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A Bake Sale for Roads

A Bake Sale for Roads

I’m learning lessons by the bushel basket this fall, on account of I’m getting the chance to officially do something I’ve long done unofficially: beg for the opportunity to pay more taxes...

September 23, 2013 — Scott Huler
Arctic Methane: And so it begins…(again)

Arctic Methane: And so it begins…(again)

Thursday 19th September 2013, morning. Here we are again, in the Arctic for the final MAMM field campaign. Well, I’m actually not quite in the Arctic yet, as I’m currently on a train that has just departed from Boden, which is at about 65.5N, just half a degree south of the Arctic Circle...

September 23, 2013 — Michelle Cain
What Will the Internet Be in 2050?

What Will the Internet Be in 2050?

A global computer-based communication network has fundamentally changed our social, cultural, and political landscape over the past 20 years.  As an evolutionary anthropologist, I have to point out that there has been no previous communication revolution of this speed or intensity.  Consequently, this communication tool gives us the power to completely restructure our entire existence, [...]..

September 23, 2013 — Cadell Last
Viagra ads and NSA watch lists: smoke but usually no fire

Viagra ads and NSA watch lists: smoke but usually no fire

In our society, Big Data plays an increasingly important role. Organizations like Google and the National Security Agency (NSA) have access to an unprecedented capacity of information regarding what we buy, with whom we communicate, and which websites we visit...

September 22, 2013 — Cory Simon and Berend Smit
Khalil’s Picks (20 September 2013)

Khalil’s Picks (20 September 2013)

This week on Picks: prosopagnosia (!!!!), violent video games, delusions, white whales, a frog that got fried by a NASA spaceship, and so much more.

September 20, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Is Money Like Food?

Is Money Like Food?

Do you have enough enoughness in your life? Your biology definitely does. But your unevolved economic appetite might not. Life is limited—as are all corporeal appetites.

September 20, 2013 — Jag Bhalla
EPA Challenges Coal Industry to Adopt New Technology

EPA Challenges Coal Industry to Adopt New Technology

The White House unveiled a powerful incentive to speed track carbon capture technology innovations this morning with the release of highly-anticipated requirements to harness the emissions of new coal-fired power plants and natural gas facilities...

September 20, 2013 — Dina Fine Maron
The Moon Is Not Black And White, It Just Looks That Way

The Moon Is Not Black And White, It Just Looks That Way

Hands up if you think about the Moon in black and white? Yes – well, you’re not alone, and there’s actually good reason for you to, because the surface of the Moon is nearly devoid of strong colors in comparison to what we’re used to here on Earth...

September 20, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf
Musings from Heidelberg

Musings from Heidelberg

It seems that the calendar has pulled one of its oh-so-sneaky moves on me. In less than a week, I will be packing my bags and flying (in an airplane, no doubt) to Germany to attend the first ever Heidelberg Laureate Forum...

September 19, 2013 — Adrian Dudek
Bohemian Gravity!

Bohemian Gravity!

Video of the Week #110, September 18th, 2013: From: A Capella Science–Bohemian Gravity by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid. Source: Tim Blais of A Capella Science Taking the internet by storm is the smartest parody of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” ever sung, “Bohemian Gravity”, which attempts to explain String Theory in a compact 6 minutes...

September 18, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
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