Contributing Correspondent, Science Magazine
Contributing Correspondent, Science mag. Fellow at MIT. Creative climate journalist. Author, Hack the Planet. RT's do not mean endorsements
science.time.com — The National Weather Service forecast center in Norman, Oklahoma, is located in a five-story building on the south campus of the University of Oklahoma. It is technically on the second floor, but an auditorium located below it dips partly underground, so the experience is more like being on the first floor.
23 Replacement Similes For Humans To Use Once All The Animals Are Dead And No One Knows What “Animals” Weretheawl.com — Now that we're well on into our planet's sixth mass extinction event, and with recent news that we're charging towards environmental catastrophe faster than ever, it's time we start thinking about contingencies not in terms of "if" but in terms of "when." Let's say, just for argument's sake, that the human species will survive.
npr.org — Joined by three excellent collaborators, Shajarian gives what amounts to a brief master class in the art of singing. In the course of this love song, titled "Az Eshgh," the Iranian icon unleashes torrents of swooping, soaring, goosebump-inducing sound that's still perfectly controlled at age 73.
npr.org — The Atlantic Hurricane season starts in just a few weeks. With sequestration, the National Weather Service has ordered furloughs and a hiring freeze that have left vacancies throughout the agency, including the National Hurricane Center. Florida's governor and others are wondering if that will affect the state's ability to prepare and respond to a storm.
slate.com — Americans have been known to fall in love with many kinds of absurd athletic competitions. Consider the Civilian Military Combine, a strength series of push presses, kettlebell swings, and burpee box jumps followed by a 5- to 7-mile racecourse studded with "military obstacles." Or the Tough Mudder: a 10-12 mile...
slate.com — As a beer writer, I often find myself preaching the word about craft beer to people who don't want to hear it. There are a lot of Bud Light fans and people who'd rather sip a zinfandel, even in the craft beer capital of the world, Portland, Ore., where I...
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