What we learned this week

Did you spot a weather presenter wearing a stripy tie this week? organised a nice little from the world’s weather folk through the use of ties, mugs and jewelery featuring the pattern above.

When I first wrote about ‘cultured meat’ in 2013, the animal-free product of biotechnology, the general consensus was that it was a decade away from being a commercial reality. But apparently the first products will hit restaurant menus in 2019, which makes it a good time to settle the question:

In case you missed it, on the day that the government said yes to Heathrow’s new runway, it . Later in the week they for a research facility in Wales to make nuclear power cheaper.

Dubai, never shy of shooting for the world’s biggest whatever, is home to .

That’s a story from Dubai’s which I’ve been reading this week, and which is refreshingly global in its interests. Next week I’ll be browsing The Local in both its and editions.

One comment

  1. Thank you, Jeremy. Your search for new perspectives has also broadened my horizons, and I learn from your research and thinking every day.

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