Inadvertent Sabotage

Not long ago, a news story went around the world about a weasel that shut down CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, forcing the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to go offline for a few days. As it turns out, it was actually a beech marten (Martes foina), a cousin of the weasel. The animal…

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Cool View Regained

Chula Vista means something like ‘cool view’ and that’s what San Diego Port authorities and environmentalists had in mind when they fought for the demolition of the 1950s power plant relic located on the shores of Chula Vista, California. The eyesore was taking up prime bayside real estate, and was blocking the cool view, both…

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