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Tag Archives: Science

Time Traveler Convention – You Only Need One

String theory, black holes, worm holes, relativity, movement at or near the speed of light, and the unimpeachable Back to the Future and Bill and Ted movies all suggest the possibility of time travel, or the reversibility of the arrow of time; but overcoming the technical and conceptual problems inherent …

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Here’s Your Global Warming

The Earth is warming, and human activity is probably contributing to it. Even if this warming turns out to be short-term on a geophysical scale, it will have huge effects on health, and culture and economies worldwide. Unfortunately, many intelligent people, some with political agendas and some merely wrong-headed, argue …

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Privacy Groups Combat “Policy Laundering”

Responding to a new sort of globalization, the American Civil Liberties Union and two affiliated groups have announced an initiative to monitor and publicize the practice whereby governments, in the name of security, make cooperative agreements with one another in order to “escape domestic legal and political controls.” The new …

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Bono-Led Anti-AIDS Campaign Receives TV Support

With Bono (who else?) at the forefront, the ONE organization announced that the ABC and MTV Networks networks will support ONE’s efforts against poverty and AIDS by donating air time for the world premiere of a new public service announcement starring the unlikely combination of Pat Robertson, the Most Rev. …

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Schiavo at a Slight Remove

We with access to computers, microphones, cameras, or simply our own voices have expended a vast amount of time and energy publicly wrestling with our opinions and/or attempting to convince others of the rightness of said opinions regarding poor, benighted, now deceased Terri Schiavo. At this point I am willing …

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Pete Jennings Has Lung Cancer

ABC evening news anchorman of 22 years, Peter Jennings, has announced he has lung cancer. With Tom Brokaw (21 years at NBC) and Dan Rather (24 years at CBS) recently retired, Jennings, 66, is the last of his generation still at the nightly news helm. Jennings made the announcement today …

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What is Water Telling Us?

We watched What the Bleep do we Know this weekend and the most fascinating part of the movie (I have to admit that while I attempted to understand what they were saying, I only grasped the most obvious stated observations of quantum physics) was the segment when the Protagonist, brilliantly …

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Another Jacko Backo Attacko?

A wan Michael Jackson, trembling and in seeming agony, arrived at about 8:35 am PT for his trial today, five minutes late, suspended limply between bodyguards and accompanied by a phyician in surgical scrubs, before being lowered gingerly into his chair in the courtroom. He then grabbed a handful of …

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Have a good sniff

Aroma begins with an idea that pulled me up short: Smell is a cultural, hence a social and historical, phenomenon.

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