Win the Longitude Prize—and $17 million

SCIENCE A £10 million prize (about $16,820,000) has been launched to solve one of the six greatest scientific problems facing the world today. The competition was inspired by the 1714 Longitude Prize, which was won by John Harrison. His clocks enabled sailors to pinpoint their position at sea for the first time. (BBC) Use our resources to better understand longitude, and get started on a 21st … Continue reading Win the Longitude Prize—and $17 million

Finger-Lickin’ Grub

FOOD Finger-Lickin’ Grub The United Nations has new weapons to fight hunger, boost nutrition, and reduce pollution, and they might be crawling or flying near you right now: Insects. In a new report, the Food and Agriculture Organization hailed the likes of grasshoppers, ants, and other members of the insect world as an underutilized food for people, livestock, and pets. Discussion Ideas: In its new … Continue reading Finger-Lickin’ Grub

Thirteen Thoughts for Friday the 13th

Food for Thought 1. So, you have decided to cook dinner at home tonight. You go to the store and you buy some pork chops, some greens, some potatoes and all the assorted fixins that go with your meal. You head home and you dice your potatoes, coat them with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper, and then throw them in the oven, which … Continue reading Thirteen Thoughts for Friday the 13th