Wednesday, September 7 2022

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I'll be gently re-entering the atmosphere and splashing down invisibly in some remote and obscure corner of the Pacific.

That’s former UK PM Boris Johnson comparing himself to one of NASA’s booster rockets in his exit speech (because, why not?). But no one expects BoJo to leave politics anytime soon—especially since he also compared himself to the Roman general Cincinnatus—who retired from public life only to return as a dictator. While we’re on the topic, the new PM Liz Truss unveiled Britain’s first cabinet that will not include a white man in the four top jobs. See what happens when you put a woman in charge:)


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Big Story

The brain-gut connection: WTF is nutritional psychiatry?

The TLDR: How does what we eat affect how we feel? A number of psychiatrists are now using food to help patients suffering from mental health disorders. While we’ve long understood that our brain is connected to our gut, it’s astonishing how little is known about how it works.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Russia is buying North Korean arms
  • A big fat Porsche IPO
  • Asia Cup: India on the precipice
  • A key change in Indian airport security
  • A link between diabetes and depression
  • New data on primary education
  • The Booker shortlist is out!
  • Instagram cancels Pornhub


Sanity Break

  • The ‘best Batman ever’ debate has been finally settled


A list of curious facts

  • Why your mosquito repellant does next to nothing
  • Did you know you can trick the human brain into extending its sense of self to inanimate objects?
  • The Dutch no longer have the tallest men in the world


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