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Cities Are Tucking Climate Change Fixes Into New Laws

Cities Are Tucking Climate Change Fixes Into New Laws

Jake Anderegg, the Utah state senator representing Salt Lake City and Provo, didn’t actually mean to fight climate change. It was sort of an accident. As in a lot of places in the US, housing in Anderegg’s district is growing scarce and more expensive. So […]

Is ’Oumuamua an Alien Spaceship? Sure! Except, No

Is ’Oumuamua an Alien Spaceship? Sure! Except, No

When you wish upon a star (or an asteroid or a comet) you are wishing on plasma, ice, dust, rock, on an object that exists, for real, so far away and moving so fast that no living human will likely ever have direct contact with […]

So You Want to Harness Evaporation From a Manmade Lake

So You Want to Harness Evaporation From a Manmade Lake

Sometimes you come across crazy stuff on the internet. Just check out the Qattara Depression Project; the basic idea is to create a channel to let water from the Mediterranean Sea flow into the Qattara Depression, a giant low-lying area in Egypt. This would create […]

What Is the Dark Side of the Moon?

What Is the Dark Side of the Moon?

Our in-house Know-It-Alls answer questions about your interactions with technology. Q: What is the “dark side” of the moon? A: The short answer? It’s a misnomer. A cool-sounding misnomer! But a misnomer. Assuming they aren’t talking about the Pink Floyd album or the French mockumentary, […]