It started out in Florida in 2010, born out of revulsion at the prospect of oil rigs in the near offshore. That February, more than 10,000 concerned citizens just said "no," linking hands on dozens of beaches across the state, drawing a literal line in the sand. Mere months later, in the aftermath o ... More >>
If two Colorado State University climatologists are correct, we're going to get hit up and harassed by hurricanes more than usual this season. Meteorologists Philip Klotzbach and William Gray are predicting from their supercool hurricane prediction base (i.e., their laptops, probably) that the ... More >>
There's been a lot of talk about space rocks falling on top of us ever since a meteor tore through the Russian stratosphere and broke a lot of shit a few weeks ago. And now comes word that some space debris will be flying dangerously, perilously close to us down here in South Florida! And by "spac ... More >>
At Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, there's lots of talk about the benefits of eating a raw vegan diet. If you've been following our series over the past few weeks, you've learned a lot about some pretty healthy, nourishing foods -- including how to grow your own sprouts. If the id ... More >>
Genetically engineered foods have been a concern of many for quite some time now. For years, it was more an issue for vegetarians, environmentalists, pseudo-hippies, and ethically concerned chefs than for the general population. Not anymore. The presence -- and subsequent failure -- of Proposition 3 ... More >>
Today is world food day. Originally started in 1981 to honor to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, it is now used to promote advocacy campaigns for nonprofits. This year, World Food's focus is on ending hunger through Agricultural Cooperatives; however some groups are using the day to ... More >>
Lionfish are nothing new. The vibrant and venomous invasive species has been screwing up local marine habitats since the first one was recorded in U.S. waters off our very own Dania Beach back in 1985. Their persistence prompted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio ... More >>
Toward the end of Mitt Romney's speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa last month, the newly crowned candidate displayed in a single sentence his talent for sarcasm. "President Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet," he said, then followed wi ... More >>
Broward has been out in front of the rest of the state, maybe the country, in terms of preparing for climate change and rising sea levels. The county commissioned a report showing that large parts of Lauderdale could be underwater 50 years from now. Over and over, experts say our low-lying areas are ... More >>
Florida's coral reefs have been on the decline for decades, and it looks like things could get a whole lot worse. Seven species of coral found in Florida and Caribbean waters "are extremely likely to go extinct" before the year 2100, and five of those species are the most "imperiled o ... More >>
A giant sheet of ice that covers most of Greenland might be a serious problem for South Florida in a few hundred or few thousand years, give or take. A new study in Nature Climate Change warns that a 1.6 degree Celsius jump in global temperatures could completely melt&nbs ... More >>
randompixels.blogspot.comThat's not exactly a transportation "plan."Not long after the Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division released its report detailing how rising sea levels could cause major flooding across Fort Lauderdale, Florida Atlantic University has released ... More >>
The Daily MailA little-known killer is making its way through the southern United States, according to the British tabloid The Daily Mail: a "brain-eating amoeba" called Naegleria fowleri. Victims so far include one 16-year-old girl from Florida, Courtney Nash, who reportedly died after swimming ... More >>
Great apes. Which one did you elect?In a perfect world, we'd have no reason to pause over the language of Florida's Senate Bill 1854, which reads, in part:Members of the instructional staff of the public schools... shall teach efficiently and faithfully... the following: (a thorough presentation ... More >>
Photo by Justin TerveenLast night, the universe decided to gift humans with an early Christmas present: a total lunar eclipse. This all came the morning of the Winter Solstice, the day of the year with the fewest hours of daylight for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Sure, lunar ec ... More >>
God has mellowed since then.Sometimes it helps to look abroad for one's news to capture the peculiar absurdities of American politics. Case in point: The Daily Mail, of the UK, yesterday ran an item discussing a potential chair of the US energy committee, Congressman John Shimkus (R - IL). For Sh ... More >>
Mmmmm.... brains.The question was raised for me after checking out Pakistani restaurant Usmania, which we reviewed this week. Usmania serves a dish called brain masala, a karahi-cooked curry made from the cerebral matter of goats. In the review, I mention my fiancee was adamant I not eat this dis ... More >>
FlickrWhat she said.In advance of world leaders' December meeting in Copenhagen for a new climate treaty, Palm Beach County residents are heading to Atlantic Dunes Beach Park, where on Saturday October 24, they'll participate in a demonstration that's gone global.That day marks the International ... More >>
Its so delicious and moist.
Florida Stage and the physics of fun and fear
Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour gives back big
FAU's wild Darwinians are at it again. And this time, they want to measure your nutsack.
Thanks to the Delray-Boynton pipe, there's a nitrate-stoked party down there.
Splitting Infinity splits into two plays. One shines; the other grinds.
Most Americans who accept evolution think God created it. These scientists think they can prove the opposite.
This weeks host: the universe
Great sets. Cool lighting. The pacing's a little slow.
A night for the cosmically challenged
November 19 - 25, 1998
With encouragement from a Broward foundation, scientists hope to restore the struggling billfish population
March 5 - 11, 1998