Maggie Ressler

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Weather wars: who should be allowed to engineer our climate?

“The big thing nuclear weapons did wasn't all the details,” says Harvard climate scientist David Keith. “The really big thing is, they changed what it means to be a nation-state.” It’s on his mind because as the next century unfolds, Keith expects it to happen again.<p>Scientists usually shy away from …

Yes, television rots your brain

Research shows exposure to TV can impede kids’ intellectual development — even when it’s playing in the background<p>When it comes to kids and media, most parents have probably moved on to worrying about the possible effects of video gaming and habitual texting. But new research suggests an old …

Go nuts: The more you eat, the longer you’ll live

New research suggests that nut eaters are less prone to heart disease and cancer — and are thinner to boot<p>A 30-year Harvard study which tracked 119,000 men and women have found that those who ate nuts on a daily basis were 20% less likely to die than those who never ate nuts.<p>Heart disease death …

Can a corporation have a religion?: Hobby Lobby challenge to contraception mandate heads to Supreme Court

Justices will decide Tuesday whether to hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling affirming Hobby Lobby’s “religion”<p>The owners of Hobby Lobby, a chain of crafts stores that plays religious music for shoppers, provides employees free "spiritual counseling" and closes down every Sunday, have been …

Katy Perry offends in geisha costume at AMA performance

The singer is called out for promoting Western stereotypes of Japanese culture<p>Katy Perry is stirring controversy for a performance at Sunday's American Music Awards in which she dressed as a geisha, complete with an elaborate Japanese-themed set of cherry blossoms, kimonos and fans, for her song …

Should Your Product Connect To The Internet Of Things?

Smart Design’s Gordon Hui outlines three essential questions to ask before you connect your “dumb” product to the cloud.<p>Thanks to widespread Internet adoption and over 10 billion connected devices around the world, companies today are more excited than ever about the Internet of Things. Add in the …