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Climate Chaos Is Coming — and the Pinkertons Are Ready – New York Times

The Pinkertons wanted me to picture myself in a scene of absolute devastation. “A hurricane just wipes out everything, and you need to feed your children,” Andres Paz Larach said. The power grid is down, shipments of food are cut…

San Francisco wants to prepare for extreme weather, turns to climate scientists for help – San Francisco Chronicle

As Bay Area storms become supercharged in an era of climate change, San Francisco wants to know how much worse the weather might get, and it’s turning to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for answers. The lab’s scientists, who have been…

San Francisco wants to prepare for extreme weather. So it turned to climate scientists for help – San Francisco Chronicle

As Bay Area storms become super-charged in an era of climate change, San Francisco wants to know how much worse the weather might get, and it’s turning to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for answers. The lab’s scientists, who have been…

Basil gets tastier with 24-hour light

It’s official: Basil is not a teenager. Unlike my teenage sons, who need at least 10 hours a day in a dark room to sleep and grow into the best versions of themselves, basil becomes its best when given light…

It's not just old people who are digitally illiterate

They are so cute, the stories Craig Silverman recounts on Buzzfeed about older people learning how to use an iPad. A community manager teaches them how to open an app by pressing icons “as nicely as you would tap a…

The cost of computation

(Santa Fe Institute) There’s been a rapid resurgence of interest in understanding the energy cost of computing. Recent advances in this ‘thermodynamics of computation’ are summarized in a new review published in the Journal of Physics A.

Earth’s carbon dioxide levels highest in 3 million years, study says – USA TODAY

CLOSE New research suggests Earth’s warming climate could trigger catastrophic flooding. USA TODAY Story Highlights Greenland was mostly green the last time carbon levels were this high. Even trace amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere can raise temperatures around the…