Inside Tosca Cafe, a 96-year-old San Francisco bar where the ambience is perpetually dim and the white-shirted bartenders mix cocktails with affected names like the “Oaxacan Firing Squad” and the “White Nun,” Levi’s President James Curleigh—he goes by “J.C.”—is telling a story about the night when actor Sean Penn (who helped save the bar in 2004) shot a hole in the wall.
What happens when you mix record-smashing heat and exceptional drought? Fire! Lots of fire! But climate change isn’t just bringing more fires to our doorstep, although it’s accomplishing that quite handily. It’s making fire seasons longer.
Solar panels keep getting lighter and tinier—good news for rugged on-the-go types who can charge their devices on the trail with sun-fueled chargers. And this particular solar charger on Kickstarter is so thin, you can slip it in your Lonely Planet while it feeds your phone battery.
Human hands may be more primitive than those of chimpanzees, more closely resembling the hands of the last common ancestor of humans and chimps, researchers say.