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

Analysis

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