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I’m Dying to Wear My Mushroom Death Suit

I’m Dying to Wear My Mushroom Death Suit

Ironically, mourners pay respects to loved ones through strange rituals founded on the fear of death and eagerness to deny impending decomposition. Consequently, western style internment pickles people with chemical preservatives to delay their return to dust. We go to ground as biohazards, pumped full of formaldehyde, plugged and repaired with cosmetic fillers that seal in as many as 219 toxic pollutants absorbed throughout our mortality.

The 2012 Top 10 New Species List Celebrates Dive-bombing Wasps and Worms from Hell

What do dive-bombing wasps and devil’s worms have in common?  On May 23rd, the International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE)  published its 5th annual list of new species discovered during the previous year. Based out of  Arizona State University, IISE’s scientists collaborate with a committee of taxonomists across the globe to describe and classify new […]

Sustainable LED Technology Outshines Incandescent Bulbs

Sustainable LED Technology Outshines Incandescent Bulbs

What’s practical, runs on electricity, and lasts 20 years? The answer is “almost nothing.” In 20 years our current cell phones, iPads, GPS locators,  routers, computers, laptops, stereo receivers, and their cordless  cousins will all have given up the digital ghost just a few years hence. The lucky ones will live again, reincarnated by emerging […]