2 October 2021

The love affair between humans and dolphins has gone on for millennia, reaching back even into ancient legends. Countless stories recount how dolphins come to rescue people in danger (they even save other species like whales). Fishermen have been known to develop relationships with dolphins, seeking their assistance herding fish in exchange for a portion…

23 September 2021

On average, households pay 12-18% of their income for energy like electricity, gas, fuel for cars, etc. The percentage is much higher if we factor in the energy cost of producing food and the many goods and services we use. And, of course, nations struggle – even wage war – for access to energy for…

12 September 2021

Sketches from the field: I came upon her perched on a rock, legs demurely tucked under her body. She held my gaze, as if she had been expecting me. There was no sign of fear, only curiosity. We watched each other for a few minutes, then she slid off the rock to go hunting. I…

5 September 2021

After World War 1, Fritz Harber, a brilliant German scientist and Nobel Prize winner, explored a novel way to help his country pay off its overwhelming war debt by extracting gold from seawater. This proved to be an unworkable scheme, however, experimentation with seawater electrolysis quietly continued. In the 1970s, Wolf Hilbertz, an architect who…