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‘The talk about superfoods is absurd, and miracle diets do not exist’

Dr. Jordi Salas-Salvadó, a professor of Nutrition at Rovira i Virgili University, leads a revolutionary research project that will change what we know about the Mediterranean diet’s effects on health

26/03/2023 El País

Are submersible super-yachts the next adventure for billionaire tourists?

A project led by James Cameron to promote deep-sea tourism aspires to more than entertaining the ultra-wealthy

26/03/2023 El País

Why you should let your dog sniff as many lamp posts as they want

Dogs should be allowed to sniff as many lamp posts as they want when out on a walk and not be yanked onwards by bored owners, a canine expert has said.

26/03/2023 Telegraph

Does the future of medicine lie in space?

In a small lab, squeezed into the corner of a skyscraper in downtown Tel Aviv, Israeli entrepreneur Yossi Yamin is proudly holding what he calls “a little James Bond-style suitcase factory, powered by the sun”. As with many of 007’s finest…

26/03/2023 The Guardian

At Apple, Rare Dissent Over a New Product: Interactive Goggles

The company is expected to unveil an augmented reality headset in a few months. Some employees wonder if the device makes sense for Apple.

26/03/2023 New York Times

AI expert Meredith Broussard: ‘Racism, sexism and ableism are systemic problems’

Meredith Broussard is a data journalist and academic whose research focuses on bias in artificial intelligence (AI). She has been in the vanguard of raising awareness and sounding the alarm about unchecked AI.

26/03/2023 The Guardian

After nearly 200 years, the Yuchi Tribe of Oklahoma reconnects with bison

Tribal members say the new herd will strengthen ceremonial practices and connect them not only with the animal but also with other Indigenous nations.

26/03/2023 NPR

‘They are formidable creatures’: life with Northumberland’s rare white wild cattle

From a distance they look so placid and approachable, but you would not want to get on the wrong side of the wild white cattle of Chillingham, one of the rarest animals in the world.

26/03/2023 The Guardian

Planets on parade: 5 will be lined up in night sky this week

Keep an eye to the sky this week for a chance to see a planetary hangout. Five planets — Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus and Mars — will line up near the moon. WHERE AND WHEN CAN YOU SEE THEM? The best day to catch the whole group is Tuesday.

26/03/2023 The Independent

AI Is Like … Nuclear Weapons?

The concern, as Edward Teller saw it, was quite literally the end of the world. He had run the calculations, and there was a real possibility, he told his Manhattan Project colleagues in 1942, that when they detonated the world’s first nuclear bomb,…

26/03/2023 The Atlantic

To Hold Tech Accountable, Look to Public Health

The field of public health has transformed medicine, yet failed the most vulnerable. This trajectory can be avoided.

26/03/2023 Wired

Corporate management: Women are losing ground and need to be more strategic, but the culture must also change

Far from progressing, the position of women in management in companies is regressing. Several post-pandemic factors are at work, but both men and women are losing out.

26/03/2023 The Conversation

Did Canada and Ontario pay too much money for Volkswagen’s battery plant?

For the kind of money the federal and Ontario governments probably spent for a Volkswagen EV battery plant in southwestern Ontario, Canada might have been able to launch its own EV maker.

26/03/2023 The Conversation

Gene Expression in Neurons Solves a Brain Evolution Puzzle

The neocortex is the seat of human intellect. New data suggests that mammals created it with new types of cells only after their evolutionary split from reptiles.

26/03/2023 Wired

Crypto Was Afraid to Show Its Face at SXSW 2023

Any mention of crypto was deliberately veiled at this year’s festival. And that strategy might catch on.

26/03/2023 Wired

11 Tips to Take Your ChatGPT Prompts to the Next Level

Sure, anyone can use OpenAI’s chatbot. But with smart engineering, you can get way more interesting results.

26/03/2023 Wired

As flooding increases, these cities are designed to work with -- not against -- the water. Here's how

Cities’ relationship with water is a fragile balance. Too little leads to parched landscapes and water shortages; too much can cause deadly flooding, washing away homes, lives and livelihoods.

26/03/2023 CNN