Two hundred years ago, no-one knew aluminium existed. Today it is everywhere - in cans, window frames, packaging, even car bodies. New uses for it are constantly being discovered - but it's possible that one day we'll be able to stop mining the ore, and rely completely on recycling.
Face the facts. Beauty, the saying has it, is only skin deep. Not true. Skin is important but so is what lies under it. In particular, the shape of people’s faces contributes enormously to how beautiful they are. And what makes a face beautiful is not only an aesthetic matter but also a biological one. How those bone structures arise, and how they communicate desirable traits, are big evolutionary questions.
Increased demand and a weather-beaten supply in Europe could result in a major wine shortage soon. Better start stocking your cellar of the future now. As harvest reports are coming in for 2013 (it looks to be a good year here on the West Coast but not so good in Europe, due to poor weather), a report indicates that global wine supplies are falling short. And by that the researchers are not talking by a few thousand cases.