This week in PopTech: Possible cures, potential failures and definite cuteness
Friday, July 13, 2012 UTC|
There's always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week's highlights follows.
- Elizabeth Dunn (PopTech 2010) conducts experimental research on self-knowledge and happiness, with a focus on how people can use their money more effectively to increase well-being. This week in the New York Times, Dunn explores how money and generosity relate to happiness.
- Also in The New York Times, PopTech Iceland speaker Dr. Kári Stefánsson (PopTech Iceland 2012) details in a new study how a rare gene mutation has been found to stave off Alzheimer’s.
- We may not want to admit it, but like any system, biological or man-made, the Web has the potential to fail. On CNN.com, David Eagleman (PopTech 2010) says that just because the 'net hasn't gone down yet, does that mean it can't.
- Exciting news from Alan Rabinowitz's (PopTech 2010) wild cat conservation organization Panthera! For the first time, the den sites of two female snow leopards and their cubs have been located in Mongolia’s Tost Mountains, with the first known video of one mother and her cub recorded by scientists from Panthera and the Snow Leopard Trust.
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