The Divine Calm of George W. Bush
Designing Drugs to Swat Addiction
U.S. Bets on Land Mine Technology
Using Capitalism to Clean the Sky
The Ends of the Earth 5 reasons why the planet is going to hell.
New monkey virus jumps to humans
The discovery of a new class of monkey virus jumping into humans has reinforced claims that HIV came from bushmeat hunting.
Communism is not brain-dead
A coma conference is still alive in Cuba, despite a decision last week by the US Treasury Department that kept nearly 100 American researchers from attending the meeting.
The American Delusion: Safety
All the money spent on security to turn the country into a fortress may make us feel better, but it doesn't make us any safer. By Bruce Schneier from Wired magazine.
Underwater Travel Takes Wing
The Navy is working on a new type of submarine glider that resembles a stealth bomber. The less-obtrusive vessel could be used for research and surveillance.
http://radio.weblogs.com/0116506/2004/02/04.html#a177 Rome, at the end of the Republic, was just like Washington now during the American ascendancy, and perhaps like Paris from Louis XIV through Napoleon, and perhaps the Turkish courts during the Ottoman golden age. Meaning, it was some sparkling mixture of talent, ambition, money, power, brilliance, and corruption. Unlike the latter two, mix in freedom.