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Tracking Back the Ancestry of Corn 9,000 Years: NYTimes Science

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Calculating Water Use, Direct and Indirect: NYTimes Science Observatory

How much water do you use every day? Your household water meter only tells part of the story — what was directly used for washing, cooking and other tasks. But what about the water that was used to grow the … Continue reading

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Two Approaches to Waste: NYTimes Graphic

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Tree-mendous: Olivia Judson, NYTimes

From today’s NYTimes Opinionator– Evolutionary biologist Olivia Judson on the amazing nature of trees: read it here.

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For Pennies, a Disposable Toilet That Could Help Grow Crops: NYTimes Science

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Evolution By the Grassroots: Olivia Judson, NYTimes

From yesterdays Opinionator, Olivia Judson gives the story behind the evolutionary power of grass-lands:  See the article here.

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Human Culture, an Evolutionary Force: NYTimes Science

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Reviving the Lost Art of Naming the World: NYTimes

Written by CAROL KAESUK YOON and published August 10th in the Science section of the NYTimes: (…) the ordering and naming of life is no esoteric science. The past few decades have seen a stream of studies that show that … Continue reading

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TEDtalks: Mycelium Fungus (Mushrooms) Clean Polluted Soils, Treat Smallpox and Flu

From last years Tedtalks: mycologist Paul Stamets details mycelium fungus, and he explains six ways that mushrooms fit into solving the energy crisis, cleaning soil, and addressing disease, like smallpox and flu.

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December Mind and Technology reading

Yawn discovery: cools your brain: Discovery.com Video shows every flight on earth in 72 seconds¨: Wired Many lie about what books they read to impress: BBC Primal, Acute and Easily Duped: Our Sense of Touch: NYTimes Empathetic Virtual Humans on … Continue reading

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Gut Guiding Role in Math

Gut Instinct’s Surprising Role in Math: NYTimes

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