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Brain Food 11-17-09

Posted in brainfood by oliverhulland on November 17, 2009
  1. Did your last dose of Tamiflu taste like licorice? Probably not, but if it did it would make sense as it is a compound derived from Star Anise.

  2. If you were disappointed by a lack of flying cars in the 21st century, read this story about inserting genes from pond scum into brains and shining blue light on the area to help cure diseases like Parkinsons that is being pioneered in a new field called optogenetics.

  3. Have you ever wished that somebody made a flowchart that guided your decisions about what fast food restaurants to eat in? The future is now! (via Serious Eats)

  4. Africa remains a fairly dark continent in terms of it’s infrastructure development, and this infographic illustrates the point beautifully. (via Alan Perlman)



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  1. Alan said, on November 17, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Thanks for the shout-out Oliver!

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