Chernobyl’s trees are not decaying normally, increasing the risk of a nuclear wildfire – Wildfire Today

Chernobyl’s trees are not decaying normally, increasing the risk of a nuclear wildfire – Wildfire Today
— Read on wildfiretoday.com/2014/03/16/chernobyls-trees-are-not-decaying-normally-increasing-the-risk-of-a-nuclear-wildfire/

Colour Photography Before Colour Photography by Kai Bernau (Works That Work magazine)

Colour photographs taken over a hundred years ago using a primitive, long-abandoned process which produces spectacular images.
— Read on worksthatwork.com/

Declining quality of consumer-grade products – 2009 fridge compressor autopsy…

Declining quality of consumer-grade products – 2009 fridge compressor autopsy…
— Read on www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREADM.cgi

Climate Change, Fossil-Fuel Pollution, and Children’s Health | NEJM

Review Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Climate Change, Fossil-Fuel Pollution, and Children’s Health
— Read on www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra2117706

Scientists spot a massive group of feeding fin whales | Popular Science

Once hunted to the brink of extinction, a new survey signals that the world’s second-largest animal is staging a comeback.
— Read on www.popsci.com/environment/fin-whales-rebound-feeding-frenzy/

An Anthropologist’s 20-Year Quest To Document Pakistan’s Ancient Rock Art

Having spent over two decades tirelessly researching art and culture in Pakistan, Kalhoro stands as possibly the only Pakistani who has extensively documented ancient rock art in the country.
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/sonyarehman/2022/04/30/an-anthropologists-20-year-quest-to-document-pakistans-ancient-rock-art/

60. Cassandra Quave Thinks the Way Antibiotics Are Developed Might Kill Us | People I (Mostly) Admire

By mid-century, 10 million people a year are projected to die from untreatable infections. Can Cassandra, an ethnobotanist at Emory University convince Steve that herbs and ancient healing are key to our medical future?

— Read on people-i-mostly-admire.simplecast.com/episodes/60-cassandra-quave-thinks-the-way-antibiotics-are-developed-might-kill-us-g1HMIenR

Human transgenerational observations of regular smoking before puberty on fat mass in grandchildren and great-grandchildren | Scientific Reports

Previously, using data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) we showed that sons of fathers who had started smoking regularly before puberty (— Read on www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-04504-0

Serendipity and strategy in rapid innovation | Nature Communications

Innovation is to organizations what evolution is to organisms: it is how organizations adapt to environmental change and improve. Yet despite advances in our understanding of evolution, what drives innovation remains elusive. On the one hand, organizations invest heavily in systematic strategies to accelerate innovation. On the other, historical analysis and individual experience suggest that serendipity plays a significant role. To unify these perspectives, we analysed the mathematics of innovation as a search for designs across a universe of component building blocks. We tested our insights using data from language, gastronomy and technology. By measuring the number of makeable designs as we acquire components, we observed that the relative usefulness of different components can cross over time. When these crossovers are unanticipated, they appear to be the result of serendipity. But when we can predict crossovers in advance, they offer opportunities to strategically increase the growth of the product space. Organizations can take different approaches to innovation: they can either follow a strategic process or a serendipitous perspective. Here Fink et al. develop a statistical model to analyse how components combine to obtain a product and thus explain the mechanism behind the two approaches.
— Read on www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02042-w