When we think of technology we usually think of high-tech and big-tech, like robots and automated factories. However, hand tools and craft processes are technologies too. In a lower energy future there will be more use of […]
Money, where it comes from and what it can buy, is not everything. In our society, the economy gets way too much attention – in policy-making and political rhetoric, in the media, even in the education system. This […]
I admit it, I love beer. In fact I love beer more now than I ever did, for one simple reason: beer is much better now. The variety is greater, the flavours are better and there is much […]
Throughout history lemons have been used by humans not just as a flavourful food ingredient but also for its health and other practical benefits. The following (incomplete) list of benefits will hopefully motivate everyone to […]
Have you walked down a suburban street at night and noticed how bright the lights inside some houses are; conflagrations of illumination, mimicking the brightest sunshine.
As well as being a waste of electricity, bright lights […]
Honeybees are of huge economic importance, vital for the pollination of many fruit, vegetable and seed crops. Also a wide variety of important products are made from the honey, beeswax, pollen, royal jelly and propolis […]
Food provides people with energy, but it also takes energy to gather, cultivate, process and prepare food. The difference between the energy consumed as food and the energy used to produce it, is the net energy of […]