A Global Calculator To Help Countries Understand How To Strategize for Climate Change

July 29, 2014 – A new website, the Global Calculator, (GC) has been launched. Its purpose, to gather evidence about our impact on global climate.  An open source tool, its developers ... Continue Reading →

5 Tech Tools That Have Stood the Test of Time

July 29, 2014 – Today’s guest blogger is Lilia Ortiz, a freelance writer, graphic design student and bookworm. She has edited Pax the Polar Bear, a children’s book ... Continue Reading →

In the Biomedical World There is an Elephant in the Room Called Ebola

July 28, 2014 – The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has implications for world health that cannot be ignored. The disease has killed more than 660 and infected almost 1,100 in ... Continue Reading →
Paleosoils on Mars

Martian Soils Very Earthlike

July 28, 2014 – The images Curiosity is sending back from Gale Crater is showing soil profiles similar to those found in the dry valleys of Antarctica and in the alto-Plano of ... Continue Reading →

Will Humans Achieve a Type 1 Civilization by 2100?

July 27, 2014 – Nikolai Kardashev, a Soviet astrophysicist born in 1932, devised a method of rating advanced civilizations. Technological advances, according to Kardashev, could ... Continue Reading →
Powdery mildew on wheat

GMO Wheat Resists Deadly Fungus

July 26, 2014 – Powdery mildew-resistant wheat has been created using a pair of DNA-clipping and insertion tools, TALENs and CRISPR.  These are tools developed by Editas Medicine ... Continue Reading →
Lake Mead water levels

Shocking Study Results for Colorado River’s Viability

July 25, 2014 – This is not the first time I have written about the future of the Colorado River Basin and it probably won’t be the last. But by then I may be describing ... Continue Reading →
New Zealand radio telescope

Got an Old Satellite Dish? – Convert it to Your Own Radio Telescope

July 24, 2014 – When my wife and I downsized we left our satellite dish and satellite TV behind and went back to cable because that’s what was available in the building ... Continue Reading →
screens that adjust to the viewer's prescription

Gizmos & Gadgets: Eyeglass Wearers Can Ditch Their Eyewear

July 24, 2014 – I don’t know about you but I’ve been wearing prescription glasses since I was seven years old. I’ve tried contact lenses several times and given ... Continue Reading →
Standard & Poors

Standard & Poor States Climate Change will Impact Credit Ratings of Nations Most at Risk

July 23, 2014 – Climate change is threatening the credit rating of nations. Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has indicated that the credit ratings of 128 nations are at risk. ... Continue Reading →