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A few days ago a Reuters report described how Africans (and others) have devised ingenious methods to communicate with cell phones without incurring charges.
via The Onion, natch The Onion's decades-long critique of science journalism and the public's understanding of science is nothing short of remarkable.
Good old Bill Clinton has done it again. Perhaps inspired by David Mills' speculation on the capacity of solar thermal power plants to deliver emissions-free electricity in this country, his confab going on in NYC presently has united said visionary's solar thermal company Ausra with utility giants Florida Power and Light (FPL) and Pacfic Gas and Electric (PG&E)...
When I was a kid (OK, a geeky, awkward, childlike 16 year old) a friend of mine and I tried to invented our own pictographic language. Now Zlango, an Israeli software company, has completed the opus that I left behind in 4th period English...
I've been really bothered by coverage of the supposed meteorite in southeastern Peru and of villagers getting sick. People have been way too quick to leap to mass hysteria as the explanation for the strange events...
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Editor, Mind Matters "The mountains," wrote climbing enthusiast Sir Francis Younghusband, "reserve their choice gifts for those who stand upon their summits." Yet those who earn these gifts pay a unique price...
These maps correspond with a one meter rise in sea level -- the amount of sea level rise scientists predict will occur whether or not we cease emitting carbon today, on account of all the warming the earth has yet to do in order to reach equilibrium with the amount of C02 we've already put into the atmosphere...
This past Sunday, SciAm's Steve Mirsky was part of a group led by ethnobotanist Nat Bletter (holding the apple-picking stick) that searched for edible plants in New York City's Central Park...
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