Abbreviated Science Round-up: Arthritis and pain, barcoded biology, hothouse Earth

August 12, 2018

Climate change On track to throw the world completely off track I took the weekend off last week, so naturally a paper landed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that generated a considerable response. So, though it’s now a whole week old, I’m bouncing back to this article from an international team … with appropriately global impact. We explore the risk that self-reinforcing feedbacks could push the Earth…


These 29 Photos Look Like Paintings. But If You Were To Zoom In… Whoa. Breathtaking.

May 22, 2018

Everyone knows that it’s a small world after all, but who knew just how tiny and beautiful our planet could look? DigitalGlobe must have had an idea and, thanks to their Daily Overview project, we can all appreciate views of the Earth that were once reserved for astronauts alone. Inspired by the overview effect, the experience of seeing firsthand the Earth in space and thinking about things such as international…


You Might Think You Can Travel Anywhere, But These 5 Places Could Be Your Undoing

April 11, 2017

Traveling to far-flung places all over the world is much easier now than it’s ever been before. With sites like Expedia and Hotwire, it’s simple to book a decent hotel and flight package for a great price, which means that the hardest thing about exploring is usually giving your boss enough notice. But with all that access comes the notion that we can go anywhere we want, which unfortunately isn’t…