Christina Rodriguez

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One of the greatest extinction mysteries in history is still unsolved

But not all extinctions are so clearly defined. As Beth Shapiro explains in her recent book, "How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction," <b>scientists</b> <b>still don't agree on exactly how mammoths went extinct just thousands of years ago.</b><p>Humans are getting closer to the point that we might …

Exploring the Northern California Redwood Forests

The wilds of California stir, but they also soothe.<p>There is something infinitely calming and, well, infinitely infinite about California's coastal …

The Perfect Moral Storm: Philosophers Respond to the Impending Anthropogenic Apocalypse

How do you love a planet while it disappears? What obligation do we have to a generation that hasn't been born yet?<p>For at least the next 200 years, weather forecasts predict shitstorms, with global temperatures now set to remain elevated for hundreds of years to come. The latest IPCC report …

As Antibiotic Resistance Spreads, WHO Plans Strategy To Fight It

The world is losing some of the most powerful tools in modern medicine. Antibiotics are becoming less and less effective at fighting infections. The problem has gotten so bad that some doctors are starting to ponder a "post-antibiotic world."<p>Common infections that have been easily treatable for …

What If Americans Ate Like South Africans And Vice Versa?

They switched diets.<p>Twenty South Africans gave up their corn porridge and vegetable stews for burgers and fries.<p>And 20 Pittsburghians sacrificed fast food staples for the low-fat, high-fiber fare that South Africans traditionally eat.<p>Dr. Stephen O'Keefe, a professor of nutrition at the University …

This Futuristic Concrete Heals Itself With Built-In Bacteria

A solid idea<p>Concrete has been a go-to building material since Roman times. It’s durable, easy to make, and relatively inexpensive. There’s just one problem: It has a tendency to crack.<p>There are a lot of different reasons that concrete cracks, but in general, it gets stressed either from the load …

Engineering

Smart credit cards are coming. Here's what you need to know

At least four startups are betting the world isn't ready for mobile payments.<p>Unlike services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet (which use your phone), all-in-one cards or "smart cards" embrace a familiar medium -- the plastic credit card -- and turn it into an all-in-one payment solution.<p>Smart …

Why did men stop wearing high heels, anyway?

You have probably heard by now that a woman wearing flat shoes—albeit, flats with rhinestones—was turned away from the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival this week, due to inappropriate footwear. It seems this happened to a handful of women above the age of 50 (who knew they were even <i>allowed</i> at …

High Heels