Month: May 2016

In Latin America, Forests May Rise to Challenge of Carbon Dioxide

If left for 40 years, recently established forests could soak up seven billions tons of carbon dioxide, a study suggests. Read the New York Times article

Area 51: This Is Reason Enough for Madam President

Space enthusiasts are captivated by Mrs. Clinton’s interest in discussing extraterrestrials and her pledge to declassify government files on Area 51. Read the New York Times article

These Optical Illusions Make Drivers Slow Down For Crosswalks

Zebra crossings—the striped crosswalks common on roads around the world—don’t necessarily work very well. In one Swedish study, drivers stopped for pedestrians only 5% of the time at the crosswalks, and rarely slowed down. A city in India is experimenting

An Unusual Gathering

From May 4th to May 6th, the Brooklyn Yoga Club is presenting a very special event. Four experts are doing a workshop that spans four of the main Indian spiritual traditions: Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotisha and Vedanta. The presenters, who jokingly