27 Apr '11, 10pm

Getting Bigger All the Time: Why Humans Are Taller and Healthier Than Ever: Without the past century's improveme...

Getting Bigger All the Time: Why Humans Are Taller and Healthier Than Ever: Without the past century's improveme...

Without the past century's improvements in nutrition, sanitation, and medicine, only half of us Americans would be alive today. So says Samuel H. Preston, one of the world’s leading demographers and a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania in discussing a soon-to-be-published book by Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert W. Fogel and colleages, The Changing Body: Health, Nutrition, and Human Development in the Western World Since 1700 . The New York Times describes the book as "one of the most ambitious projects undertaken in economic history" and "sure to renew debates over Mr. Fogel’s groundbreaking theories about what some regard as the most significant development in humanity’s long history." According to Fogel's new book, "the size, shape and longevity of the human body have changed more substantially, and much more rapidly, during the past three centuries than ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/health-policy/blog/getting-bi...

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Most Amazing Time Lapse Video of Milky Way Ever...

treehugger.com 27 Apr '11, 4pm

"Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole sc...

Most Amazing Time Lapse Video of Milky Way Ever...

treehugger.com 27 Apr '11, 4pm

"Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole sc...

Why We're Getting Taller, WAY Taller

Why We're Getting Taller, WAY Taller

planetgreen.discovery.com 11 May '11, 1am

Why We're Getting Taller, WAY Taller It’s been called the “most significant development in human history” and researchers ...

NRDC Recognizes Food Leaders who are Growing a ...

switchboard.nrdc.org 26 Apr '11, 5pm

Today, NRDC announced the winners of its 2011 Growing Green Awards –extraordinary leaders in the field of sustainable food...

When Economic Colapse Hits, Subsistence Farms A...

organicconsumers.org 29 Apr '11, 11pm

Organic Consumers Association · 6771 South Silver Hill Drive, Finland MN 55603 · Contact Us Activist or Media Inquiries: 2...

Time For An Australian Sovereign Wealth Fund

peakenergy.blogspot.com 27 Apr '11, 10am

Norway's got one, so does Chile. For decades, the oil-rich Gulf states have also squirrelled away their export revenue int...

It's time for... Nature Photo of the Week: Enjoy!

It's time for... Nature Photo of the Week: Enjoy!

blog.nature.org 29 Apr '11, 12pm

The red-breasted merganser is a diving duck, but I’d say this one looks more like a dancing duck! Thanks to Flickr user ph...