Category: science

The economics of climate change

A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times had a fantastic article by Nobel Prize-winner Paul Krugman on building a Green Economy. It’s the best writing on this issue I’ve read. Covering both...

Scientific last supper

I love mash-ups of Da Vinci’s famous painting of the last supper of Jesus. I’ve posted the Battlestar Galactica version here on 7WD. I thought I’d posted the LOST version, but I couldn’t find...

Emily Howell, cyborg composer?

Emily Howell is taking the world by storm. She is the “offspring” of David Cope, who is a musician, composer, and software engineer. Emily, like her creator, is a composer. Her works are good...

Another hazard of talking whilst driving

It turns out that talking on your mobile phone whilst driving is not only dangerous, but you miss out on the conversation. Wired has a delightfully titled post, “Driving Distracts Cellphone Users“. Routine driving...

Infographic of the dead

Continuing the Festival of Infographics, we bring you the “Population of the Dead”. This graphical excerpt is from BoingBoing. You really need to visit the source, over at Appfrica, where they have a much...

Big brothers

Here is today’s installment in the Festival of Infographics. This one’s by flickr user Michael Paukner. He explains it: “What’s up there? How many countries have stuck satellites up into space, how many of...

Oh, TannenBOOM!

Here’s the perfect solution for disposing of your old Christmas tree. As the video says, “I think this really goes to what it means to be an American at Christmas time.” If you decide...

Praying shapes…reality

As I was becoming an Anglican, I was delighted to learn the old saying, lex orandi lex credendi (the law of prayer is the law of belief). In other words, how we pray forms...