This week we have a list of in-depth reports and long reads. The subjects vary from official UFO sightings to refugee and migration analysis. All of this content was shared in our Slack Community.
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Would you eat a cake flavored by bacteria-digested plastic?
Genetically engineered microbes can now transform plastic waste into vanilla flavoring. For now, it probably would not meet the necessary regulatory standards for human consumption, but maybe it could be suitable for use in cosmetics, as global demand for vanilla far outweighs supply from natural resources.
Researchers have developed a urine test capable of the early detection of brain tumors with 97% accuracy. The test uses microRNAs found in urine as biomarkers.
The Pentagon released “Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena”, a report listing 144 UFO sighting phenomena from which 143 remain unexplained.
The UN Refugee Agency released Forced Displacement - Global Trends 2020.
The report shows that over one percent of the global population—one in 95 people—is now forcibly displaced, be it by persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations, or climate change.
Gabriela shared Hello Future, a series of short videos produced by the UNDP. The first of them, "Harnessing the Force of Digital" tackles the multifaceted aspects of the digital revolution.
- June 29-30 s+t+arts urban fest - Science + Tech + Arts collaborations to shape cities of the future
- July 1, 16-18:30 UTC AGORA: How can New/Alternative Narratives Transform Reality?
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