Is Sarah Palin really that serious about renewable energy?
Mark Kastel, my good buddy over at The Cornucopia Institute, send me a red alert on Wednesday.
Last month, Science Daily reported the successful sequencing of a complete mitochondrial genome from a Neanderthal bone.
In California, where cutting-edge technologies meet practical applications, a marsh of cattails risings across the road from a field of corn offers the next best hope for rising seas attributed to global warming.
InBev NV (INBVF:US), the world’s largest brewing company by sales, is buying Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. (NYSE: BUD), the brewer that owns the best-selling beer in America. Anheuser-Busch had a 1.8 percent increase in profit in the second quarter of 2008. People are drinking a lot, even though (or because) they are making less money or…
In every generation teenagers have gotten a bad rap.
One of Wikileaks coordinators, Julian Assange, blames them for what he calls “wasting first-rate source material", and charges that reporters, editors and publishers refuse to invest in analysis without additional incentives.
Photo: wester, Creative Commons, Flickr Looking for a way to trade the credit crisis? Boring! That’s so last year. Jump in and trade the water crisis. Over the last year, power-hungry politicians and lazy journalists (myself included) have been blaming greedy speculators for the dramatic rise in oil prices, and it’s just a matter of…
I was doing some research yesterday when it hit me; the stock market and global temperatures (i.e., global warming) are both undergoing a period of such unpredictable instability it’s hard to know what to expect from one day to the next.
Beloit College, in Wisconsin, annually publishes a list for incoming students that identifies (and perhaps corrects) the sociological and political assumptions of 18 year-olds entering their first year of post-secondary education.
The humble dandelion was first brought to America by European settlers.
Some years ago, an old friend of mine and I were shooting the breeze, discussing some global issues and what might be coming, when he abruptly declared "Actually, we’re wasting our time trying to speculate on what might happen, the outcome has already been determined." Now I have always trusted this friend’s judgment, but in…
Stonewashing a single pair of blue jeans takes 5 gallons of water and about a dollar’s worth of electricity.
Photo: Dawn Endico, Creative Commons, Flickr Apologies for the sensational headline. To put it more academically, following are seven issues that might significantly negatively affect the global political economy:
The denim for blue jeans comes from the cotton plant, a shrubby tropical plant treated as an annual in more temperate regions whose modern history, at least, is fraught with tragedy.
There is a growing consensus that it’s going to be the rest of the world that will drag the U.S. into a recession at the start of 2009. Tuesday’s U.S. exports data surprised to the upside, but you have to wonder how sustainable this kind of export growth is. Adam Carr at ICAP Australia pointed…
Photo: imelda, Creative Commons, Flickr So you think you really need that new pair of designer blue jeans, huh?
The equity bears will argue that we’re seeing a classic bear market rally, but the bulls might soon have some new ammunition to push stocks higher. I must admit that I’m part of the bearish camp, but the following piece of news has forced me to reconsider my position:
The Washington Post recently published an article, later picked up by MSNBC, on the fact that health insurance companies are now targeting patient’s electronic prescription records as a quick, easy and relatively inexpensive way to evaluate a person’s insurability. Gone are the days of contacting a physician’s office or hospital business center and speaking with…
While the twentieth century had the arms race, the competition in this century will be a brains race, and it looks like America is falling behind. "Although the United States continues to possess the world’s strongest science and engineering enterprise, its position is jeopardized both by evolving weakness at home and by growing strength abroad,"…
One of the ongoing problems of nuclear energy is that pressurized light water reactors, or PWRs, and boiling water reactors (BWRs) require copious amounts of water to remove excess heat from the steam system in order to condense the steam.
Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission didn’t want to hear from her, but Nurse Cathy Behr, who works at the Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, Colorado, had her day in court anyway.
Photo: *the get up kid*, Creative Commons, Flickr On December 16, 2007, Minneapolis police – acting on an informant’s tip – raided three local homes searching for gang members, guns and drugs.
Photo: china_puwa, Creative Commons, Flickr What will China look like after the Olympics? This seems like a dull question that has been asked a million times by mainstream media. But what if we ask another question, one with a more sinister undertone: Is the Chinese government using the Olympics hype to cover up fundamental problems?
I’m no financier and I don’t trade stocks, but the one thing I do know about is the M3 money supply.