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New Scientist

Fifty ways to interrogate your dinner

Technologies to track your food back to its sources could help fight climate change and help sustainability

Cheap and noisy chips could improve climate predictions

To match a chaotic world, climate simulations could be more accurate if run on computer chips with a bit of imprecision

Bad guys really do get the most girls

A nasty suite of antisocial personality traits known as the “dark triad” persists in the human population because it gives guys an evolutionary leg up, scientists argue

Can seals navigate by the stars?

Using a pool planetarium, researchers have found that seals can probably navigate the open oceans by following the stars

Warmer planet may mean fewer Atlantic hurricanes

Hurricane Katrina may have been an anomaly, rather than a sign of things to come, a new study says—but other researchers say don’t let down your guard

When burning gas is good for the planet

Methane collected from rotting cow dung can spare the air and save forests

Great tits enjoying the warmer weather – so far

A type of bird in the Netherlands have had a hard time with rising temperatures, but its English cousins have been able to adjust

Hydrogen brewing gets an electrical boost

A new microbe-powered device nearly all the hydrogen from plant waste, besting previous attempts to make fuel through fermentation


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

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