James Trimarco

How Activist College Kids Are Taking on the “High Priests” of Money

For more than 60 years, the United States’ leading professional association of economists has been meeting annually to discuss what’s going on in the field. Attendees can expect to see experts face off over inflation rates, monetary policy, and the capital/income ratio—basically, the underlying forces that make some people rich and others poor.

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Environmental Organization Petitions Disney for Using Their Name and Logo to Depict a Cyber-Terrorist Group

All-volunteer environmental organization Rising Tide has found a way to make the co-optation of their name by a new Disney-produced TV show play out to their own benefit. The show, Agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D., debuted last week and is a spin-off of the popular superhero movie The Avengers.

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Can Oil-Eating Mushrooms Clean Up After a Spill?

For more than a decade, mycologist and inventor Paul Stamets has known that mushrooms eat oil. There were still a few kinks to work out; bringing the technology to scale and winning the acceptance of government agencies were two of the most challenging. Yet the basic science was solid and had been replicated many times by other scientists.

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