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04 Apr 2014 Muting the alarm on climate change

Even with exaggerated assumptions of sensitivity, the IPCC has to down-grade alarm
03 Apr 2014 Warren Buffett could be unexpected beneficiary of Ottawa’s new grain rules

Ottawa’s decision to implement new regulations on grain shipments by rail is aimed at improving service for Canadian farmers. But the new rules may have another unintended beneficiary: billionaire Warren Buffett.
31 Mar 2014 It's a good thing we don't all have to dig the fields by hand

As Arthur C. Clarke put it, “the goal of the future is full unemployment so we can play”.
28 Mar 2014 Financial markets
28 Mar 2014 The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that's both technical and deeply personal.