Monthly Archives: April 2014

Dot Bio

IMAGE: Mycorrhizal fungi connected to plant host roots. Photo: Yoshihiro Kobai,┬áNWO. Last week, I received a press release promising that, as of April 14, 2014, “the organic world will have its own space on the Internet”: .bio. I was, naturally, rather intrigued. Was .bio to be a Gibsonian matrix, in which otherwise discrete, glitchy, flesh-and-blood […]

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Dietary Superpowers

The better part of an aisle of in most pharmacies and supermarkets is usually dedicated to dietary supplements: vitamins, minerals, and extracts that promise various flavours of biological optimisation, from an immune system boost to healthy joints or even stronger fingernails. Even a trip to Starbucks offers the option of ingesting substances that will speed […]

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Happy Hour Again

Although I have today off (I’m giving a talk about my favourite subject, artificial refrigeration, at The Berlage in Delft), for the past couple of weeks I’ve been happily posting more booze-related stories over at Gizmodo each Friday at 5pm. IMAGE: Six almost-identical prototype glasses being tested during the final round in the design process. […]

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