Joel Geoghegan

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Is Anything Wrong With Natural, Non-Man-Made Climate Change?

I recently asked an environmentalist this question: “If we found out that the planet was warming for purely natural reasons, would you be in favor of climate engineering to stop it, because the current temperature and sea level are the right ones for humans?”<p>He seemed appalled. “No, of course not, …

Climate Change

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National Parks

Currant thinking: how a raisin can predict if your child will be clever

Children who can resist eating a raisin for 60 seconds are more likely to do better academically, a study suggests<p>It could be the simplest test of childhood aptitude ever invented.<p>Placing a raisin under a cup and warning a toddler not to eat it until instructed can predict how clever they will be …

University of Tennessee

Science fiction becomes fact as scientists develop an acoustic hologram which can hold and move objects, but its uses will be more surgical than Star Wars<p>A sonic tractor beam that can grab tiny objects and move them around has been created by scientists in Spain.<p>They used the same technology to …

Nature Communications

PicoBrew Unveils ’3-D Printer for Beer’ With Recipes From Top Micro-Brewers

You’ll soon be able to make brand-name beer on your kitchen counter, nearly as easily as you can make a cup of coffee.

Dow Jones

Should Guns Be Regulated Like Cars?

For over a year, Occupy Democrats has circulated a popular graphic on Facebook arguing that guns should be treated like cars.<p>This argument in turn has stimulated a very cogent rebuttal by Eugene Volokh as well as a Facebook page by Second Amendment advocates arguing that this actually would be a …

Guns

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

Silicon Valley got it wrong: the open-plan office trend is destroying the workplace

Despite its obvious problems, the open-office model has continued to encroach on workers across the US. Now, about 70 per cent of US offices have no …