November 12th, 2007

Global Climate Change

The Age of Consequences

 

Several former military and intelligence officials over the past year have drawn a link between climate research and national security.

 

One of the most recent examples is a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Center for a New American Security, two Washington think tanks, entitled "The Age of Consequences: the Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Global Climate Change."

 

The authors of the report, released Nov. 5, include James Woolsey, former director of central intelligence, and Leon Fuerth, who served as national security advisor.

 

The report says that if climate change follows current trends, it could result in conflicts sparked by resource scarcity, disease proliferation and population migrations.

 

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Highway 16

The Highway Of Tears

 

Sometimes we find places that have had so much evil happen there, that we have to wonder what is going on...

 

One of these places is a road know by the name that the people around it have given it, it is called the Highway of Tears. The highway is located in British Columbia, in Canada and is officially named Highway 16. So what makes this highway so mysterious? I guess it is the fact that nine women have been murdered there and hitchhikers have disappeared from there.

 

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Ancient Puzzles

The Whys of Ancient Puzzles

 

When we used to think of ancient peoples, we had some sort of idea that they weren't as intelligent as we were. I guess many of us thought that as we got more technologically advanced, we also gained bigger brains. Guess what, those people were wrong.

 

If we look back at some of the great names in history it becomes apparent that they were smarter than most of us are today. A good example of this is some of the ancient Greek mathematicians and thinkers. Could any of us have built a pyramid in Egypt thousands of years ago with only bronze and stone tools and made it so accurate that it would be hard to duplicate today with modern tools?

 

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Quote of the Day

“We find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.”

 

Maxwell Maltz

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Person of the Week

Lisa Randall

 

She's not the first person to theorize that the universe has hidden dimensions, but she revolutionized the field by suggesting that an extra dimension could be infinitely large and that we might be living in a 3-D sinkhole in a higher-dimensional universe. 

Far from posing idle brain teasers, her research might solve one of physics' great mysteries—namely, why gravity is so weak in contrast to electromagnetism and other forces.

 

After doing some mind-blowing math, she thinks the warped geometry of space-time could mean gravity is weak here and strong elsewhere. But most important, Randall's work suggests ways to test for evidence of higher dimensions. Using Europe's Large Hadron Collider is one, and it should start cranking out useful data within a few years.

MILF of the Week

Demi Moore! 

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