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This week:

  • 🏭️ Green concrete and steel

  • 🧠 Unchecked cognitive decline

  • 🫒 The Mediterranean Diet

  • 🌦️Unreliable weather apps

  • And more!

Have a great week,

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🥓 Would you eat it?

Lab-grown, cell-cultivated, cultured — whatever you call it, meat grown in a lab is a polarizing topic.

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