Miscellaneous Ramblings

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Salt-loaded BioBullets kill zebra mussels by passing as food – The Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC)

Invasive freshwater zebra mussels are a problem in many regions, clogging structures such as water intake and water treatment pipes as they rapidly reproduce. A new technology could help, by getting them to eat “eco-friendly” poison disguised as food.

Brain chemical linked to kindness and generosity in old age

A fascinating new study has suggested a link between increased generosity in older age and levels of a neurochemical called oxytocin. The research found older people with higher levels of oxytocin were more likely to donate money to charity and be satisfied with their lives.

Asking $72 Million: A Private Island on Montana’s Flathead Lake – Your second or third home?

Cromwell Island spans around 350 acres and includes a 45,000-square-foot, unfinished villa

A Future Worth Getting Excited About: Elon Musk’s Long TED Interview

Like him or hate him, he’s a pretty big player in the CleanTech industry, and it’s good to have an idea of what he’s doing.

Anti-aging technology is coming. Do you have a Longevity Mindset?

Billionaires like Jeff Bezos believe that aging is a disease that can be slowed, stopped, even reversed. But you have to be ready to receive its benefits.

Making friends is hard, but these 5 apps promise to make it easier

Plus, actionable tips for how to do it.

Bad Ass Work Bags – After Being Banned From Advertising on Google, This Founder Had to Get Creative

He originally named his company Bad Ass Work Bags–a tip of the hard hat to the tough trade. He did wonder, only briefly, if that name might be too vulgar.

TODAY’S TED TALK – 3 things men can do to promote gender equity

“It is time for a gender reckoning, beginning with men authentically confronting our internal selves and each other,” says essayist and intersectional justice advocate Jimmie Briggs. In this call to action for gender equity, he unpacks how traditional notions of masculinity harm society and offers three ways men can help promote personal safety, dignity and empowerment for all.

Missoula’s Next Riverside Cleanup by the Reserve St. Bridge – 4/22 – 9AM – The Public is encouraged to participate.

Our next riverside cleanup by the Reserve St. Bridge will occur at 9am on Earth Day 2022 (Friday, April 22nd) and volunteers are needed!

Engage Missoula – Join the Conversation to Help Build a More Vibrant and Successful Community

Welcome to Engage Missoula, the City’s online engagement platform. We know your comments help us make better decisions and design better projects, so we want to make that easy. Contribute your ideas and ask questions about featured projects at times that work best for you. We’re excited to hear from you!

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