Science
Researchers Contribute Climate Model to Study That Finds Some Winds Decreasing
· โ˜• 4 min read · โœ๏ธ Carlos Dagorret
Declining wind speeds in parts of the United States could impact more than the wind power industry, say Iowa State University climate researchers. Three Iowa State researchers contributed their expertise in modeling North Americaโ€™s climate to a study to be published in the Journal of Geophysical Research โ€“ Atmospheres. The study โ€“ led by Sara C. Pryor, a professor of atmospheric science at Indiana University Bloomington โ€“ found that wind speeds across the country have decreased by an average of .

Biosecurity on Farms
· โ˜• 6 min read · โœ๏ธ Carlos Dagorret
There are times when perniciously false premises are treated as the criteria by which truth is determined. We lose the argument before itโ€™s begun. And where does that leave us in our efforts to control mortal dangers of our own making? An article of faith among veterinarians and epidemiologists is that large industrial farms are both biosecure and biocontained: livestock pathogens such as highly pathogenic influenza canโ€™t check in, and if they do, they canโ€™t check out.

John Maynard Keynes
· โ˜• 5 min read · โœ๏ธ Carlos Dagorret
If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem. But if you owe a million, it has. -JMK This recession that we have been suffering through since essentially late 2007 is not something new; our economic history contains numerous instances of negative-growth economies, some obviously worse than others. However, in many ways, our current situation has perhaps brought to light the name John Maynard Keynes; a name that most likely wasn’t familiar to most people before this recent downturn and even in the midst of our recession, who he actually was and how his writings have influenced our economy may not be well known.