Gabatron Morning Briefing – 5-29-15: Stroll Down Memory Retrieval Lane

Scientists have been able to retrieve previously lost memories in mice. They used light  to activate specific nerve cells in the brain and that helped the mice remember previously forgotten memories.

Interesting stat of the day: 28%. That’s how much the U.S. consumption of beef has dropped in the past three decades.

In political news, the University of Illinois at Chicago has released a report naming the most corrupt city in America.

In technology news, Amazon wants to completely replace your supermarket. The company plans on selling its own private line of perishable foods, including milk, cereal, and baby food.

In sports, the Chicago Bulls are in the market for a new head coach after firing Tom Thibodeau.

Plus, 30 people were kicked out of a hotel in Michigan after a dispute precipitated by two women fighting over the waffle maker at the free breakfast buffet.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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