In a era of dramatic climate change, articles to raise awareness of the dangers of irresponsible development and policies, and to draw attention to great initiatives and practices. Also, posts that celebrate the beauty of nature

July 9, 2018

CLIMBING GIANTS

(Photo: A. Ambrose, UC Berkeley) Sequoiadendron giganteum –giant sequoias- are among the oldest living things on Earth (1,800 years or more) and they can reach a […]
July 9, 2018

87-YEAR-OLD CHINESE AGRONOMIST SUCCESSFULLY GROWS RICE IN THE DESERT OF DUBAI

Yuan Longping is well-known in China for his pioneering research and development of the first hybrid rice varieties in the 1970s. The work of this agronomist […]
February 5, 2013

BIG CITIES ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

Cool interactive map by the Financial Times today, showing how overpopulation in some megacities is reaching critical levels. Central Paris‘ population today has 2 million, having […]
April 13, 2012

OCTOPUSSY, THE LADY THAT WET HER SHEETS

The Blanket Octopus is a fascinating animal with a beautiful defense mechanism. The males have an almost irrelevant existence because they are only a few centimeters […]
March 31, 2012

EATING BUGS

Entomophagy is the consumption by humans of insects as food. Although you may not know anyone who actually eats insects, and may think it is a […]
January 7, 2012

IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?

Photo: ESO/José Francisco (josefrancisco.org) ALMA is the biggest array of telescopes in the world and the largest astronomical project ever attempted, a truly global partnership between […]

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