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Trotting the globe for thoughts, ideas, discussions, the next big thing and often uncovering the bizarre is the discourse of a day in the world of the Urban Rajah. These snippets have been collected to connect you with food for thought.

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What we don't know about mother's milk | Katie Hinde

Breast milk grows babies' bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease -- why, then, does science know more about tomatoes than mother's milk? Katie Hinde shares insights into this complex, life-giving substance and discusses the major gaps scientific research still needs to fill so we can better understand it.

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A young inventor's plan to recycle Styrofoam | Ashton Cofer

From packing peanuts to disposable coffee cups, each year the US alone produces some two billion pounds of Styrofoam -- none of which can be recycled. Frustrated by this waste of resources and landfill space, Ashton Cofer and his science fair teammates developed a heating treatment to break down used Styrofoam into something useful. Check out their original design, which won both the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award and the Scientific American Innovator Award from Google Science Fair.

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3 ways to spot a bad statistic | Mona Chalabi

Sometimes it's hard to know what statistics are worthy of trust. But we shouldn't count out stats altogether ... instead, we should learn to look behind them. In this delightful, hilarious talk, data journalist Mona Chalabi shares handy tips to help question, interpret and truly understand what the numbers are saying.

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Who would the rest of the world vote for in your country's election? | Simon Anholt

Wish you could vote in another country's election? Simon Anholt unveils the Global Vote, an online platform that lets anybody, anywhere in the world, "vote" in the election of any country on earth (with surprising results).

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Immense day feeding hundreds in the city with my #Indianstreetkitchen @elioruk @LexyFood star team @theneary1971twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
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Rocking the city tomorrow with my #Indianstreetkitchen with friends @theneary1971 @elioruk with my Buroti menu #tashtag
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Happy #Holi Tuck into some colour with these Holi treats, urbanrajah.com/how-to-make-In… gorgeous pancakes, pastries and c… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
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Hungry and in London tonight? Head to @kheera_kitchen. I fell in love last night..with their mackerel, spicy greens, eggs are darn tasty too
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