Getting into Hot Water

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I believe in climate change. I’m unsure about anthropogenic global warming, because I’ve chatted with too many dissidents. I wonder...

Got Wood?

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Wood could be Food When we walk across a green field or wander through a forest, we are surrounded by...

The Great Unravelling

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Ageing is chaotic. The machinery of a single cell is incredibly complicated, the workings of the various anatomical and physiological...

Pick Your Poison

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Avocados are toast The Manchineel tree is extremely dangerous. You cannot stand near it for long, and you certainly cannot...

Double-Blind

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Macular degeneration in a Quertyuiop World Do you ever stop to wonder how things got so screwed up? We call...

Kenosha Kids

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One of my many character flaws is a fondness for emotional and allegorical painting. I am nostalgically keen on 19thcentury...

Unsafe at Any Speed

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One of the many problems built into today’s fast foods is that they are too fast. They are manufactured on...

The Last Post

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Antibiotics are dead. Long live Postbiotics! After investing a lot of money in research and far larger amounts in marketing,...

Mental Exercise

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The Romans gave us the aqueduct, sanitation, the roads, irrigation, medicine, education, wine, public order and baths (1). But apart...

Kelp Wanted

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The sea is a cruel mistress, especially if you are a species of seaweed. Marine algae face many threats. These...

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