, trees are growing faster, dying younger – and will soon store less carbon University of Leeds research...
13/09/2020
Across the world, trees are growing faster, dying younger – and will soon store less carbon

Across the world, trees are growing faster, dying younger – and will soon store less carbon

University of Leeds researchers analysed 210,000 tree ring records from 80 different species, and found the trade off between growth and lifespan may neutralise the forest carbon sink.

https://buff.ly/3hrTBJw

via The Conversation UK

We analysed 210,000 tree ring records from 80 different species, and found the trade off between growth and lifespan may neutralise the forest carbon sink.

You can get a robot to keep your lonely grandparents company. Should you?The ethical costs and benefits of a companion r...
11/09/2020

You can get a robot to keep your lonely grandparents company. Should you?

The ethical costs and benefits of a companion robot — during the pandemic and beyond.

https://buff.ly/2FgRjzU

via Vox

The Debt PandemicGiven the numerous other risks to long-term growth, how can today’s policymakers best manage the debt b...
11/09/2020

The Debt Pandemic

Given the numerous other risks to long-term growth, how can today’s policymakers best manage the debt burden?

A #ProjectSyndicate piece by Modern Monetary Theory advocate @StephanieKelton

https://buff.ly/2ZuXNlJ

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha
11/09/2020

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

– Buddha

When did we become fully human? What fossils and DNA tell us about the evolution of modern intelligenceArtefacts suggest...
10/09/2020
When did we become fully human? What fossils and DNA tell us about the evolution of modern intelligence

When did we become fully human?

What fossils and DNA tell us about the evolution of modern intelligence

Artefacts suggest a 'great leap', a recent evolution of modern intelligence.

Fossils and DNA argue that's an illusion.

https://snip.ly/ig84ux

via The Conversation UK

Artefacts suggest a ‘great leap’, a recent evolution of modern intelligence. Fossils and DNA argue that’s an illusion.

'Life out of balance': Major study evaluates 'screen time' vs 'green time' and the consequences for kids https://snip.ly...
10/09/2020

'Life out of balance':

Major study evaluates 'screen time' vs 'green time' and the consequences for kids

https://snip.ly/s7urgy

Via ABC Australia

Coronavirus Recession: 6 Reasons To Start A Company In A Downturn https://snip.ly/x615trBy @michaelbahati via LinkedIn
10/09/2020

Coronavirus Recession:

6 Reasons To Start A Company In A Downturn

https://snip.ly/x615tr

By @michaelbahati via LinkedIn

#COVID19: Acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers is the only basis for effective action https://snip.ly/8ykkuh...
10/09/2020

#COVID19:

Acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers is the only basis for effective action

https://snip.ly/8ykkuh

by Václav Smil via #oecdforum network

In this piece, published on the #OECDForum, @michaelbahati takes you on a short journey analysing and exploring possible...
10/09/2020

In this piece, published on the #OECDForum, @michaelbahati takes you on a short journey analysing and exploring possible future catastrophes, starting from the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic and considering others that may one day emerge.

https://snip.ly/8sn6s0

cc @OECD CityTalks

10/09/2020

Overfed and under-exercised, some dogs are putting on pandemic pounds

https://snip.ly/0hu4c2

Via Washington Post

Nigerian scientists have identified seven lineages of SARS-CoV-2 There are over 1,000 lineages of SARS-CoV-2 circulating...
09/09/2020

Nigerian scientists have identified seven lineages of SARS-CoV-2

There are over 1,000 lineages of SARS-CoV-2 circulating around the world.

Nigerian scientists have found seven in the country and this is important.

https://snip.ly/3aoaae

Via The Conversation UK

The real reason women live longer than men – new study https://snip.ly/3mr2mxVia The Conversation UK
09/09/2020

The real reason women live longer than men – new study

https://snip.ly/3mr2mx

Via The Conversation UK

Medical research is broken: here's how we can fix itMany published studies fail to fully and accurately report how the s...
09/09/2020

Medical research is broken: here's how we can fix it

Many published studies fail to fully and accurately report how the study was conducted and what was found.

https://snip.ly/d36oip

via The Conversation UK

Epidemics Are Often Followed by UnrestLessons from other historic pandemics show social tension accumulated throughout e...
09/09/2020
Epidemics Are Often Followed by Unrest - Neuroscience News

Epidemics Are Often Followed by Unrest

Lessons from other historic pandemics show social tension accumulated throughout epidemics lead to significant episodes of rebellion.

https://snip.ly/lzq1vr

Via Neuroscience News

Lessons from other historic pandemics show social tension accumulated throughout epidemics lead to significant episodes of rebellion.

Thyroid Inflammation Linked to Anxiety DisordersResearchers say thyroid inflammation should be investigated as an underl...
09/09/2020

Thyroid Inflammation Linked to Anxiety Disorders

Researchers say thyroid inflammation should be investigated as an underlying factor in certain mental health disorders, including anxiety.

https://snip.ly/4901rv

Via Neuroscience News

And if you knew the date of your death, would you change your lifestyle? A new app allows you to put this to the test.ht...
09/09/2020

And if you knew the date of your death, would you change your lifestyle?

A new app allows you to put this to the test.

https://snip.ly/ygf5ea

via The Conversation UK

Egyptian Authorities Have Discovered 13 Completely Sealed 2,500-Year-Old Coffins https://snip.ly/h3k632Via ScienceAlert
09/09/2020

Egyptian Authorities Have Discovered 13 Completely Sealed 2,500-Year-Old Coffins

https://snip.ly/h3k632

Via ScienceAlert

How to debate a flat-EartherSo, why do people believe this, and is it even worth getting into a debate over? https://sni...
08/09/2020

How to debate a flat-Earther

So, why do people believe this, and is it even worth getting into a debate over?

https://snip.ly/wof42x

Via Space.com

Face Masks: Why Your Eyes Might Be Saying More Than You RealizeResearchers investigate how the eyes play a critical role...
08/09/2020

Face Masks: Why Your Eyes Might Be Saying More Than You Realize

Researchers investigate how the eyes play a critical role in emotional expression and finding a potential mate.

https://snip.ly/t5ljvk

Fungi in Gut Linked to Higher Alzheimer’s Risk Can Be Reduced Through Ketogenic DietFollowing the Mediterranean ketogeni...
08/09/2020
Fungi in Gut Linked to Higher Alzheimer's Risk Can Be Reduced Through Ketogenic Diet - Neuroscience News

Fungi in Gut Linked to Higher Alzheimer’s Risk Can Be Reduced Through Ketogenic Diet

Following the Mediterranean ketogenic diet can help modulate unique fungi found in the gut of those with mild cognitive impairment.

https://snip.ly/y2h5ze

Via Neuroscience News

Following the Mediterranean ketogenic diet can help modulate unique fungi found in the gut of those with mild cognitive impairment.

A lesson from discussing the COVID-19 job crisis with young policy makers: Listen!https://snip.ly/o52v4gBy @nbrandt_eco ...
08/09/2020

A lesson from discussing the COVID-19 job crisis with young policy makers: Listen!

https://snip.ly/o52v4g

By @nbrandt_eco via #OECDForum

What if no one buys TikTok?Is China’s maneuver suggesting that #TikTok’s US suitors could end up with a shell company ht...
07/09/2020

What if no one buys TikTok?

Is China’s maneuver suggesting that #TikTok’s US suitors could end up with a shell company

https://snip.ly/5vddxy

By @Jane_Li911

This ancient Chinese anatomical atlas changes what we know about acupuncture and medical historyNew research shows that ...
07/09/2020

This ancient Chinese anatomical atlas changes what we know about acupuncture and medical history

New research shows that the oldest surviving anatomical atlas comes from Han Dynasty China, and was written over 2,000 years ago.

https://snip.ly/7ibzk5

via The Conversation UK

Why we should not treat all conspiracy theories the same https://snip.ly/lws43fVia The Conversation UK
07/09/2020

Why we should not treat all conspiracy theories the same

https://snip.ly/lws43f

Via The Conversation UK

The Facebook prime minister: how Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand's most successful political influencerJacinda Ardern'...
07/09/2020

The Facebook prime minister: how Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand's most successful political influencer

Jacinda Ardern's command of social media and her celebrity-level engagement rates make her a formidable campaigner in the digital age.

https://snip.ly/qcebl7

via The Conversation UK

Are Your Texts Passive-Aggressive? The Answer May Lie In Your Punctuation https://snip.ly/l5zq32via NPR
06/09/2020

Are Your Texts Passive-Aggressive?

The Answer May Lie In Your Punctuation

https://snip.ly/l5zq32

via NPR

From viral conspiracies to exam fiascos, algorithms come with serious side effects https://snip.ly/nhzot3via Guardian
06/09/2020

From viral conspiracies to exam fiascos, algorithms come with serious side effects

https://snip.ly/nhzot3

via Guardian

Most #Indian parents don’t want to send their kids back to schools until the #pandemic is over https://snip.ly/lsw290via...
06/09/2020

Most #Indian parents don’t want to send their kids back to schools until the #pandemic is over

https://snip.ly/lsw290

via @qz

Only one in ten medical treatments are backed by high-quality evidenceMost medical treatments don't work according to th...
05/09/2020

Only one in ten medical treatments are backed by high-quality evidence

Most medical treatments don't work according to the best evidence.

https://snip.ly/9zcr5g

via The Conversation UK

Is there such a thing as a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ recession? How can the #economic outlook appear so bleak, while economists re...
04/09/2020

Is there such a thing as a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ recession?

How can the #economic outlook appear so bleak, while economists remain upbeat?

Not all recessions affect people equally.

https://snip.ly/x6u4d6

By @williamhpark via @BBCFutureMedia

Scientists discover how to harness the power of quantum spookiness by entangling clouds of atoms https://snip.ly/gshbd5V...
04/09/2020

Scientists discover how to harness the power of quantum spookiness by entangling clouds of atoms

https://snip.ly/gshbd5

Via The Conversation UK

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