Bruce Schnier, all around security guru and hero of the revolution, says we should ‘Take back the Internet‘. If you haven’t read that link, follow it and read it now. Go ahead, I’ll wait… Now, let’s laser-in on one of Bruce’s points: Dismantling the surveillance state won’t be easy. Has any country that engaged in …
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Sep 15 2013
Jul 20 2009
I grok this.
Feb 01 2009
Extinct ibex is resurrected by cloning: Using DNA taken from these skin samples, the scientists were able to replace the genetic material in eggs from domestic goats, to clone a female Pyrenean ibex, or bucardo as they are known. It is the first time an extinct animal has been cloned. Of course it wasn’t exactly …
May 25 2008
The Phoenix Mars lander has landed safe and healthy. Here’s wishing it success in its mission!
Apr 21 2008
You know, just because a GPS says go this way doesn’t mean you have to go that way. Especially driving a large bus. Or, in the words of the GPS manufacturer, “Stoplights aren’t in our databases, either, but you’re still expected to stop for stoplights.” This little incident occurred in Seattle’s own Washington Arboretum and, …
Aug 14 2007
Over at Edge they have an excerpt from his new book where Freeman Dyson challenges the common wisdom of global warming: My first heresy says that all the fuss about global warming is grossly exaggerated. Here I am opposing the holy brotherhood of climate model experts and the crowd of deluded citizens who believe the …
Aug 09 2007
What if there was a scandal about performance enhancing drugs in literary circles?
Aug 04 2007
Der Spiegel has a fascinating interview with Pan Yue of China’s ministry of the environment, “The Chinese Miracle Will End Soon“: This miracle will end soon because the environment can no longer keep pace. Acid rain is falling on one third of the Chinese territory, half of the water in our seven largest rivers is …
Aug 01 2007
Apparently an entire reef of glass sponges has been found off the Washington coast. These sponges are colony organisms that build structures out of silica and, until relatively recently, were thought to have gone extinct over a hundred million years ago. Previous discoveries of glass sponges were found in Canadian waters. This new discovery seems …
Jun 12 2007
Mr. Wizard, aka Don Herbert has passed away from multiple myeloma. Dang… Over at the Makezine Blog, Phillip Torrone is soliciting comments and rememberences of Mr. Wizard.