The Amazing Breadfruit (Mongabay)
by Claudia Geib
Native to Southeast Asia, breadfruit grows easily in many parts of the world, and climate change is likely to widen its range. It’s a versatile food that can be grown as part of sustainable agroforests—assuming people across different cultures are interested in eating it.
Is Nuclear Fusion Finally Coming? (Yale Environment 360)
by Christian Schwägerl
Nuclear fusion can produce as much energy as eleven tons of coal with a single gram of fuel. Or it could, if the longstanding dream of practical fusion generators ever comes true. Experts have wildly different views of how this might work and whether it’s worth talking about in climate change conversations.
Sometimes, Discrimination Comes with Notes (Undark)
by Sara Novak
One of the insidious things about racism in medicine is that it’s not always easy to know if a patient of color is receiving different treatment than would a white patient. But it turns out that it’s possible to find clear signs of bias in the black-and-white of medical notes.
The Imperfect Charm of the Model T Ford (Works in Progress)
by Stewart Brand
The Model T is best known as a triumph of mass production. It was also a bid for the love of American tinkerers, who were less interested in a perfect automobile than one they could alter to their own ends.
When Scientists are Activists (The Conversation)
by Scott Frickel and Fernando Tormos-Aponte
From India to Mexico, scientists are protesting in support of the freedom to research and spread ideas—and in opposition to problems like climate change and racism. This reflects a global change in the norms of practicing science.
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