Scott Stoll logo world traveler. A bicycle wheel and the globe symbolizes Scott's journey around the world on a bicycle.

Ideas

These are all my good ideas and bad. I recommend you start with my favorite ideas. Or try doing a search. My ideas are sprinkled everywhere like seeds and some grow up to be books.

A leaf of basil back lit by the sun and full of colorful sparkles.
Ideas

How to measure atmospheric oxygen depletion

This article is more for scientists and field researchers. A practical step forward in determining global oxygen depletion rates. A conclusion to decades of research.

A man wearing a gas mask watches television in a smoggy dystopian world.
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How long before the Earth runs out of oxygen?

Have you ever wondered how much breathable air is on Earth? And if we will ever run out? Our atmosphere is paper-thin relative to a basketball, and we use its oxygen to power internal combustion engines, like planes, trains and automobiles, and there is a 60% chance that the electricity you are using to read this post came from fossil fuels combined with oxygen.

How much oxygen does a tree produce
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How much oxygen do plants produce?

I calculate how much oxygen a tree breathes and how much excess oxygen a tree produces in three different ways. Spoiler alert: It’s not a lot.

Another pile of diet and fitness books and a dumbbell.
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The Do-Nothing Diet. Part II.

Time for an update on my progress of losing weight while literally doing nothing. A sad update leads to renewed motivation. I also added a few new rules to try, like: Put down the spoon in between bites. 

A pile of diet and fitness books. Comparing and contrasting them is the beginning of a mindfulness diet.
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The Do-Nothing Diet

My first life experiment will be about a topic that seems commonplace: how to lose weight. Here I try a variation of a mindfulness diet. I call it the Do-Nothing Diet. Can I lose weight by literally doing nothing?

A dramatic picture of water droplets (clouds). A metaphor for the mass of oxygen on Earth.
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How much oxygen is in the atmosphere?

I demonstrate how to calculate the mass of oxygen in the atmosphere. And I talk about ten reasons why the accepted values may be wrong.

A colorful yet stormy sea Bahamas with a tiny sailboat on the horizon.
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My quest for happiness

An introduction to my adventure in depression.
A series about how to find/create more joy in life. Everyone can benefit from these life lessons and activities.

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