Tag: science

Creeping Obsolescence

At the Atlantic, Adrienne LaFrance writes about the creeping obsolescence of CDs (and DVDs) as well as the ways they deteriorate physically. “Recordable CDs—the kind you can burn or rewrite—tend to have more complicated degradation issues than their professionally-recorded counterparts. That’s partly because they’re made from organic dyes […]

“The Blight of the Honey Bee”

At New York Magazine, David Wallace-Wells writes about bees, colony collapse disorder and beekeeper Dave Hackenberg. “It’s been a long decade for bees. We’ve been panicking about them nonstop since 2006, when beekeeper Dave Hackenberg inspected 2,400 hives wintering in Florida and found 400 of them abandoned — […]