Why I’m back trading crypto this month

Trading cryptocurrencies is a frustrating business at times. The market has gone through a series of manic episodes: surging 50% to 100% in a few weeks only to collapse again. In between those episodes, there have been long months of tedium where I’ve sat on my hands,...
How you could print your next home

How you could print your next home

For the last week, Michael Torpak, a sculptor from Prague, has been overseeing his latest project. It’s a new home that he hopes will be ready to launch on the Vltava River in early August. The home itself took a few weeks to design. It’s shaped like a protozoa...
Biology is Eating the World

Biology is Eating the World

This week I read a report about a disturbing new project by the Chinese police. It seems that for the last three years, Chinese police have been engaged in a massive project to collect blood samples from thousands of men and boys in cities across the country. They...
CARBON COLLAPSE AND THE BOOM IN ETHICAL INVESTING

CARBON COLLAPSE AND THE BOOM IN ETHICAL INVESTING

In the last three months, we’ve seen the biggest crash in carbon emissions since records began. No war, recession or previous pandemic has had such a dramatic impact as COVID-19 in just a few short months. A study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows...
What your cells look like at minus 180°C

What your cells look like at minus 180°C

Recently I’ve found myself looking at pictures of dangerous pathogens. Many of the pictures were produced by Dr Elizabeth Fischer of the Rocky Mountain Laboratories. Dr Fischer has spent three decades creating images of deadly diseases: from Ebola to HIV and...