Gut-brain study reveals impact of hunger hormone on memory

An intriguing new animal study, led by researchers from the University of Southern California, is suggesting a hunger-regulating hormone secreted from the stomach may also influence memory and cognitive function. The study builds on a growing body of r… Continue reading Gut-brain study reveals impact of hunger hormone on memory

Kitchen gadget converts food scraps to compost in a claimed 48 hours

Using a compost heap is a great way of putting food waste to use, but that waste can take several weeks or longer to become compost – in the meantime, it may stink or attract pests. The indoor Kalea device, on the other hand, is claimed to produce comp… Continue reading Kitchen gadget converts food scraps to compost in a claimed 48 hours

Alphabet builds a plant-inspecting buggy for sustainable farming

Alphabet’s X moonshot factory is a research group working to solve big-picture ideas through technological innovation, and for its latest venture the team is turning its attention to sustainable farming. Called Mineral, the project aims to leverage cut… Continue reading Alphabet builds a plant-inspecting buggy for sustainable farming

Swarms of Decoys Disarmed Anti-Aircraft Defenses… in World War II

I probably should have put a spoiler alert in the title. A brand new 2020 report from the British Royal Air Force (RAF) warns that they were able to use a swarm of “affordable off-the-shelf decoy to wreak havoc on enemy integrated air defense systems.”… Continue reading Swarms of Decoys Disarmed Anti-Aircraft Defenses… in World War II

DoorDash introduces a new corporate product, DoorDash for Work

Delivery service DoorDash is giving employers a way to feed their remote employees through a new suite of products called DoorDash for Work. There are four main products, starting with DashPass for Work, where employers can fund employee memberships to DashPass, a program that eliminates delivery fees on orders from thousands of restaurants. In fact, DoorDash […] Continue reading DoorDash introduces a new corporate product, DoorDash for Work

GrubMarket raises $60M at a $500M+ valuation as food delivery stays center stage

Companies that have leveraged technology to make the procurement and delivery of food more accessible to more people have been seeing a big surge of business this year, as millions of consumers are encouraged (or outright mandated, due to Covid-19) to socially distance or want to avoid the crowds of physical shopping and eating excursions. […] Continue reading GrubMarket raises $60M at a $500M+ valuation as food delivery stays center stage

Cleaning Up the Yard with AI — Avian Intelligence

Despite epithets like “bird-brain,” our feathered friends are actually pretty smart. Being able to maneuver in three dimensions at high speed must have something to do with it, and the cognitive abilities of birds are well-documented and still being researched. So it naturally makes sense to harness avian brainpower to …read more

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Intermittent 16:8 fasting doesn’t work for weight loss, UCSF study claims

A new UC San Francisco study is challenging popular dietary dogma by suggesting a common type of intermittent fasting does not work for weight loss. The randomized clinical trial tested the 16:8 method of time-restricted eating and found it was no more… Continue reading Intermittent 16:8 fasting doesn’t work for weight loss, UCSF study claims

Trial finds introducing gluten into diet early may prevent celiac disease

The researchers say it is too soon to offer dietary recommendations to new parents, but instead call for large trials to establish clear evidence

The results of a long-term clinical trial have found carefully introducing gluten into an infant’s diet from the age of four months could reduce their risk of developing celiac disease. The trial only offers preliminary evidence of this association, and the researchers stress larger trials are necessary before any broader dietary recommendations are suggested.

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