World’s Third Longest River Nearly Irreversibly Damaged

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The New York Times reported yesterday that the Yangtze may be so so polluted that the damage is irreversible. It’s understandable that a country wishing to quickly grow its economy might be lax on environmental issues. However, it blows my mind that the Yangtze could be “irreversibly” damaged. Even if the claim is hyperbole, it […]

When science fiction comes true

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Michael Crichton wrote a book a called Prey about nanotechnology gone wrong – a swarm of nanobots that function as a hive and try to Borg the human race. Now British scientists have developed “Tiny “smart” devices that can be borne on the wind like dust particles could be carried in space probes to explore […]