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Kats Ikeda
Biologically Japanese, but sociologically Canadian.
Biologically Japanese, but sociologically Canadian.

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Who Has The Healthiest Hearts In The World?

"The Tsimane are a native population in the Amazon who make a living by hunting, fishing, foraging and farming. The group has preserved their culture and language for thousands of years. And their way of life is incredibly good at protecting the heart, Thomas and his colleagues reported Friday in The Lancet.

"Of Tsimane people over age 40, about 85 percent have no atherosclerosis. And nearly two-thirds over age 75 were apparently free of arterial plaque.

"Compare that to Americans — who have exactly the opposite statistics. Nearly 85 percent of Americans over age 45 have atherosclerosis. And only 14 percent are free of the plaque."

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Why Are Basketball Games So Squeaky?]

"The sound of shoes skidding on hardwood can be explained by shoe designers, rubber scientists, mechanical engineers and a biologist."

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A Game Boy Emulator for the Apple Watch.

"Since getting an Apple Watch last fall, I’ve been disappointed by the lack of content. To help address this, I made my own game a few months ago (a 3D RPG), but obviously it still didn’t address the bigger issue. An idea I had was to port an existing catalog, and emulation made perfect sense."

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*Norway is the happiest place on Earth. *

"The top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder represents the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder would you say you personally feel you stand at this time?"

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When Rising Seas Transform Risk Into Certainty.

Don't believe the scientists? Well, perhaps you'll believe the insurance companies. 

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Our Climate Future Is Actually Our Climate Present.

"On the most fundamental level, Kahn argues, we are already adapting to climate change through a kind of tacit acquiescence, the way people in a city like Beijing accept that simply breathing the air outside can make them sick. 'People are aware -- they're coughing and wheezing ... but they're not staging political revolutions."

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How a Melting Arctic Changes Everything.

"Eight countries control land in the Arctic Circle. Five have coastlines to defend. The temperature is rising. The ice is melting. The race for newly accessible resources is beginning. And Russia is gaining ground."

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Today will be the first day the UK was powered without coal since the industrial revolution.

April 21st, that is.

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Italy's Struggling Economy Has World's Healthiest People.

"While Italy is among the most developed countries, growth has stagnated for decades, almost 40 percent of its youngsters are out of jobs and it's saddled with one of the world's highest debt loads relative to the size of its economy. Yet Italians are in way better shape than Americans, Canadians and Brits, who all suffer from higher blood pressure and cholesterol and poorer mental health."

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The new, improved Google Earth.
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