Gareth Renowden

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Atlantic current strength declines

But more data are needed to indicate whether the slowing is a result of human-induced climate change.<p>The marked slowdown in the past decade of the …

Why we should give free money to everyone

London, May 2009. Read the Dutch version here. A small Read the French version here. experiment involving thirteen homeless men takes off. They are …

Climate change and equity: whose language is it anyway?

“I DON’T believe in that climate change.”<p>I’d just got back from Darwin in early October. I and many of my GP colleagues had been closely following …

The energy transition tipping point is here | ZDNet

In late February, <i>Bloomberg</i> finally addressed the most problematic issue in shale gas and tight oil wells: their incredible decline rates and …

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

It's hard to know where to start with Ray Kurzweil. With the fact that he takes 150 pills a day and is intravenously injected on a weekly basis with a dizzying list of vitamins, dietary supplements, and substances that sound about as scientifically effective as face cream: coenzyme Q10, …

The 7k Report

Share this:<p><i>Published: 2/12/2014</i> <i><br>Written by: Hugh Howey</i><p>It’s no great secret that the world of publishing is changing. What is a secret is <i>how much</i>. Is …

Development: Time to leave GDP behind

Gross domestic product is a misleading measure of national success. Countries should act now to embrace new metrics, urge Robert Costanza and …

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Solar Geoengineering: Weighing Costs of Blocking the Sun’s Rays

In 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted in one of the largest volcanic blasts of the 20th century. It spat up to 20 million tons of sulfur …

Steve Jobs’ Doctor Wants to Teach You the Formula for Long Life | WIRED

It’s 6:30 on a Monday morning and already David Agus is doing an admirable job of sticking to the rules. Dressed in the no-nonsense uniform that one …

The Dark Side of the Truffle Trade

Nighttime heists, Chinese knockoffs, and poisoned meatball-sabotage: Inside the high-stakes pursuit of the world's most-prized fungus.<p>Before the delicate, pale brown fungi enter Fabio Trabocchi’s Washington, D.C. kitchen, the award-winning chef insists that his staff at Fiola handle the specimens …

The Intelligent Plant

Scientists debate a new way of understanding flora.<p>In 1973, a book claiming that plants were sentient beings that feel emotions, prefer classical music to rock and roll, and can respond to the unspoken thoughts of humans hundreds of miles away landed on the New York <i>Times</i> best-seller list for …

We live in a one-track world, but anyone can become a polymath – Robert Twigger

I travelled with Bedouin in the Western Desert of Egypt. When we got a puncture, they used tape and an old inner tube to suck air from three tyres to …

Data to expose 'sleeping ice giant'

<b>Scientists have finally begun mapping one of the least explored regions of Antarctica - the Recovery Catchment.</b><p>The new survey data should reveal how this vast tract of ice in the east of the continent is likely to respond to a warming world.<p>Recovery is currently perfectly stable, but any change …