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Elizabeth Cooney is a health reporter for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
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Monday, October 1, 2007
Today's Globe: fading frosts, combatting climate change, the post-diet era, math pirate
Temperatures are rising in Canada, and so too are the annual blueberry harvests - giving a whiff of how global warming could shift economic fortunes.
It reads more like science fiction than any real solution to global warming: Fertilizing the sea to create plankton blooms that suck heat-trapping carbon dioxide out of the air.
If you're among the two-thirds of adult Americans who are overweight or obese, permanent, substantial weight loss appears to be almost impossible by diet and exercise alone.
Perhaps the most repeated story in the legend of Paul Sally - the mathematician and 74-year-old Roslindale native who is known around the University of Chicago as "Professor Pirate" (with MIT professor Sigurdur Helgson at right) - involves a man dangling from the top floor balcony of a large atrium hotel at a mathematics conference many years ago.