March 15, 2016 archive

Are the Constants of Physics Constant?

“So far, they seem to be—but nobody really understands why ” from Scientific American Content: Global See Link via IFTTT

Five million US seeds banked for resurrection experiment

“In a vault kept at −18 °C in Fort Collins, Colorado, more than 5 million seeds now lie frozen in time — destined to wait for up to 50 years until evolutionary scientists earn permission to experiment with them.” from Nature – Issue – science feeds See Link via IFTTT

Not-so-simple green

“Two researchers examine the dark side of ‘green’ products in a new article. The authors are experts in life-cycle assessment (LCA), which quantifies the environmental impacts of products and services throughout their life cycle, from resource extraction through use and end of life.”