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One month to Thanksgiving!

Order your heritage turkeys now (if you eat turkey)

For those of you responsible for producing a Thanksgiving meal that features a turkey, it's time to start thinking about ordering one. You can order a heritage turkey from a local farmer in certain states. …

The economy's stupid

We need better ways to measure well-being

For a moment, let's ignore the political context of this NYT article (about how incumbents are having difficulty capitalizing on the "strong economy" in this fall's U.S. election). As ur-blogger Matthew Yglesias points out, there's …

Survival of the Ritziest

Threatened frogs get cushy new habitat at a Panamanian hotel Hundreds of frogs and toads can be found in an unusual habitat in Panama — Rooms 28 and 29 of the Hotel Campestre in the …

Pace: the Final Frontier

Engineers hope to harvest human energy Scientists and engineers are looking to make use of human-powered energy. Don’t worry, they don’t want to hook you up to electrodes; the means of capturing the energy may …

New scientific advance could help whales

This advance could nullify one of the primary excuses (I mean arguments) that nations use to continue whaling under the auspices of "scientific research." But of course, it won't do anything about the argument that …

Where is the center of the renewable energy universe?

Phoenix, Arizona

On Friday, it will be in Arizona. The Arizona Corporation Commission is set to vote on a proposed rule to increase the state's renewable energy standard to 15% by 2025, with 30% to come from …

Apropos of absolutely nothing

My favorite word in the English language is "biscuit." My least favorite is "moist." What are yours?

E.O. Wilson on religion and science, and more

Read the articles mentioned at the end of the podcast: Two’s Company, 300 Million’s a Crowd Ice Vice, Baby Hormones and Groans Go for Choke Did You Mean: Solar Power? Read the articles mentioned at …

Take note Wes Craven: Fish are scary too

Halloween inspires ocean supporter contest

I've always been a fan of Halloween. Not so much for the costumes, but for the social acceptance of eating massive amounts of sugar for 24 hours and "fright night" marathons. In honor of this …