Sunday 26 January 2014


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Gabriel Popkin reports in Science News: "All of the universe’s matter, cosmologists believe, forms a web of dark matter and gas that was spun shortly after the Big Bang and has been stretching out ever since. Now astronomers say they have glimpsed a brightly lit strand of this web". Read full article in Science News. E.T.P. 5'

Fast Company shares some unexpected ways technology will change the world by 2020. From health care, financial inclusion and educational models, to the creative boom, "what bloggers did to mass media will have its parallel in what amateurs will do to the Sonys and Toyotas of the world.". Six years isn't that long, but the rapid pace of innovation means everything could look a lot different by then. Have a look at this intersting article in Fast Company. E.T.P. 6'

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Maria Godoy writes in NPR: "Moms-to-be are often reminded that they're eating for two. It's tempting to take this as an excuse to go for that extra scoop of the ice cream. (Believe me, I've been there.)
But a convincing body of research suggests that expectant mothers should be walking away with the opposite message: Pregnancy should be a time to double-down on healthful eating if you want to avoid setting up your unborn child for a lifetime of wrestling with obesity.
Now, published this week offers tantalizing clues from mice of one way that a poor maternal diet may be laying the groundwork for obesity: by rewiring a part of the brain that's critical to regulating appetite. And these changes appear to happen in the third trimester of pregnancy, suggest the findings, which appear in the journal Cell." Read or listen to the full article in NPR. E.T.P. 4'30''

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