This edition of Wormfood is packed full of exciting updates and global events, including an exciting update from CERN, heaps of other science, technology, environmental and geopolitcal updates that you wont want to miss. Find them all below!
Business & Economy
- Mobile money keeps Kenya economy moving
- Germany's anti-euro party is a nasty shock for Angela Merkel. A new party led by economists, jurists, and Christian Democrat rebels will kick off this week, calling for the break-up of monetary union before it can do any more damage.
Energy & Environment
Science, Technology, & Design
- Nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom can destroy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while leaving surrounding cells unharmed, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown.
- Strange phallus-shaped creature provides crucial missing link: Discovery pushes fossil record back 200 million years
- Mummies reveal that clogged arteries plagued the ancient world. Scans suggest that there’s more to heart disease than a modern diet.
- New results indicate that particle discovered at CERN is a Higgs boson
- Maria Damanaki, Europe’s crusading fisheries minister, is making major headway in changing a cozy, “old boys” network that over-subsidized the European fishing industry and brought about the severe overfishing of the continent’s marine bounty.
- The Netherlands’ system of dikes and sea gates has long been the best in the world. But as the country confronts the challenges of climate change, it is increasingly relying on techniques that mimic natural systems and harness nature’s power to hold back the sea.
- This sobering map shows you all of America’s food deserts
Unexpected and Intriguing
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