A few recommended readings for your weekend:

1. Control, Eliminate, Eradicate  A Disease: What’s the Difference? – An interesting look at the new exhibit opening at the Natural History Museum titled Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease.

2. Pursuing the Impossible, and Coming Out on TopThe story of the incredible feat of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, who successfully free-climbed the 3,000 ft* Dawn Wall.

*The article puts this distance into perspective–“3,000 ft is the equivalent to three Empire State Buildings stacked on top of each other”!

3.  NOAA Global Analysis – Annual 2014 – Or, simply jot down in your memory this key highlight: “The year 2014 was the warmest year across global land and ocean surfaces since records began in 1880.”