Human waste can help things grow and even cook your dinner. It might sound gross, but don’t worry, the odor has been removed. Plus: It’s good for the environment!
In the face of natural disasters and disease, there are always people who step forward to help. Their brains may tell why. This story originally aired on Sept. 22 on Morning Edition.
A census of bacteria and viruses on the floors, toilets and soap dispensers of several bathrooms on a college campus turned up around 77,000 different types of organisms. Oh, joy.
Eider ducks on Northumberland’s coastal areas are being harmed by people feeding them fish and chips and bread, a wildlife expert warns. —> Read More Here
Record-breaking snowfall that buried towns near Buffalo, New York, and killed at least 14 people posed a major flooding threat Saturday with temperatures forecast to rise. —> Read More Here
HAWTHORNE, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) — On Saturday, Elon Musk announced via Twitter his company SpaceX is testing ‘drone ships and new rocket fins he refers to as ‘x-wing config.’ —> Read More Here
In this guest post, one of my doctoral students Asmaa Khadim, who is a Canadian lawyer, presents perspectives on the growing trend for large national funds to divest from particular industries that they consider socially or environmentally problematic. Is this making any positive change? This article explores how in a few cases some signs of influence from such divestment strategies on the performance of companies.
Guest article by Asmaa Khadim
Divestment (also known as disinvestment) generally entails the use of economic means to pressure an entity, such as a corporation or government, towards a change in its policies or practices. It usually involves the reduction of an asset to achieve an ethical objective. Organized economic boycotts have been utilized in a variety of situations where the practices of the impugned entity have been deemed to violate the norms of society, such as in the case of the tobacco industry, arms manufacturers and governments that support policies of apartheid. More recently, divestment strategies have made their way into the environmental protection sphere.
The Norwegian government in particular has taken some promising steps toward —> Read More Here
MONTEREY BAY, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) — Living “black seadevil” deep-sea anglerfish captured on video in its habitat by researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California. —> Read More Here
LHASA, Tibet, Nov. 22 (UPI) — Geologists from Caltech and civil engineers from the China Earthquake Administration have discovered an ancient canyon buried in South Tibet. —> Read More Here
For the first time, researchers have grown a single atomic layer of tungsten diselenide on a one- atom-thick substrate of graphene with pristine interfaces between the two layers using an industrially scalable technique. —> Read More Here