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  • Was Katrina Larger Because Of Global Climate Change Or Not?
    09/20/2005 2:24PM
    In this article in the journal "Science", a group at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that while storms have been increasing in intensity in the past 30 years, it may not be due to the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, but rather a result of a separate process.
  • Too Late - Looks like Global Warming has reached the Point of No Return
    09/16/2005 1:13PM
    From slashdot:

    "The UK's Independent is running a front page story today on a scientific report claiming that global warming is now unstoppable, after measuring changes in the level of ice in the arctic." From the article: "The greatest fear is that the Arctic has reached a 'tipping point' beyond which nothing can reverse the continual loss of sea ice and with it the massive land glaciers of Greenland, which will raise sea levels dramatically. Satellites monitoring the Arctic have found that the extent of the sea ice this August has reached its lowest monthly point on record, dipping an unprecedented 18.2 per cent below the long-term average."

    See the article and comments on slashdot.
  • A Law of Unintended Consequences
    09/15/2005 1:40AM
    Here is an EXCELLENT article on the obvious yet apparently unintended side-effects of a patent system gone awry.

    You can read it on the Fortune Website.

    Unfortunately the author makes an inaccurate comparison with the infotech industry at the end. He doesn't realize that the same kind of stifling that's killing the medical industry is slowly destroying the software industry as well. Pretty much, all the arguments about stifling innovation and driving up costs are true of the software industry as well.




  • More Evidence For Daily Routine As A Panacea for Many Ills
    09/13/2005 9:31AM
    A recent study showed that people being treated for bipolar disorders often did better with "social rythm therapy" than they did with talk therapy.

    This study is another in an ever increasing line that seems to indicate that bodies heal from mental or physical difficulties much faster and more efficiently if they are given a fixed daily routine, i.e., get up at the same time eat at the same times, go to bed at the same time, etc.,etc., on a daily basis.
  • Coming To A GoldWing Near You: Airbags
    09/13/2005 9:16AM
    Honda has decided to install airbags on 2006 GoldWing Model sold in Europe and Japan--and possibly the US next spring.

    A company study indicated that in severe front collisions, the bag could save the rider's life. More on this here.