Continuations: Forget Zombies: Start Worrying about Bacteria -
Halloween is coming up. But if you really want to scare yourself, I suggest you read this interview with an associate director at the CDC about the “end of antibiotics.” Essentially we are not only seeing more bacteria that are resistant to absolutely every medication we have but these bacteria…
Muzzling of federal scientists widespread, survey suggests -
Hundreds of federal scientists said in a survey that they had been asked to exclude or alter technical information in government documents for non-scientific reasons, and thousands said they had been prevented from responding to the media or the public.
Silencing Scientists -
Over the last few years, the government of Canada — led by Stephen Harper — has made it harder and harder for publicly financed scientists to communicate with the public and with other scientists.
Now the government is doing all it can to monitor and restrict the flow of scientific information, especially concerning research into climate change, fisheries and anything to do with the Alberta tar sands — source of the diluted bitumen that would flow through the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Journalists find themselves unable to reach government scientists; the scientists themselves have organized public protests.
We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement. —
Putin is the voice of reason and caution in a debate. This must mean we’re all royally fucked.
Robert Reich: An Impertinent Question -
Permit me an impertinent question (or three).
Suppose a small group of extremely wealthy people sought to systematically destroy the U.S. government by (1) finding and bankrolling new candidates pledged to shrinking and dismembering it; (2) intimidating or bribing many current senators and…
Apparently Canada’s bottom 10% have a better quality of life than the average OECD top 10%. Most notably, they are nearly equal in quality of life to France’s top 10%. You would think that would give people pause before complaining about Canada’s challenges? But alas, lack of perspective… source: Economist Daily Chart - the examined life
CCJRNL: Chris Jordan - Midway -
Haunting pictures from photographer Chris Jordan:
“On Midway Atoll, a remote cluster of islands more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent, the detritus of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place: inside the stomachs of thousands of dead…
Continuations: A Further Step on the Road towards a Spy-vs-Spy Society -
On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court rejected the ACLU’s challenge to warrantless wiretapping. That leaves the EFF’s lawsuit as the last one still standing. The argument made by the majority of justices for dismissing the ACLU challenge was that the defendant had no standing because there was no…
Tesla Model S REST API -
Even cars have APIs. If you’re not building API First then you are doing it wrong.