Friday, 5 July 2019

Climate Change-Fueled Valley Fever is Hitting Farmworkers Hard


The potentially deadly disease is caused by a soil-borne fungus made worse by rising rates of dust storms. In California’s Central Valley, farmworkers are bearing the brunt of the problem.


Great Man


Mitchell Feigenbaum, physicist who pioneered chaos theory, has died.


Thursday, 4 July 2019

How the Escalator Forever Changed Our Sense of Space


Sure, the 19th-century invention transformed shopping. But it also revolutionized how we think about the built environment.


The Mycelium Revolution Is Upon Us


It’s the fungus mushrooms are made of, but it can also produce everything from plastics to plant-based meat to a scaffolding for growing organs—and much more


The Incredible Buddha Boy


A legend is growing in Nepal, where people say a meditating boy hasn't eaten or drunk in seven months. He barely moves, just sits under a tree, still as a stone. It’s impossible, some say. Is it a miracle? A hoax? Let's find out.


Now You See It


Our brains predict the outcomes of our actions, shaping reality into what we expect. That’s why we see what we believe.


TidePool Partners with Medtronic and Dexcom

This changes everything for the DIY Diabetes Community.


Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Really.



Back Yard



Yesterday at Middle Beach in Tofino



Richard Feynman was Wrong about Beauty and Truth in Science

No, It isn’t.


When Pirates Studied Euclid


How did the sailors of early modern Europe learn to traverse the world’s seas? By going to school and doing maths problems.


A Startling Spike on Mars


Methane gas is a potential indicator of life on the red planet, but it’s proving difficult to track.


Deer Antlers are a 'Controlled' Form of Bone Cancer Growth


Future cancer research may come from studying antler growth.


The Many Lives of Lafcadio Hearn

As documented in Samurai Road.