From NPR News: With Climate Change, California Is Likely To See More Extreme Flooding http://n.pr/2mCJ2Yn
My 2 cents: The way we transfer, and process, water needs to be re-engineered nationwide. It’s an aspect of our infrastructure that’s fundamental, foundational to Civilization in general, intrinsically intertwined with agricultural, energy, and manufacturing industries at all levels.
From NPR News: Trump Aims To ‘Eliminate’ Clean Water Rule http://n.pr/2lNg5vw
IMO: Not a good idea.
From NPR News: In Religious Freedom Debate, 2 American Values Clash http://n.pr/2lSNhCj
From NPR News: Bill Paxton, Prolific Actor And Star Of ‘Titanic’ And ‘Apollo 13,’ Dies At 61 http://n.pr/2mzf1Z9
Ethics Watchdog Has Big Impact On Federal Workers, But Not On Trump http://n.pr/2msvjTK
From NPR News: As He Retires, U.S. Diplomat Delivers Message That ‘Values Have Power’ http://n.pr/2lSYliD
npr.org: Mildred Dresselhaus, Queen of Carbon and Nanoscience Trailblazer, Dies at 86
Advice From Patients On A Study’s Design Makes For Better Sciencehttp://n.pr/2knr3Ix
From NPR News: 71 Degrees In February: Temperatures In Boston And Buffalo Rewrite Record Book http://n.pr/2mtzBKu
From NPR News: Should Scientists March? U.S. Researchers Still Debating Pros And Cons http://n.pr/2kCoQEk
(Being pro-science, appreciative of the impacts science, art, technology have all had on Human Civilization, i think it’s a good question.)
Astronomers Find 7 Earth-Size Planets Around A Nearby Star http://n.pr/2kHUeGz
(Unlikely to have conditions that would support human life, if we could even get there, it’s still incredibly cool.)
New Research Shows How ‘Atmospheric Rivers’ Wreak Havoc Around The Globe http://n.pr/2lslwjL
President Trump Names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster New National Security Adviser http://n.pr/2kFjsFt
Pence Reaffirms Commitment To NATO, But Says Europe Must Commit More http://n.pr/2kQLDMZ
GOP Leaders Urge Return To ‘High-Risk Insurance Pools’ That Critics Call Costly http://n.pr/2kL2nIK
From NPR News: 75 Years Later, Americans Still Bear Scars Of Internment Order http://n.pr/2lzlTJc
From NPR News:
Facebook Wants Great Power, But What About Responsibility? http://n.pr/2lyMw1a
Welcome to the Digital Plantation, where Master Zuckerberg, our Munificent Dictator — and his annointed Overseers want Happily Willing Slaves for Eternal Exploitation. [/sarcasm]
I want my privacy back, and don’t know how we’ll get it. Traditionally, Business has trended towards Alpha-Autocratic types, part of the Natural Order, the Evolutionary Influence of “Survival of the Fittest”. Can only hope that Federalism and Democratic-Republican principles can hold that in check, balance and rebalance things out, promoting meaningful innovation and growth, instead of a cancerous growth of “Rent-Seekers”, and the regression that can bring to Civilization.
Okay, I managed to completely miss this announcement. Very cool design work.
*sigh* And it looks like it’ll be hard for me to get. Nutz. But, that’s what eBay is for.
I actually have a tattered “Treasury Edition” version of the comic, bought it at a flea market back in the 1980’s. Man, what memories.
From NPR News: Broad Institute Wins Big Battle Over CRISPR Gene-Editing Patent http://n.pr/2kLcIC6