Carolyn Lebel

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The Atlantic

"We end up zoning out while at the computer—looking for distraction on social media, telling ourselves we’re 'multitasking' while really spending far …

China’s Appetite Pushes Fisheries to the Brink

JOAL, Senegal — Once upon a time, the seas teemed with mackerel, squid and sardines, and life was good. But now, on opposite sides of the globe, sun-creased fishermen lament as they reel in their nearly empty nets.<p>“Your net would be so full of fish, you could barely heave it onto the boat,” said …

Your Brain Has A ‘Delete Button’ And Here’s How To Use It!

There’s an old saying in neuroscience: <b>“neurons that fire together wire together.”</b><p>This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the …

Salmon farming in crisis: 'We are seeing a chemical arms race in the seas'

Rare only 40 years ago, farmed salmon is now taken for granted in our kitchens. But the growth of the industry has come at great cost<p>Every day, salmon farmers across the world walk into steel cages – in the seas off Scotland or Norway or Iceland – and throw in food. Lots of food; they must feed …

How Long To Hard Boil An Egg: A Visual Guide

From runny to hard yolks, here's your cheat sheet.<p>Boiling may be the easiest way you can deal with eggs. Poaching gets messy, frying may require the flip of a spatula, scrambled eggs risk becoming rubbery and omelets still mystify many professional chefs. But with boiled eggs, you just pop those …

Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s eye-opening.

Back in 2015, the world’s governments met in Paris and agreed to keep global warming below 2°C, to avoid the worst risks of a hotter planet. See here for background on why, but that’s the goal. For context, the planet’s warmed ~1°C since the 19th century.<p>One problem with framing the goal this way, …

Fossil Fuels

31 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring

It's a whole new season of fresh reads!

35 books that will change how you see the world

<b>Reading lists, book clubs, recommendations, end-of-the-decade 'Best Of' reviews... it can be exhausting trying to winnow down and prioritise the</b> …

The 12 Best Movies Coming To Netflix: March 2017

Spring is nigh and the streaming is better than ever, because a ton of new awesome titles have just hit Netflix. Forget February and embrace the …

These Oscar-Nominated Documentaries Tell Intimate Stories Of Syria's Civil War

The oft-overlooked Oscar category of best documentary short has a dramatic theme this year: Three of the five films nominated are about Syrians, and each offers an intimate, eye-witness account of the devastation in that country.<p>One of the shorts, <i>The White Helmets,</i> follows a group of civilian …

5 Habits of Successful People Before 8 a.m.

Setting a positive, productive tone for the day is all about giving yourself time to get your wits together. Prepare for your entry into the work arena, if you want to win there.<p>Guest Writer<p>CEO of Fifth Avenue Brands<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The difference between …

Success

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Literature

Human error in a nuclear facility nearly destroyed Arkansas

The new documentary, Command and Control, digs into the forgotten near-miss and premieres January 10th on PBS<p>Here in the US, we like to think that our nuclear weapons exist to prevent our enemies from detonating a nuclear explosion on US soil — that is, when we think about them at all. The thing …

Military

Earth - Plants talk to each other using an internet of fungus

It's an information superhighway that speeds up interactions between a large, diverse population of individuals. It allows individuals who may be widely separated to communicate and help each other out. But it also allows them to commit new forms of crime.<p>No, we're not talking about the internet, …

Botany

Earth - The 9 rarest plants in the world

We've all heard about the most endangered animals. Creatures like the critically endangered black rhinoceros are famous, and in some cases have been reduced to just a handful of individuals.<p>But what are the most endangered plants? They might not be as exciting or loveable as animals, but they are …

The seven TV shows from 2016 most worth your time (and how to watch them online)

This year may have been a pretty awful for some things, but it was a wonderful and diverse year for television. FX Research estimated that 451 original scripted TV shows aired in the United States in 2016—entirely too many for a normal human bound by linear time to handle.<p>That’s why we’re here to …

TV

There is no going back, no comfort in old certainties. But reviving common ownership is one possible route to social transformation<p>With one breath, the friends of power told us that global capitalism was a dynamic, disruptive force, the source of constant innovation and change. With the next, they …

Redirect Notice

The 25 Best Books of 2016

A collection of the best novels, non-fiction, and memoirs from the past year.<p>At a time when politics have dominated the national conversation in a way that can often feel overwhelming, the best books of 2016 so far have provided escapism and comfort. They've shown us that empathy is a great virtue, …

The 17 best science movies and shows on Netflix will make you smarter

'Cooked' (2016)<p><i>Netflix</i><p><b>What it's about:</b> Journalist and food expert Michael Pollan explores the evolutionary history of food and its preparation in …

National Parks

Cashing In on Climate Change

You’ve saved your money and amassed a surplus. You’ve read a few books on investing and gleaned the basics — the importance of diversification, of investing for the long term, and of buying and holding rather than trying to beat the market. But you also know that human-caused climate change will …

Things to do before 30: read these 33 books

Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of …

How to Talk About Climate Change So Anyone Will Listen

Here’s a very 2016 dilemma: On the one hand, as so many of us have learned over this past election cycle (and then re-learned in earnest over …

Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it | George Monbiot

Many of his staffers are from an opaque corporate misinformation network. We must understand this if we are to have any hope of fighting back against them<p>Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. …

Donald Trump

The future doesn’t suck

Sooo … that happened. Donald Trump won the U.S. election and now threatens the progress we’ve all worked so hard to achieve. Does this mean our …

Bernie Sanders

Child refugees forced to work for nothing after leaving Calais

Lawyers voice concern over unaccompanied minors sent to ‘welcome centres’ after demolition of French camp<p>Child refugees sent from the demolished Calais “jungle” to supposedly safe welcome centres across France claim they have been pressed into forced labour.<p>Legal interviews with unaccompanied …

Obama nails why the political climate is so polarized in just a few sentences

In the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's upset win last Tuesday, Facebook has faced heavy criticism for allowing fake news stories to propagate on the social network unchecked.<p>At the end of the US presidential election, the top fake news stories actually outperformed legitimate news stories …

Environment groups hail ‘momentous occasion’ but warn governments need to cut carbon emissions more steeply to avoid dangerous global warming<p>The significance of the Paris agreement coming into force today is easy to miss: it may seem like an anti-climax, given the travails that led up to its …

How much Arctic sea ice are you melting? Scientists have an answer

Climate change may sometimes seem so big and abstract that it can be difficult to grasp the scope of the problem. But now, scientists have found a way to bring the numbers down to Earth: For every metric ton of carbon dioxide released into the air, three square meters of Arctic sea ice disappear. …

Global Warming