The greatest space program spinoff? Human collaboration.
- It might take going to another planet for different nations to finally, once and for all, learn how to get along with each other.
- What will we eat on Mars? We can't live off of a diet of potatoes alone. There are huge problems to solve, but recent technologies like 3D printing might help things move a lot faster, and be a lot less dangerous.
- Leland is a featured big thinker on season 2 of Mars on the National Geographic Channel. You can find out more information about the show here.
The long-raging debate over hot coffee versus iced coffee may soon be settled with this news.
Want to empower social change? Break bread, literally, with the so-called enemy.
- Alice Dreger shares brilliant advice for divisive times: Break bread, literally, with your so-called enemy. "[S]ee if [you] can have a conversation, and preferably to do it over food or drink, because there is something very primal in us about sharing food and drink that allows us, I think, to open our hearts and our minds."
- If you're passionate about social change, Dreger recommends avoiding destructive tools or methods that would cause a kind of "arms race" in activism—it leads somewhere that no one wants to go.
- Spend time getting to know the issues you care about from a nonpartisan perspective—do descriptive, not normative, research. It will remind you of what the other side may be seeing that you might be missing because you're blinded by your partisan side.
It's "clinically proven" to induce nightmares, says Burger King, which ran a pretty weird study.
- Burger King has released a Halloween burger called the 'Nightmare King' it claims is "clinically proven to induce nightmares."
- It ran a study in which 100 people ate a beef-chicken-bacon-cheese burger for 10 nights and had their REM monitored.
- It's an obvious PR gimmick, but it highlights how little we know about the exact link between food and dreams.
A French study of nearly 70,000 people yielded startling results for two forms of cancer.
- A French study of nearly 70,000 people states that organic foods reduce the risk that you'll develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and postmenopausal breast cancer.
- Agricultural pesticides have been shown to have a toxic effect on the human endocrine system.
- The high cost of organic food remains a barrier to entry for those wishing to eat a healthier diet.
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