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From dreamers to destroyers

Archimedes, da Vinci, Oppenheimer, von Braun. All great thinkers and inventors. All dreamers. But what else did they all have in common? Something very dark, but at the time, all very necessary…

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Environment Legal & Politics Science & Physics Society & Culture

China to sky: don’t rain on my parade, OK?

As the officials prepare for the Beijing 2008 olympics in China, their concerns turn to the sky… The event looks due to coincide with a known wetter period of the year, so the Chinese are contemplating cloud seeding to bring the rain forward of the big event: “If a storm approaches the city, the Chinese […]

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UN urged to adopt asteroid impact treaty

The more we learn about our world, the more we appreciate the fragility of things and the more precious this blue planet seems to us. We’re destroying this world and we’re also pushing the resources available to us to the very edge. On the positive side, we know what we’re doing wrong and we are […]