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A startup just launched red wine to the International Space Station to age for 12 months

Space-based businesses don’t all have to be about communications or Earth observation – European startup Space Cargo Unlimited, for instance, is focused on what operating in a microgravity environment can unlock for research and manufacturing. Accordingly, the company just launched an unusual payload to the International Space Station (ISS) – twelve bottles of wine. The ...

Researchers taught rats how to drive tiny cars and, crucially, there’s video

10.26.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Traditionally, rodents don't operate motor vehicles. It's mostly a human thing. That didn't stop researchers at the University of Richmond, which made the world a better place with some truly excellent footage of rats driving cars this week. News of ... ...

Week in Review: Regulation boogaloo

Hello, weekenders. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about how services like Instagram had moved beyond letting ...

Netflix responds to study reporting increased depictions of smoking on TV

07.07.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Smoking is on the rise – at least it is on TV, according to a report from Truth Initiative, which has been tracking on-screen depictions of smoking and found a drastic increase between 2018 and 2019.  The number one offender? Netflix. The ... ...

Science says empathy is a skill. Here are 5 ways to get better at it

06.07.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Empathy is one of those words that, in 2019, can force a person to confront dueling sides of their humanity.  On one hand, you might identify as an empathetic person, open to feeling another person's pain. You may worry that we're losing our cap... ...

Looking Beyond Meat, the future of food investment looks pretty cheesy

As Beyond Meat continues its reign as one of the kings of this year’s IPO mountain and Impossible Foods serves up impossibly good numbers for Burger King, venture capitalists seem ready to feast on new food deals. And judging by market size and the returns that some companies have already realized by targeting the dairy ...

Harvard, MIT alumnus donates $4.5 million to each school for cannabis research

05.02.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Charles R. Broderick, an alumnus of both Harvard and MIT, recently donated a combined $9 million to fund scientific research on cannabis. His stated intention is to help further the understanding of marijuana’s basic biology.  Read more...M... ...

Spending 20-minutes in nature could make you less stressed out

04.05.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Most people welcome spending time in nature and green space. After all, taking a few moments in the outdoors offers a much-needed break from the chaos of everyday life. And it can also lend positive physiological benefits, including lower stress leve... ...