Monthly Archives: June 2012

Plasmids and the Military-Industrial Complex

    It is a curious fact of life that the tiniest events can reveal the greatest mysteries. Science, with its relentless pursuit of the smallest conceivable particle, obviates this. As, indeed, does poetry: in a poem, tiny expressions of … Continue reading

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Mold, Mutation and Radiation: in the Mix

Earlier this year, a strange, “spider web like substance” was detected in the cooling pools at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River site, in South Carolina. After receiving a report filed by the SRS officials, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety … Continue reading

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The Big Lie

  We are living in Orwellian times. Who could possibly deny it? The way to get to the top, and to stay there, is to lie as efficiently as possible. This means mastering the old art of doublespeak – do … Continue reading

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Radiation Red Alert

More on those Mosquito Swarms in Belarus I recently posted an entry about the puzzling spider attack on a community in northern India. In that blog, I show a photograph taken in Belarus of frighteningly dense swarms of mosquitos. If … Continue reading

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Spider Attacks: What is Going On?

An article originally posted in the Times of India has spawned global fascination with a strange spider attack in the town of Sadiya in Assam. One would expect a good measure of rumor to get mixed up with the facts. … Continue reading

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Freedom

I want to tell you about a dream. A dream I had last night. I was in a room, where many people were seated around a large conference table. At one point, a pale, youngish woman sitting next to me … Continue reading

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How We Must Learn From Bacteria

Bacteria have been around a very long time, way longer than we have. During their lengthy sojourn on Planet Earth, they sure have learned a thing or two. In brief, they have developed coping mechanisms way more advanced than ours: … Continue reading

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Even the Fire is Sick

  “I think we need to start over. I don’t know how we do it, but we need to start over.” These are the words, not of some armchair philosopher, but of Wendy Peralta, who runs a small store and … Continue reading

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