With Geiger counter in hand, Henry Shukman explores the enchanted postapocalyptic forest from which entirely new species may soon emerge: “The abandoned backstreets of Chernobyl are so overgrown, you can hardly see it’s a town. They’ve turned into dark-green tunnels buzzing with bees, filled with an orchestral score of birdsong, the lanes so narrow that the van pushes aside weeds on both sides as it creeps down them, passing house after house enshrined in forest. Red admirals, peacock butterflies, and some velvety brown lepidoptera are fluttering all over the vegetation. It looks like something out of an old Russian fairy tale.”
We are more likely to agree with someone who also agrees with us. Young children, though, only trust themselves. We have to learn to trust.
Music is often labelled a “universal language,” and according to the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, there is a good reason for that.
Prozac is a widely used antidepressant. Data indicates that the drug could be used to prevent blindness due to macular degeneration.
The findings at L’Anse aux Meadows mark the the earliest known year by which human migration had encircled the planet.