Oct 31, 2008 | 2
Happy Halloween, and what better way to celebrate than by kicking back with some fair-trade chocolate and our in-depth look at the science of the occult?
Yes, your Halloween can be eco-friendly: Chocolate produced with cocoa from sustainable farms, which minimize soil disturbance and pay their workers a living wage, may help mitigate the environmental costs of shipping, trucking and packaging the products — and help alleviate poverty, this week's 60-Second Earth podcast reports. This Halloween, churches around the U.S. are promoting the sale of fair-trade chocolate, which doesn't use child labor to produce it, Religion News service notes.
Oct 29, 2008 | 5
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is well known for pushing the boundaries of science and technology in search of ways to give the U.S. military an edge—robotic pack animals, self-navigating vehicles and plant-based jet fuel, to name a few. Less well known is the agency's Cold War-era investigation into how paranormal phenomena like extrasensory perception might be used by the U.S. to get a leg up on the former Soviet Union and, perhaps more importantly, by the USSR against the United States.
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