Category Archives: Academia

Mirror, mirror on the wall ….

image: whyevolution.com Article Charles Siebert writes; The first live chimpanzee to set foot on Europe’s shores arrived in The Hague in 1641, on board a Dutch merchant ship returning from Angola. The only known visual record of this unwitting pioneer’s … Continue reading

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Dr Steven Chu at the National Energy Summit 2008

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‘Salty vegetables with your fish sir?’

image: sea kale Article Around the world, many agricultural areas are becoming less productive as salt levels in water supplies increase. Only 1% of the Earth’s water is freshwater. “Salinisation is irreversible,” says Professor Jelte Rozema from the department of … Continue reading

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Virtual government; going web 2.0

Whatever country you’re from you’ll know how expensive it is to run a government. The person representing your area has to travel a lot for sessions at the centre of power. And what do they do when they get there?; … Continue reading

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A nuclear station for every city: could this solve the energy, climate change & economic crises?

Article 1: 80% cut, Article 2: EU climate summit , Article3: Portable nuclear . Ed Miliband, the UK’s first climate change and energy secretary, has announced today a commitment by the UK to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. Mr … Continue reading

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The Afterlife Project – feeding power of the dead into your electronic gadgets.

Yup, the ultimate in recycling and a chance to put a little spark into your loved one’s lives after you’ve moved on. Still in the design stages this concept is being worked on (apparently seriously) by James Auger of http://www.auger-loizeau.com/  & … Continue reading

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The desperate world of geo-engineering.

Desperate leap of faith ….. to save planet earth …. This, from BRYAN WALSH of TIME; I’m going to tell you something I probably shouldn’t: we may not be able to  stop global warming. The Arctic Ocean, which experienced record … Continue reading

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