Margaret Murray

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Will your driverless car kill you so others may live?

It's 2025. You and your daughter are riding in a driverless car along Pacific Coast Highway. The autonomous vehicle rounds a corner and detects a crosswalk full of children. It brakes, but your lane is unexpectedly full of sand from a recent rock slide. It can't get traction. Your car does some …

Meatless Monday: Plant-Based Diet Finds Common Ground, Makes Common Sense

News flash: Top global physicians and academics agree -- eat more fruits and vegetables.<p>So speaketh the participants of Common Ground, the recent Oldways symposium gathering health and nutrition starpower both impressive and diverse to find some dietary common sense and common ground. We're talking …

At 95, a Lifelong Skier Says the Source of His Vitality Is His Workout

Klaus Obermeyer, founder of the Obermeyer ski apparel brand, swims and practices aikido every day<p>At the age of 95, Klaus Obermeyer is still getting in more ski days than most people half his age.<p>“If there’s snow on the ground, I’m on the slopes,” the founder of Aspen, Colo., clothing company Sport …

Martial Arts

Amid Global Warming, North America Has a New Glacier

It's not in Alaska. In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings discovers an oddity on our warming planet.<p>Many of the world's glaciers are shrinking today at unprecedented rates, say climate scientists. Glaciers that have been there for millions of years, and the ice that's been flowing through them for …

How this Michigan family lives stylishly off the grid

GRASS LAKE, Mich. — The winding gravel drive that leads to the Trumpey family’s 40-acre homestead ends at their straw-bale home.<p>It's off the grid, operated by a solar array and heated with burning wood.<p>For many urban and suburban folks, "off the grid" signifies survivalist, and “straw bale” seems …

Farming

One Athlete's Quest for a Perfect Night's Sleep

For my fortieth birthday, I decided to climb the Grand Teton, a 13,770-foot peak in my backyard of Jackson, Wyoming. The Grand is technical, requiring rock climbing and rappels on exposed faces with 5,000-foot drops. Make a mistake and you’re dead. I’d decided the ascent would help me feel less 40. …

Our obsession with global warming will cost us dear

Amber Rudd has set out a plan to switch from coal to gas generation, but first she has to persuade the industry to finance the huge cost<p>It was the long held ambition of Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, to make monetary policy decisions “boring and predictable”.<p>The Global …

Is this the end of constant smartphone recharging?

Bodle will make screens that require no power but can be seen in direct sunlight<p>An Oxford University spin-out has invented a new smart material that promises to slash the energy required to power a smartphone screen. The creation threatens to shake up the smartphone and wearable device market, …

National Book Awards: The Best Reader Wins!

The winners of the National Book Awards were selected this week following an evening in which all the nominees participated in a reading hosted by New School University. Even though I have no idea whether or not the judges attended the readings, I couldn't help noticing that the best readers -- at …