North Topsail Beach

Real Estate in Peril – Rising Sea Levels and Oceanfront Property

November 16, 2015 – My wife and I are not spending six weeks in Florida this winter. We’ve did this last year but frankly found ourselves bored to tears after a couple of ... Continue Reading →

A Computer Named ANNABELL Learns to Speak the Human Way

November 15, 2015 – Research teams from the University of Sassari in Italy and Plymouth University in the United Kingdom have created a computer-based artificial intelligence ... Continue Reading →
Canada geese and oil refinery

Climate Action Network Canada Provides Fight Global Warming Roadmap for the Country

November 14, 2015 – Paris and all of France today is in mourning over the attacks that murdered more than 120 of its citizens yesterday. And in just over two weeks the city will ... Continue Reading →

Coal-Fired Power Plants Look to Non-Sequestration Solutions to Reduce Carbon Emissions

November 13, 2015 – The survival of the coal mining industry is very much an issue as global warming forces utilities to look to other energy sources that produce less greenhouse ... Continue Reading →
Amino kit

What to Get Your Nerdy Kid for Christmas or Hanukkah – an Amino Kit

November 13, 2015 – When I was young my parents bought me a chemistry set. I had a telescope, microscope and more than a dozen aquariums of different sizes throughout our house. ... Continue Reading →
Pilgrims performing Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, A new study predicts a future of heat and humidity levels “intolerable to humans.” Photo Credit: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

How Will Oil Producing Nations Transition to a Low Carbon Future and Survive?

November 12, 2015 – Saudi Arabia today submitted its carbon emission reduction pledge to the United Nations in advance of the climate summit in Paris. The Saudis were the last ... Continue Reading →

An Eye Drop that Dissolves Cataracts

November 11, 2015 – Appearing in this month’s edition of the journal Science is an article that reports the discovery of a solution that may prove to be revolutionary in ... Continue Reading →
Unity - where universities work together

Introducing *Unity – A Facebook-like Collaborative Cloud for Universities and Research Institutions

November 10, 2015 – Where do academics turn to in social media to interact for the purposes of research collaboration? Academic social networks like Digital Commons,, ... Continue Reading →

Atmospheric CO2 About to Break 400 PPM Plateau While Average Temperatures Up 1 Celsius

November 9, 2015 – Just exactly how much CO2 is in the atmosphere? Back in May 2013 I reported that the observatory atop Mauna Loa in Hawaii had recorded CO2 concentrations exceeding ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis and Where Healthcare is Going – Dematerialization, Demonitization, and Democratization

November 9, 2015 – In Peter Diamandis’ latest mind-sharing email he adds more fuel to the positive disruptive changes happening in healthcare. He describes the reasons for ... Continue Reading →