This week, we learned …
… a history of sugar in 12 teaspoons. Read of the week!
Why is sugar not so sweet for the Great Barrier Reef?
… the real cost of tuna.
Can bluefin tuna be sustainably fished?
… it’s harder than ever to dope your way to glory—but some athletes will probably get away with it anyway.
Why are performance-enhancing athletes in the news?
… in the 19th century, Canton and Massachusetts are at either end of an aquatic highway.
What did the Far East trade with the East Coast?
… Bitcoin could cost us our clean-energy future.
Are dollar coins a good energy investment?
… how 1,000 Volvos ended up in North Korea.
Why is North Korea going dark?
… it’s official. Girls are better than boys at solving problems together.
OK, girls are better at cooperating to solve problems. Do boys have a better sense of direction?
… the 25 rules of archaeology.
How are students introduced to archaeology?
… x-rays are revealing a mummy’s secrets.
How did CT scans reveal a new view of King Tut?
… giant viruses may have been the first life on Earth.
How are viruses still impacting our lives?
… the best books Bill Gates read this year.
What were our recommended reads for the holidays over the years?