What ‘The Big Short’ Gets Right, and Wrong, About the Housing Bubble – The New York Times

July 22, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/23/upshot/what-the-big-short-gets-right-and-wrong-about-the-housing-bubble.html


5 Things You Should Know Before You See “The Big Short” | Money

July 22, 2017

http://time.com/money/4142920/the-big-short-review-things-you-should-know-explainer/


Your Cheat Sheet for “The Big Short” – Third Way

July 22, 2017

http://www.thirdway.org/memo/your-cheat-sheet-for-the-big-short


Starch-Based “Super Food” May Protect Against Variety of Diseases | Diabetes | JAMA | The JAMA Network

July 22, 2017

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2634448


Methanobrevibacter smithii – Wikipedia

July 22, 2017

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methanobrevibacter_smithii

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Methanobrevibacter smithii is the predominant archaeon in the human gut. It plays an important role in the efficient digestionof polysaccharides (complex sugars) by consuming the end products of bacterial fermentation. Methanobrevibacter smithii is a single-celled microorganism from the Archaea domain. M. smithii is a methanogen, and a hydrogenotroph that recycles the hydrogen by combining it with carbon dioxide to methane. The removal of hydrogen by M. smithii is thought to allow an increase in the extraction of energy from nutrients by shifting bacterial fermentation to more oxidized end products.[1]
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Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Chart

July 22, 2017

http://alsearsmd.com/glycemic-index/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/riva-greenberg/gl-and-gi_b_863126.html

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Q: What is glycemic load in very simple terms?
Susan Weiner: Glycemic load is a ranking system for carbohydrate-rich food that measures the amount of carbohydrates in a serving of food.
Foods with a glycemic load (GL) under 10 are considered low-GL foods and have little impact on your blood sugar; between 10 and 20 moderate-GL foods with moderate impact on blood sugar, and above 20 high-GL foods that tend to cause blood sugar spikes.
Q: How is glycemic load related to glycemic index?
SW: The glycemic index indicates how rapidly a carbohydrate is digested and released as glucose (sugar) into the blood stream. In other words, how quickly foods break down into sugar in your bloodstream. A food with a high GI raises blood sugar more than a food with a medium to low GI.
But the glycemic index does not take into account the amount of carbohydrate in a food. So glycemic load is a better indicator of how a carbohydrate food will affect blood sugar.
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Recent — Patrick Dougherty

July 22, 2017

http://www.stickwork.net/work/#/022017-sarah-p-duke-gardens-duke-university-durham-nc/

The Big Easy

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02/2017 The Big Easy, Sarah P Duke Gardens, Duke University, Durham, NC
Size: approximately 40’ X 20’ and 18’ tall
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Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough – The New York Times

July 22, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/well/eat/are-you-a-carboholic-why-cutting-carbs-is-so-tough.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share


Gene Editing Controversy Reminds Us Just How Much Money Influences Science | Gizmodo UK

July 21, 2017

http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2017/07/gene-editing-controversy-reminds-us-just-how-much-money-influences-science/


Rise of the Electron Beams | In the Pipeline

July 21, 2017

http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2017/07/21/rise-of-the-electron-beams