Lisa Blidnert

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The Far Future of our Solar System

If we scaled the entire Universe’s history from the Big Bang until now to be “one Universe year,” what would our future look like?<p>“<i>The way to love</i> …

Universe

Beating Bacteria on Earth -- and in Space

[image-51]<p>[image-78]<p>By sheer strength of numbers, bacteria are by far the most successful life form on Earth. As we've learned over the past several …

Brad Pitt Promises to Make it Right with Rotting New Orleans Homes

Some of the homes built by actor Brad Pitt’s Make it Right foundation, a non-profit responsible for constructing 100 homes in New Orleans after …

Amazon Deforestation Threatens South America's Water Security

By Paul Brown<p>The continued destruction of the Amazon to exploit its resources for mining, agriculture and hydro-power is threatening the future of …

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Women's Rights in 2013

As we reflect on the events of 2013, I can't help but think of the Clint Eastwood classic <i>The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.</i><p>When it came to women's rights, there was indeed ugliness: more and more states tried to restrict women's access to basic reproductive health care, and in El Salvador, Glenda …

Interview with Swedish Minister for International Development

Interview with Swedish Minister for International Development, Hillevi Maria Engström<p><b>Date:</b> Wednesday, November 27, 2013<p><i>On 25 November, the Government</i> …

How we can bring extinct animals back to life

Mankind has been responsible for the extinction of many animal species. But natural history futurist Stewart Brand says we may now have the technology that could help reverse the decline.<p>As homo sapiens has emerged as the dominant species on Planet Earth, it has often been at the expense of other …

Natural History

NASA is farming lettuce in space

Starting in December, NASA will begin producing its own food in orbit for the first time ever, according to a new report in <i>Modern Farmer</i>. Called the Vegetable Production System (or VEGGIE for short), the minimal rig will accommodate six romaine lettuce plants grown under pink LED lamps, ready for …