Diving within our brains

Universidad de Harvard. / SPL

Humans have managed to a probe launched from Earth land, after a journey of 6,000 million kilometers through space on a comet crosses the solar system 135.000 mph. However, that same human being is incapable of understanding his own brain. The organ... Read More

Water wars: fact or fiction?

water, eau, agua

It is often said that future wars will be fought over water, not oil. These water wars are predicted to take place over the sharing of international rivers. Recently, the world has witnessed several inter-state river-sharing disputes, but almost all of... Read More

How Energy Farms Work

Energy Farms grow food, but are also net producers of energy. They can operate at a range of scales, and use a mix of ancient and new crops and technologies. Less than a century ago most farms were net energy producers; today US farms consume more... Read More

Biosecurity on farms

There are times when perniciously false premises are treated as the criteria by which truth is determined. We lose the argument before it’s begun. And where does that leave us in our efforts to control mortal dangers of our own making? An article of... Read More

John Maynard Keynes

If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem. But if you owe a million, it has. -JMK This recession that we have been suffering through since essentially late 2007 is not something new; our economic history contains numerous instances of... Read More

First images of new worlds

Earth seems to have its first fuzzy photos of alien planets outside our solar system, images captured by two teams of astronomers. The pictures show four likely planets that appear as specks of white, nearly indecipherable except to the most eagle-eyed... Read More