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The Collapse of Western Civilization – Speculation on Our Future

January 12, 2015 – “Science fiction writers construct an imaginary future; historians attempt to reconstruct the past. Ultimately, both are seeking to understand the present.” ... Continue Reading →
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SpaceX Delivers Dragon to the International Space Station but No Soft Landing Here on Earth

January 10, 2015 – A Dragon capsule is in orbit and on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) today after a successful launch from Cape Canaveral. This is the fifth ... Continue Reading →
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Mars is Changing Our Perspective About Earth and Life in the Universe

January 9, 2015 – The recent detection of methane spikes on Mars reported here in a posting on December 17th, is part of mounting evidence for the existence of life on the Red ... Continue Reading →

Much of Alberta’s Oil Sands Can’t Be Burned State Climate Scientists in Latest Report

January 8, 2015 – University College London researchers state that to achieve a goal of limiting atmospheric temperature rise to 2 Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) degrees, 85% of viable ... Continue Reading →

The Fate of an Oil Sands Pipeline Appears to be Doomed For the Wrong Reasons

January 7, 2015 – I’m not sure if the Keystone XL is the most notorious pipeline that has yet to be built but it sure has come to symbolize to environmentalists a line in ... Continue Reading →
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I’m Planning to Replace My Nine Year-Old Car in 2015 – Five Years Too Early

January 6, 2015 – My wife and I own a 2006 Mazda MPV minivan. It has proven to be a very reliable city and highway travel vehicle over the almost nine years we have owned it. ... Continue Reading →
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Even Among Business Conservatives the Case for a Carbon Tax is Accepted

January 5, 2015 – Taxing carbon has been seen as a bad idea by business and financial conservatives for a long time. But it seems with the Paris global climate agreement on the ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets – A Computer on a Thumb Drive

January 4, 2015 – I am involved with the Global Learning XPrize Community. In my weekly information digest I learned about an invention that is democratizing computer usage in ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets – The Hemingwrite – All You Do Is Type, No Distractions

January 3, 2015 – Imagine you are author trying to write the definitive novel of our age and doing it on a computer system with all the distractions the Internet can offer. Well ... Continue Reading →

Africa to the Moon – “A Time to Show the World What Africa Can Do!”

January 2, 2015 – This website caught my eye and I thought what a great way to start 2015 with a mission to the Moon in the planning by young Africans who want to demonstrate ... Continue Reading →