There was a time when I hated standing in line at the grocery store. Like you probably do, I’d walk back and forth a few times, carefully evaluating the speed of each cashier, the length of each line, and the number of items in each shopper’s cart—letting each factor inform my decision before committing to
In last week’s column, I wrote about some amazing mathematical breakthroughs which had captured my attention. This week, some breathtaking news is emerging from the world of science—news that could forever change the way we perceive Earth’s finite resources. Last Tuesday in Seattle, a new company was formed with funding by a handful of billionaires.