Coffee Break Friday: The Coffee Genome Has Been Sequenced. Here’s What That Means For You.

A little bit of old news, but interesting reading for Coffee Break Friday.

Now that the coffee plant genome has been sequenced, it’s only a matter of time until we’re all brewing up genetically engineered, super-caffeinated coffee beans, right? Maybe. Here’s what we know now about coffee that we never knew before.


Must Watch Video: HELL NO: The Sensible Horror Film

This is an old one, but it’s finally great to see something where people don’t behave like dumbasses.

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Writing Resources: How Did Hanoi Grow So Big Without Developing Slums?

A fascinating look Hanoi and how the city seemingly avoided something that most cities around the world have experienced. One thing though that seems unanswered: What will happen to these buildings when a typhoon hits? Who will be responsible for picking up the pieces afterwards?


In Vietnam, the city of Hanoi is going through a population boom. It has grown by several million people in just a few decades, mostly due to migration from rural areas of the country. But unlike many other urban areas, it hasn’t ever developed slums. One reason is the region’s lack of regulation.