The author of “Future Shock” warned about the dangers of rapid change, and many have come to pass, but advance planning has fallen out of favor. Source: Why We Need to Pick Up Alvin Toffler’s Torch – The New York Times
Leave the damn fossil fuels in the ground, says big nerdy study | Grist.
Our Earth POSTED ON NOVEMBER 13, 2013 BY FANGELSI 15 The universe we live in is huge, insanely so, with the only the observable part of it as large as 46 billion light years in radius. In there lie galaxies, stars, planets, and all kinds of intergalactic matters and energy. But there is only one place, […]
How the Freaky Octopus Can Help us Understand the Human Brain – Wired Science
This weekend, Zak Vawter could take a huge step for amputees everywhere — and for a state-of-the-art prosthetic device that affords a more natural gait. Read this article by Leslie Katz on CNET. Amputee to climb building’s 103 flights with mind-controlled leg
The environmentally friendly way to farm China’s Cockroach Farms Are A Glimpse Into Our Protein Future
The physicists who discovered the so-called ‘God Particle’ were awarded the Nobel Prize this year, but one writer says people still aren’t paying enough attention. Scientist Ainissa Ramirez tells host Michel Martin why more people should care about the Higgs Boson, and why they probably won’t. Why Is The Higgs Boson A ‘Big Whoop’ For […]
Deciding how much should be invested in fighting climate change depends on your investment outlook. Counting the Cost of Fixing the Future
It often seems like federal-level politicians care more about creating gridlock than solving the world’s problems. So who’s actually getting bold things done? City mayors. So, political theorist Benjamin Barber suggests: Let’s give them more control over global policy. Barber shows how these “urban homeboys” are solving pressing problems on their own turf — and […]
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