The Conundrum of Corporate Power

The first episode of Capitalisn’t, a new economics podcast by Kate Waldock, of Georgetown University, and Luigi Zingales, of the University of Chicago, contemplates a future in which Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg becomes...

Robots conduct daily health inspections of schoolchildren in China

Wow! Via: New Scientist: Please stand in front of Walklake for your examination. This health checking robot takes just 3 seconds to diagnose a variety of ailments in children, including conjunctivitis,...

Sea level rise could hit 2 metres by 2100 – much worse than feared

The world’s coastal cities have been warned to prepare for the possibility of a sea level rise exceeding 2 metres by the end of the century, with “profound consequences for humanity.” A...

7 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CLIMATE CRISIS YOU MIGHT BE EMBARRASSED TO ASK

Thanks to all the different voices claiming this and that – including fossil fuel interests and deniers spreading all kinds of myths – many people don’t know the truth of what’s...

Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice: How Are They Different?

We often get questions from readers about Earth’s sea ice in the Arctic and the Antarctic, and the differences between those areas. Arctic sea ice has declined over the past five...

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