Friday, January 08, 2016

Coffee and Provocation

Jimmy Carter Vs the Dogs
Dogs are thwarting Jimmy Carter’s effort to eradicate the Guinea worm.

The Best Twitter Stream Right Now

Kicking Cancer?
Cancer deaths have fallen to their lowest rate since the numbers peaked in 1991.

Ghost Whaling Fleet Found
Remains of lost 1800s whaling fleet has been discovered off Alaska’s Arctic coast.

How Do you Mail a 400-Pound Heart? 
Carefully.. and using special delivery.

Where Goes the Gene Revolution? 
Steven Colbert talks  God, malaria, and wolverine claws with George Churchone of the scientists developing CRISPR.

Causes of Human Death by Age
colorful graph with a lot of information.

A Packable Rifle? 
This looks like a nice bit of kit for those who want or need such a thing.

Four Fish
I just ordered this: Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food. (Thanks Lucas M.!) 

This is Deep
Great title too. (PDF)

Can Adding Bacteria Improve Seed Production?
Maybe.  The goal is to use microbial seed additives to significantly reduce fertilizer and pesticide use.

1 comment:

Peter Apps said...

Knee deep or neck deep, the pseudo-profound paper (which my inner old sceptic thinks is a masterpiece) garnered the usual twitterverse trivilization, and then deeply profound criticism; for example I'm with Peter Medawar; ".. people who write obscurely are either unskilled in writing, or up to mischief".