Climate change solutions ranked by expert Paul Hawken

Expert Paul Hawken ranks top 100 climate change solutions in his new book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.   Instead of the usual preaching involved in books on this topic, he presents the material more as a reference based on well-researched estimates of the carbon impact of each solution.  I Read more about Climate change solutions ranked by expert Paul Hawken[…]

A few good reads: tech and policy

Quantified Self Apple buys Beddit, whose sleep monitoring hardware already has a software integration with the Apple watch. Ars Technica digs into the current state of the art in sleep tracking. A Carnegie Melon project produced a prototype sensor that can inform you about devices in the room without connecting directly with them. 23andMe has received FDA Read more about A few good reads: tech and policy[…]

A few good reads: discoveries

Inner discoveries A new study shows that testosterone makes men less likely to question their intuition.  I wonder whether they will follow this up with a study on women.  Are we more, less, or just as susceptible to the influence of testosterone? Acetaminophen dulls pain and empathy, according to new research. A new paper tests more than 50 Read more about A few good reads: discoveries[…]

Spammy callers escalating, still not beating Google Voice

My various spammy callers have recently taken to leaving voicemails that don’t say anything—either complete silence or the sound of people chattering in the background (I got curious and listened to a couple). IIRC the law prohibits callers from leaving automated messages, but it would be awfully hard to prove these are automated even if Read more about Spammy callers escalating, still not beating Google Voice[…]

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