Don’t eat Fukushima fish

Fish Near Fukushima Reportedly Contains High Cesium Level
AP, huffingtonpost.com

TOKYO (AP) — The Japan­ese util­i­ty that owns the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant says it has detect­ed a record 740,000 bec­querels per kilo­gram of radioac­tive cesium in a fish caught close to the plant.

That’s 7,400 times the gov­ern­me…

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Japan explores remote, virtual workforce after disasters

After a Disaster, Japan Looks for Alternatives to the Office
bloomberg.com

Cour­tesy Soco­co

Think your boss is stub­born about let­ting you work from home? Try going to Japan.

Telecom­mut­ing is sim­ply not built into the busi­ness cul­ture there. Just 12 per­cent of Internet-connected Japan­ese office work­ers woul…

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Chris Jordan’s Portraits of American Mass Consumption

Chris Jordan’s Portraits of American Mass Consumption
Kaushik, amusingplanet.com

Amer­i­can pho­tog­ra­ph­er Chris Jor­dan using large-scale works depict the mag­ni­tude of our con­sumerism and its impact on our envi­ron­ment. Like Edward Bur­tyn­sky, Jor­dan uses large scale pho­tographs to depict scenes of infra­struc­ture a…

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Squid studies: How local knowledge lands new insights in scientific research

Interesting article on the ways that local knowledge can advance scientific inquiry…

Squid studies: Local knowledge lands new insights | Expeditions, Scientific American Blog Network.