Fairy Dell Farms is a micro-farm using Kratky Method hydroponics, a passive, ultra-low maintenance technique pioneered by B. A. Kratky, and raised beds adhering to ‘square foot’ gardening protocols. Added to the mix is a small apiary whose behavior is Read more…


Kate Padgett Walsh, Iowa State University [Admin: Good Read – Fair and Balanced] President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive at least some student debt during his campaign, and he now supports immediately canceling US$10,000 per borrower as part of COVID-19 Read more…


Nominee backs Trump “assault on First Amendment” Simington lobbied Fox News “Zero qualifications” Senate Republicans are rushing to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Federal Communications Commission in order to create a 2-2 deadlock for the Biden FCC. In Read more…


By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement U.S. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) questioned Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin over coronavirus funds on Wednesday. It did not go well for him. Secretary Mnuchin is trying to return hundreds of billions of Read more…


Social bubbles and masks are more situation-dependent in terms of effectiveness Researchers have found that physical distancing is universally effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, while social bubbles and masks are more situation-dependent. The researchers developed a model to Read more…


Looking Glass Portrait: Photo frame that turns iPhone portraits into 3D holograms The desktop glasses-free stereoscopic viewer wants to be a “memory machine.” FULL STORY: CNET VIDEO: Looking Glass Factory


by  University of California, San Francisco Just a few doses of an experimental drug can reverse age-related declines in memory and mental flexibility in mice, according to a new study by UC San Francisco scientists. The drug, called ISRIB, has already Read more…


BUZZ BUZZ — A new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals details of the complex social interactions among honey bees (Apis mellifera). The research hones in on trophallaxis, which includes not only food exchange between bees, but other forms of Read more…


Janet M. Gibson, Grinnell College Amusement and pleasant surprises – and the laughter they can trigger – add texture to the fabric of daily life. Those giggles and guffaws can seem like just silly throwaways. But laughter, in response to Read more…


King’s College London researchers used self-reported data from Covid app users They found fewer Covid cases among women taking vitamin D or Omega-3 Men taking supplements had the same rate of infection as men who weren’t And experts said vitamin Read more…


By Amanda Rodewald April 15, 2018 10.19pm EDT Updated November 27, 2020 8.28pm EST Trumpeter swans wintering at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming.Tom Koerner, USFWS/Flickr, CC BY Amanda D. Rodewald, Cornell University The Trump administration is finalizing a rule Read more…