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They eat horses, don’t they?

They eat horses, don’t they?

“Behave, or I’ll send you to Italy!”. That’s a strange threat! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to go there to visit the wine country, see the art in Florence, learn some history in Rome, and enjoy the Adriatic beaches?...

September 6, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Photo Credit: Big coal –> big biomass at the U.K.’s Drax Power Station

Photo Credit: Big coal –> big biomass at the U.K.’s Drax Power Station

Situated on the River Ouse, the Drax Power Station provides about 7% of the United Kingdom’s electricity supply.  With its 4 GW capacity, Drax is the second largest coal-fired power plant in Europe and the U.K.’s number one emitter of carbon dioxide.  This spring, facility directors announced that half of the plant’s capacity would be converted to [...]..

September 6, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott
Labels and Other “Krafty” Stuff

Labels and Other “Krafty” Stuff

Genetic engineering of crops and genetically modified (GM) food are hotly debated topics. Since California’s Prop 37 for mandatory labeling of GMOs was defeated in November 2012, more than two dozen states have introduced bills into their legislature that would enact labeling...

September 5, 2013 — Cami Ryan
Salt: Defender of the Carotenoids

Salt: Defender of the Carotenoids

If flour is the star of bread making, salt is the director, invisible in the dough but controlling its action and timing. Salt adds flavor.

September 4, 2013 — Emily Buehler
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
Escaping the Confucian trap

Escaping the Confucian trap

We’re going to have quite a number of interesting laureates in town. But before we go live, so to speak, let me blog about a laureate who, sadly, couldn’t come.

September 18, 2013 — Markus Pössel
Quick update: UNESCO Belgrade, and NYTimes

Quick update: UNESCO Belgrade, and NYTimes

I am in Belgrade, my hometown, participating in the First SEE Regional Science Promotion Conference October 2nd and 3rd, Belgrade, Serbia and the UNESCO South East European (SEE) Science Journalism School...

October 2, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Will We Accept Eye-Tracking Gadgets?

Will We Accept Eye-Tracking Gadgets?

It seems like biometric-enabled gadgets should be a hard sell in the post-Snowden marketplace. When Apple announced the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s, Twitter lit up with a blaze of NSA jokes...

September 30, 2013 — Seth Fletcher
Fossil Fish Face

Fossil Fish Face

Image of the Week #111 September 30th, 2013: From: How Fossil Fish Make Front-Page News by Kalliopi Monoyios at Symbiartic. Source: Brian Choo Often the highest calling for an artist can be to describe humanity’s place in the world...

September 30, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Arctic Methane: Going with the flow

Arctic Methane: Going with the flow

by Dr Jennifer Muller, University of Manchester Sunday 22nd September. It is good to not expect everything to go according to plan. Last Sunday (22nd September), the plan had been to head up North and fly to Svalbard (~78 °N), land and refuel at Longyearbyen, and then sample and do more science in the Svalbard [...]..

September 27, 2013 — Michelle Cain
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End of Summer Sale

End of Summer Sale