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10 Memorable Threads from 2010

Miller-McCune’s Web editor loves all of his progeny, especially these — and these, and those.

 

Peak Wood: Nature Does Impose Limits

What lessons from the multiple experiences of Peak Wood can today’s society learn for addressing global peak oil?

 

Peak Wood Forges an Industrial Revolution

When it was no longer easy or cheap to burn trees for development, a new economy had to be forged from fossil fuel.

 

Wood and Civilization

Wood, as fuel and building material, is the unsung hero of the technological developments that brought humanity from a bone-and-stone culture to the Industrial Revolution.

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Politicians Really Aren’t Better Decision Makers

Politicians took part in a classic choice experiment but failed to do better than the rest of us.

Earliest High-Altitude Settlements Found in Peru

Discovery suggests humans adapted to high altitude faster than previously thought.

My Politicians Are Better Looking Than Yours

A new study finds we judge the cover by the book—or at least the party.

That Cigarette Would Make a Great Water Filter

Clean out the ashtray, add some aluminum oxide, and you've (almost) got yourself a low-cost way to remove arsenic from drinking water.

Love and Hate in Israel and Palestine

Psychologists find that parties to a conflict think they're motivated by love while their enemies are motivated by hate.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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