Economic Meltdown vs. Global Meltdown

October 1, 2008

Pop Quiz: which of these is more important? A. The banking industry is in free fall and the problem is spreading. B. There’s methane bubbling out of the Arctic. To me, the really interesting thing about this period in history is the amount of uncertainty over what story lines will dominate our lives, moving forward. […]

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September 16, 2008

Latest in the Bisphenol-A tussle. I have a feeling this will just keep going drip drip drip with the American Chemistry Council blustering about how all the studies are flawed and finally, in about ten years, everyone will say, yeah, we really should have banned this stuff a long time ago. Until then? Drip […]

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One step closer to Cheshires…

December 13, 2007

Tip of the hat to Lou Anders who passed me this link; they’ve made glow-in-the-dark cats in Korea. When I wrote “The Calorie Man” this questionable little trick had been performed on rabbits. It provided the creative spark for Cheshires, and also formed the basis for the grain-sniffing IP enforcement dogs that show up in […]

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