Learning Points from BBC News’ Article Titled “Are Sweeteners Healthier Than Sugar?”

I have always wondered with these artificial sweeteners "cheating" the system, whether there's any downside to consuming them rather than sugar. BBC news elucidates. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-44208504?SThisFB 1. Not all sweeteners are artificial. Some, like stevia-based sweeteners, are made from the leaves of a plant. 2. Artificial sweeteners are closely regulated and have to pass necessary checks… Continue reading Learning Points from BBC News’ Article Titled “Are Sweeteners Healthier Than Sugar?”

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Learning Points from Jack Horner’s TED Talk on “Building a Dinosaur from Chicken”

Is a real life Jurassic park possible? After all, we do have bone fragments and maybe amber containing fossil material right? Jack Horner, a paleontologist, states what can be done. https://www.ted.com/talks/jack_horner_building_a_dinosaur_from_a_chicken 1. DNA breaks down too fast, hence there is none left in all the fossils we find for us to do cloning with. 2.… Continue reading Learning Points from Jack Horner’s TED Talk on “Building a Dinosaur from Chicken”

Learning Points from James B. Glattfelder’s TEDx Talk on “Who Controls the World?”

On the issue of world domination, any guesses on who are the most likely ones to control the world? https://www.ted.com/talks/james_b_glattfelder_who_controls_the_world 1. It is only recently that economists have started applying what scientists have done for years, namely breaking down complex systems into a series of equations or a few simple rules of interaction. 2. When… Continue reading Learning Points from James B. Glattfelder’s TEDx Talk on “Who Controls the World?”

Learning Points from Neal Martin’s TEDx Talk on “Why TED Talks Don’t Change Your Life Much”

After reviewing more than 300 TED talks, videos and articles over the past year, what has changed? In truth, besides being armed with a little bit more knowledge and trivia, not much else. I'm talking about REAL changes. That's why this might be one of the most important TED talks I've yet to watch! https://youtube.com/watch?v=AH0VGxNrzH4… Continue reading Learning Points from Neal Martin’s TEDx Talk on “Why TED Talks Don’t Change Your Life Much”

Learning Points from Bob Nease’s TED Talk on “How to Trick Yourself into Good Behaviour”

Failed to commit to your new year resolutions....again? Can't stop yourself reaching for that last piece of chocolate? Perhaps what you really need to do is to admit that you are not in control and resort tob trickery as explained in this TED talk.https://www.ted.com/talks/bob_nease_how_to_trick_yourself_into_good_behavior1. Our subconscious mind operates at 10 million bits per second, while… Continue reading Learning Points from Bob Nease’s TED Talk on “How to Trick Yourself into Good Behaviour”