Friday, February 23, 2007

Interesting Articles of the Week

Kaiser launches genetics study sending detailed surveys to its 2 million adult members asking about their habits, family medical histories and many other factors that influence health. In a second phase it hopes to start next year, Kaiser will ask members to donate genetic material through cheek swabs or blood draws.

USDA Projects 31% of US Corn for Ethanol in 2016.

In Niger, Trees and Crops Turn Back the Desert.

Is Citizenrē too good to be true? I blogged previously about their service to allow people to rent solar panels. Now Wired investigates if this company is possibly a scam.

Part II and III of a father's attempt to "hack his child's brain" are now available.

Remember the great fear of offshoring? I always thought this was overblown, and from the lack of press coverage over that last couple of years, I think I was right.

The Australian government announced plans to phase out incandescent light bulbs.

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