Category: News

Obama’s Address to the UN Assembly

Obama’s Address to the UN Assembly

A great speech; too much to quote: It is time to marginalize those who, even when not directly resorting to violence, use hatred of America or the West or Israel as the central organizing principle of politics, for that only...

When Life Gives You Lemons…

I love this photograph from the The Big Picture blog: The caption for this photograph: Cyril Forck, 90, catches a small perch fish from his backyard deck, which is usually 50 feet away from the edge of the Mississippi River,...

Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan on Regional Politics

Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan on Regional Politics

I caught an interview with Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan this morning while listening to the BBC World Service. Aside from being extremely well spoken, he expounded upon the issues in the region in a very straightforward manner, something...

Commentary on “Frankenfish”

Commentary on “Frankenfish”

The news media has recently been abuzz about about this so-called “Frankenfish“. It’s been puzzling to me what the hullabaloo has been all about.  The fact of the matter is that humans have been altering the genetics of just about...

Obama Increases Funding for Prompt Global Strike

Obama Increases Funding for Prompt Global Strike

Bear with me here for some politics 😉 Caught an interesting article last night regarding increased investment in a new weapons program to complement the decrease in the nuclear arsenal. Prompt Global Strike (wiki) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36253190/ns/us_news-washington_post/ The administration has asked Congress...

Google Buzz > Facebook

Google Buzz > Facebook

Well, at least for me (and I suspect many others). I caught Pete Cashmore’s analysis: There are arguably better video sites than YouTube and better photo hosts than Photobucket, but network effects tend to trump technical prowess in the social...

Galileo’s Fingers Found

Galileo’s Fingers Found

Cool story because Galileo is one of my top 5 scientists: (CNN) — Two fingers cut from the hand of Italian astronomer Galileo nearly 300 years ago have been rediscovered more than a century after they were last seen, an...

On Healthcare: What We Can Learn From The Music Industry

On Healthcare: What We Can Learn From The Music Industry

Nathan Alderman has an interesting write up on the effect of a public option on the healthcare industry: A decade ago, the major record labels were fat and happy, making piles of cash off CD sales. They could use their...

TARP Paying Off…At Least For Now.

TARP Paying Off…At Least For Now.

Whoa, caught whiff of this just now: On June 9, the Treasury Department announced that 10 of the largest financial institutions that participated in the Capital Purchase Program (through TARP) have been approved to repay $68 billion. Yes, they had...