Nick Boelen

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China: anti-smog shopping booms as Shanghai goes off scale | Financial Times

Smog isn’t new in China – but 2013 was an especially bad year for the thick stuff. Beijing may get the headlines, but smog has affected 104 cities of …

Why bring up Europe? It will be largely irrelevant five years from now

By the time Britain gets to a referendum, much of the present shouting match over Europe will be rendered meaningless<p>Back in the early 1980s Sir Terence Beckett – then director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and, in a former incarnation, one of the industrialists who had …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

How Eavesdropping Was Punished in Medieval Times

When people live together in small communities they can be a great source of comfort and support to each other—but they can also really get on each …

Crime

Operation Barbarossa – a summary

<b>On 22 June 1941, Adolf Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union. What followed was a war of annihilation, a</b> …

Why some mountain ranges don’t erode away

<b>U. MELBOURNE (AUS) —</b> A new study reveals links between landslides and river erosion and offers clues to why some of the world’s iconic mountain …

Geology

Inside The Most Expensive Science Experiment Ever

Many machines over the past 60 years have been billed as the one that will make the big breakthrough in fusion science, only to stumble. This one could be different.<p>Some people have spent their whole working lives researching fusion and then retired feeling bitter at what they see as a wasted …

Voyager 1 is going, going, but not quite gone from the Solar System

It’s the great cosmic game of “are we there yet”?<p>The Voyager 1 spacecraft has <i>almost</i> left the Solar System — but not quite, according to a set of …

Tonight, Watch NASA's IRIS Launch Live

Don't miss it! Coverage begins at 9 p.m.<p>Tonight, NASA will launch their solar satellite IRIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph). Don't miss the live stream tonight on PopSci.com--just find your way back here at 9 p.m. EDT, when coverage begins, or at about 10:25 p.m. (just prior to the …