I was standing on a street corner, waiting to cross on my way to a meeting at a large public hospital. A man in his 40s walked down the sidewalk behind me, staring straight ahead. He was alone, but was carrying on an animated conversation about the government’s failings. The lights changed and I started [...]
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The peaceful conquest of Africa by the mobile phone.
The endless GOP hostage theatre over US budgets succeeds in one of its main purposes: to distract attention from issues that matter. Like the race against the clock to avoid complete climate breakdown. We already have the trailers. So here comes a fat Victorian-novel style doorstopper weekend post with as many nutritious links as a [...]
Mapping EGS seismic clouds with pretty coloured bubbles.
Hagfish shed light, or at least slime, on the drivers of innovation.
A simple solar still using gold nanoparticles.
Ryan’s odd claim that Iran is speeding up its centrifuges.
Progress in tidal power.
Let’s disabuse the Iranian public of the nuclear power fantasy.