Why dark chocolate really IS good for you: Stomach microbes turn cocoa into a … – Daily Mail

Previous studies found dark chocolate reduces blood pressure Now scientists have discovered this is due to how our guts ferment cocoa By breaking down chocolate compounds, microbes produce molecules that act like a natural anti-inflammatory This ‘drug’ enters the bloodstream and helps protect arteries from damage Dark chocolate contains a higher cocoa content than milk chocolate By Victoria Woollaston PUBLISHED: 09:25 EST, 21 March 2014 | UPDATED: 10:08 EST, 21 March 2014 1,530 shares 92 Viewcomments Dark chocolate, pictured, can reduce blood pressure because gut microbes ferment fibres in cocoa and produce a natural anti-inflammatory Love dark chocolate? Now you can eat it with much less guilt because scientists have discovered why it is so…

Microsoft follows Google into South Africa to prove white space broadband … – GigaOM

Microsoft follows Google into South Africa to prove white space broadband

13 hours ago Jul. 29, 2013 – 2:16 AM PDT Microsoft has launched a new trial of so-called white space broadband in the northern South African province of Limpopo. This adds to Microsoft’s existing “4Afrika” white space trials in Kenya and Tanzania, and Google’s similar program in Cape Town, at the other end of South Africa. White space broadband is an experimental technology that might end up bringing connectivity into rural and poor urban areas around the world – as long as local governments play ball by allowing the re-use of the relevant radio spectrum. This is one of the main drivers behind Microsoft and Google’s pilots in Africa: to lobby the authorities by proving…