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More Disasters

The good news is that folks on the Gulf Coast probably won’t be affected by Hurricane Irma. Not directly. Cleanup and rebuilding there is taking a back seat to news of this weekend’s hurricane and Mexico’s major earthquake. I’ll be … Continue reading

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Labor Day SETI

I nearly missed an interesting development in SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Interesting, and as newsworthy as most Stephen Hawking stories, but probably not significant. Professor Hawking didn’t start chatting with aliens over the Labor Day weekend. That would … Continue reading

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Sane Environmentalism

I think being concerned about air quality, recycling, and other environmental issues, makes sense. But I don’t think only being concerned about the environment is a good idea. People matter, too. I don’t think it’s an either/or thing. Technology, history, … Continue reading

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Fukushima, Six Years Later

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster could have been much worse. But it may have been avoidable. Meltdowns and non-nuclear explosions at the power plant didn’t directly kill anyone. More than 40 patients who were evacuated from a nearby hospital died … Continue reading

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