Emerging research suggests the composition of your gut microbiome might be related to your personality. The gut microbiome is the community of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses) that inhabit the digestive tracts of the human body. There’s a growing body of research (here, here) which suggests the microbiome is related to both physical and mental…
Archive | April, 2021
The Panama Canal Almost Wasn’t In Panama
By Jonathan Becher on April 11, 2021 in books, Culture, government, planning
With the recent news of the Suez Canal being blocked by a massive container ship, I was reminded of the intriguing story of how the Panama Canal almost wasn’t built in Panama. For those who may not know, the Panama Canal is a 51-mile-long passage built in 1914 which connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans….