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THE PEDOMETER WITHIN: ACCURATE, AND PERVERSE

“Walkability scores” have permeated real estate in recent years, as Americans make the gradual, glacial, oceanlineresque turn toward a less car-centered lifestyle. But our onboard pedometer is not impressed. A new study of walking patterns shows that the brain is counting steps, and that its motto is: Less is best. Continue reading

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MOON SNAIL: SOUNDS PRETTY, DISSOLVES ROCK

So, the Associated Press has rattled off a long story on how the soft-shell clam fishery of downeast Maine is getting hammered by the moon snail. One thousand words on this issue, and no mention of the snail’s size. FYI, … Continue reading

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