MIT's Technology Review takes the common list of new, young innovators and spins it on its head, listing instead "seven over 70."

"We meet extraordinary older innovators all the time, who after a lifetime of creativity are still solving big problems, generating wealth, or expanding our conception of what it means to be human," notes Tech Review's Jason Pontin. He adds that he chose the seven people on his list because he likes "their lives, work, and character."

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Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

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