Archives for September 14, 2011

How to live trap a mouse

Over the next few weeks, in the Northern Hemisphere, the mice will start moving in to your house. There are many strategies to manage this, and there are many factors in play (including exactly what sort of “mouse” is moving into your house). But many individuals will want to live trap the critters. If you…

Hudson River Fish Evolve To Handle PCBs

There is now a fish that has evolved immunity to PCB’s. PCB is a substance designed to use as an insulator in high-heat electrical equipment (like the transformers used in the electrical grid, or household radios and such). It is very bad for the environment, was taken out of use years ago, but the thing…

Misha Glenny: Hire the hackers!

Despite multibillion-dollar investments in cybersecurity, one of its root problems has been largely ignored: who are the people who write malicious code? Underworld investigator Misha Glenny profiles several convicted coders from around the world and reaches a startling conclusion. Is he using the word “hackers” correctly? And, for those who do write malicious code like…

Shake up your story

Artist Raghava KK demos his new children’s book for iPad with a fun feature: when you shake it, the story — and your perspective — changes. In this charming short talk, he invites all of us to shake up our perspective a little bit.

With our oceans and coastal ecosystems, and the economies and jobs they support, facing constant and increasingly grave threats from a variety of sources, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators will meet next week to form a new Senate Oceans Caucus. The Caucus will work to increase awareness and find common ground in responding to…