Farther up the energy pipeline, nanoscience offers hope for amping up alternative energy sources. Solar panels printed using nanoparticles require fewer components to operate, meaning there is less to repair, maintain or later bury in a landfill. With lower operational costs, such panels can output less power and still be profitable [source: Markoff].
Meryl Streep is purring over “Dewey,” a fact based film about a stray cat’s impact on the town of Spencer, Iowa. The project has landed at New Line Cinema. Streep is attached to star in the adaptation of the Vicki Myron book Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.
Growing up, I only met two other girls with my name, and only once had another Kim in class. I didn have to be identified by a last initial like the endless streams of Jennifers and Lisa and Sarah I think this is why I a big fan of names that make it onto the bottom of the top 100 baby names. While Maya, Ray and Zoe are not common by most standards, they aren unheard of.
Leaning up against the railings that separate the spectators from the action, in between muffled curses and sharp intakes of breath, conjures up one of those memories. It was the first day of February in 1953, the morning a great flood churned up the ground and separated tens of thousands from their homes. Charlie can still picture the dogs.
“Drinking is one of our favourite national pastimes,” he says. Certainly, as a nation, we’ve never been greater drinkers. Last year’s Global Drug Survey found that more than half of women and around two thirds of men drink at ‘levels associated with harm’, with the ripple effects costing the NHS 3.5bn (that’s 120 per tax payer) and the police 11bn a year..
Being a doctor is more stressful now for other reasons too. The cost of medical school has skyrocketed. He’s shocked at the six figure student loan debt Michael started his career with. While packaged, commercial yeast can sit in your cupboard for a couple of years, a sourdough starter is more like a pet or a high maintenance houseplant. You have to feed it regularly, or, if you’re away, check it into a sourdough hotel. Properly maintained, a starter can live indefinitely, and some have purportedly persisted for centuries..
Across Aotearoa (the Maori name for New Zealand), solutions are emerging. The Pure Tour began with a visit to Raglan on the North Island’s west coast to visit Xtreme Zero Waste. The site includes a mountain of compost, rows of worm bins, an appliance and furniture restoration shop, a wood and metal scrapyard, a library of recycled books, a thrift store, and a place to recycle glass, metal, paper, and plastics.