Berkeley-Based Wild Food Week Aims to Convince People to Eat Weeds – CityLab

… Source Food and the chefs of some of the Bay Area’s most well-regarded restaurants, kicks off next week. On Wednesday, diners will be able to order a $50 prix fixe meal from the folks behind Mission Chinese Food (“There’s always a line around dinner time,” cautions Yelp) and the Perennial, which hasn’t opened yet but which promises to view all its business  decisions “through the lens of environmental impact.” On Thursday, Chez Panisse will offer a “set menu with wild …

CNN Explores the World’s Most Endangered Places – MensJournal.com

… which places to include on the list? We wanted it to be as diverse as possible, and as surprising as possible and not just make it a series about a changing climate or species extinction, but to touch on all of these, and then throw in some unexpected ones like this island in Greece, one of the so-called blue zones, where people live to 100 at a staggering rate. Using that episode as an example, there are a dozen different reasons these folks have figured out how to beat the grim reaper, but …

Toyota follows Tesla, makes hydrogen patents open source

Back in June, Tesla said All Our Patents Are Belong to You as it released its electric vehicle patents to the world. CEO Elon Musk said at the time that patents, “serve merely to stifle progress, entrench the positions of giant corporations and enrich those in the legal profession.” Despite some disagreement on which gasoline alternative (electricity or hydrogen) will power the automotive future, it looks like the folks over at Toyota like the idea of making advanced technology …