Friday, 13 September 2019

Huge Decline in Songbirds Linked to Common Insecticide

Neonics—pesticides introduced to plants at the seed stage—act like an appetite suppressant for birds, making them lose weight within hours.

How Spider Silk is One of the Most Versatile Materials on Earth

Spiders spin webs out of silk, but they also use their threads as slingshots, submarines, and hang-gliders.

The Way Words Mean

Words stand for things in the world, and they stand apart from it. Perhaps meaning is more sunken into words than we realise?

Hype vs. Reality at the MIT Media Lab

My old Alma Mater.

Monday, 9 September 2019


Looking at books as more than just vessels for information or entertainment.