Micrograph Image Showing Intestinal Villi Photo hosted on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0 Textbooks (here are just a few) say the surface area of the human gut is about 300 square meters, or about the size of a tennis court. But who will fact-check the fact-makers, hmm? HMMMM? Never fear, two researchers recently revisited this […]
Nathanael Johnson makes the case that higher prices would help Americans value their food more.
The world’s quietest parade broke the previous record which was previously held by Zurich in Switzerland (but they counted electric scooters, this one didn’t).
Faces from the Dataset Used to Test the Algorithm Described Below Labeled Faces in the Wild, University of Massachusetts It’s already a little eerie when Facebook suggests tags for who it recognizes in your photo, especially for faces that are sma…
No space in the yard for vegetables? No problem. Plant your veggies in containers and reap a harvest of fresh produce anyway.
There’s motion everywhere in our world. What if we could harness energy that would otherwise be wasted to power our gadgets and generate clean electricity? Is it too good to be true?
Jacob Scherr of NRDC (a group that helped write the Agenda 21 document) looks at the success that the conspiracy theorists are having.
Photography by Brian Klutch Any time a drop of water rolls off a raincoat, a durable water repellent (DWR) treatment is doing its job. But with washing and wear, the treatments tend to rub off, bleeding into the ground, water, and even our bodies. (The EPA has classified common DWR chemicals, perfluorinated compounds, as toxic.) […]
Making its 16th investment into renewable energy, Google is teaming up with SunPower this time.
Miroslaw Kijewski/Getty Images Some initial work on chubby bugs occurred in the early 1960s, when a Florida entomologist started publishing research on obese mosquitoes. When he fed the wild-caught flies by hand (“by easing the proboscis into a micropipette”), he found that he could turn half their bodies into fat, by dry weight. More recently, […]