Archive for February 2008

Science Round-up: Feeding and Bullying Edition

Feb 22nd, 2008 | By | Category: Lit Round-up

Eat more drumsticks: Broiler (meat) chickens have been subjected to intense genetic selection. In the past 50 years, broiler growth rates have increased by over 300% (from 25 g per day to 100 g per day). There is growing societal concern that many broiler chickens have impaired locomotion or are even unable to walk. Here […]

Compromised Energy

Feb 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Environmental

Today, for the first time ever, oil ended the day above $100 a barrel. It won’t last. The last time oil hit these levels (adjusted for inflation) was in 1980, after the throes of the Iranian revolution. The sudden drop in supply shot prices upwards. Before that, during the oil embargo of 1973, oil simply […]