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Monday, October 1, 2007

Today's Globe: fading frosts, combatting climate change, the post-diet era, math pirate

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Valerie Maltais (right), 14, and her sister, Myriam,
16, harvested blueberries in St.-Jean Lake,
Quebec.
(Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)

Temperatures are rising in Canada, and so too are the annual blueberry harvests - giving a whiff of how global warming could shift economic fortunes.

It reads more like science fiction than any real solution to global warming: Fertilizing the sea to create plankton blooms that suck heat-trapping carbon dioxide out of the air.

help%20scale100.bmpIf you're among the two-thirds of adult Americans who are overweight or obese, permanent, substantial weight loss appears to be almost impossible by diet and exercise alone.

paul%20sally100%202.bmpPerhaps the most repeated story in the legend of Paul Sally - the mathematician and 74-year-old Roslindale native who is known around the University of Chicago as "Professor Pirate" (with MIT professor Sigurdur Helgson at right) - involves a man dangling from the top floor balcony of a large atrium hotel at a mathematics conference many years ago.

Also in Health|Science, why is electricity transferred at high voltages when we use 120 volts and what exactly is the condition normal-pressure hydrocephalus?

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 06:56 AM
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