current mood: amused
Air pollution worst in developing world
Improving air quality for low-income nations would not only improve public health for millions of people, but would also help alleviate global greenhouse gas woes.
...Another fantastic episode in a season that promises to be full of them.
And not just fantastic, but fast, just like last week’s episode. This season seems to belong to an entirely different version of Game of Thrones, where all five of George R.R. Martin’s books were squeezed into two or three preposterously jam-packed seasons. ...It’s as if the show were rebelling against the stately pace of its source material; it’s as if the show itself was angry, and has decided to vent its anger by running full tilt toward its endgame. By the gods is it entertaining to watch.
It's Earth Day, but people should care every day
So what are you doing on this Earth Day? Probably nothing. But act locally and cultivate, as it were, a deeper appreciation of the Earth. Not for a day, but a lifetime.
Our human ancestors infected Neanderthals with herpes, tuberculosis, tapeworm
Herpes is forever — and has been for a long, long time.
Humans migrating out of Africa may have spread the genital herpes virus, as well as tuberculosis, tapeworm and other diseases, to Neanderthals in Europe and Asia more than 50,000 years ago.
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