Michael David Hill (GNU Free Documentation License)
Environmental activists group battle an enemy more wily, insidious, and dangerous than a raft of cigarette cartels: the mole within.
Also in today's links: clouds, dust and other earthly phenomena.
- Tip of the day: do not inject silicone straight into your body, in order to plump up or smooth out some areas. It may kill you.
- Industrial lead-dust emissions are causing clouds to form where conditions otherwise wouldn't allow them. While these leaded clouds could cause changes in precipitation, researchers also say they might help fight global warming.
- Dust storms powerful enough to send dust all the way to the United States plague some Asian countries, and the season for them is already underway. China, Japan and Korea are putting their heads together to try to study and understand these storms, which bury infrastructure, harm crops and reduce visibility.
- Steven Chu explains why you can't just cool atoms by putting them in the fridge, and how he has to hurt the earth to stay alive. He also apparently read one of those T-shirts that says that "Every Day is Earth Day."