Daniel Erb

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Is it time to hang up on hanging drywall?

Over at The Atlantic, Haniya Rae writes An exciting history of drywall, questioning the ubiquitous wall material’s environmental cost. As an …

Building with nature to create sustainable cities

Rapid urbanisation and migration continue to challenge the nature of our planet. In addition, pressures from climate change and flooding mean that …

Ecology

The Energy Collective

Since 1995, Energy Central has been a hub for news and content for electric power industry professionals. With more than 200,000 registered members, …

How to Integrate the 12 Principles of Permaculture to Design a Truly Sustainable Project

<i>The 12 principles published here are explained in detail in the book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, by David …

Permaculture

Is De-Extinction a Good Idea? Scientists Offer Guidelines to Avoid “Eco-Zombies”

Changing Planet<p><b>University of California-Santa Barbara colleagues lay out a set of guidelines for how de-extinction can be made more ecologically responsible</b><p>It’s only a matter of time before the woolly mammoth can be brought back from the dead, according to their news statement released this …

These Are The Best Houseplants to Improve Indoor Air Quality, Study Finds

And... breathe.<p>If you're looking to improve the quality of air in your home, potted plants are a good place to start. But not all indoor plants are …

Do You Believe in God, or Is That a Software Glitch?

We’ve all seen them, those colorful images that show how our brains “light up” when we’re in love, playing a video game, craving chocolate, etc. Created using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fM.R.I., these pictures are the basis of tens of thousands of scientific papers, the backdrop to …

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Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience | John Naughton

A groundbreaking book by historian Yuval Harari claims that artificial intelligence and genetic enhancements will usher in a world of inequality and powerful elites. How real is the threat?<p>The BBC Reith Lectures in 1967 were given by Edmund Leach, a Cambridge social anthropologist. “Men have become …

Singularity

Gamer Science: Are Video Games Making Kids Smarter? [Infographic]

Video games provide us with challenging environments, fun puzzles and endless hours of entertainment. Today it seems that all too many people are spending their time exploring alien worlds, saving Princess Zelda or catching Pokémon. All that time spent in front of a computer screen just can’t be …

Lessons In Manliness from Fight Club | The Art of Manliness

<i>“The first rule about fight club is you don’t talk about fight club.”</i><p>Today we’re gonna break the first rule with aplomb. Hey, everyone else does too. …

The Problem With Minimalism | The Art of Manliness

Minimalism is a lifestyle/movement that’s been around for centuries, and waxes and wanes as part of the cultural zeitgeist. Several years ago it …

Gay Couple Becomes First To Father Triplets With Both Of Their DNA

Same sex couple fathers triplets with DNA from both men<p>It’s quite remarkable when you think about it. Just the science alone is mind blowing. Theo …

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US War Crimes or "Normalized Deviance"

Sociologist Diane Vaughan coined the term “normalization of deviance“ as she was investigating the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986. …

Incredible images offer first glimpse of sunken WWII-era aircraft carrier

Scientists have released incredible pictures of sunken light aircraft carrier USS Independence that were taken by underwater robots exploring the wreck.<p>The historic ship, which served in World War II and was used in the atomic tests at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, was intentionally sunk off …

Seven Fascinating Images That Illuminate the History of the Book and Printing

This week, Norton released <i>The Book</i><i>: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time</i> from author Keith Houston. Stunningly bound …

Ruin porn: the art world’s awkward obsession with abandoned Soviet architecture

Deserted fairgrounds, disused factories and forgotten military bases may look cool, but are we fetishising the remnants of such a cruel …

Don’t forget the lessons of World War II when it comes to future nuclear policies

Regarding the Aug. 25 op-ed by Jeffrey G. Lewis and Scott D. Sagan, “The fix that U.S. nuclear policy needs”:<p>Have we forgotten the lessons from World War II? Could we have defeated the Nazis by targeting only military and military-industrial targets? Or Japan with only conventional weapons? The …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Vietnam has reason to worry about China — particularly China’s increasing presence in the South China Sea complete with...<p>When, in early March 2018, …

Why Bioshock still has, and will always have, something to say

"No Gods or Kings, Only Man." No higher authority than that of reason and rationality. A place where "the artist would not fear the censor, where the …

Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family

• <b>Author:</b> Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo<p>After having his face sliced off, The Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City in this epic from issues #13-17 that shook Batman to his core! But even for a man who’s committed a lifetime of murder, he’s more dangerous than ever before. How can Batman …