Scientific American has a great article about how low rainfall means that Europe will be facing food shortages this summer. What's particularly interesting is that the water shortages will also affect energy production too, especially in France: »
At least two things happened in the world of science and science fiction last week. One was cool, the other was crap.
Coolest excuse to talk about human-robot love, or bot-on-bot love, without seeming like a total chromosexual pervert. The release of Wall-E, a robot love story, has stirred up everybody's memories of… »
Prices for cornmeal and rice have doubled in Somalia since January, and on Monday food riots wracked the Somalian city of Mogadishu. Thousands of people protested the insane prices for staple foods, and eventually police shot and killed two protesters. Earlier this year, food riots broke out in the African nation of… »