WE’RE BACK after six weeks away, just in time to wish everyone a happy holiday season. As the world fixates on Phil Robertson, we discuss the growing “holographic universe” meme, Google’s robot army and back-channel foreign policy, H1N1 deaths in Texas, and the US plan to put the Vatican in charge of East Jerusalem.
WE LOVE technology, but we’d be naive not to recognize how it’s being used against us. For example, Apple filed a patent application in August for a phone that monitors… Read more »
WELCOME TO 2011! Time may be shorter than we think: a number of Christians, following the lead of a radio host, are convinced that Judgment Day is scheduled for May… Read more »
STUDIES SUGGEST that lucid dreams where we control the action are on the rise. Are we actually dreaming more vividly more often, or are researchers just taking note more often? … Read more »
NO MATTER what they call it — “public option”, “consumer option”, socialism, fascism — the end will be the same: more control in fewer hands. It’s been coming for two thousand years, but we know who wins in the end.
DRAWING ON her experience as a molecular biologist, Sharon highlights some interesting connections in tonight’s show: it appears that DynCorp, a longtime military contractor and suspected CIA cutout, has its fingers in a company that just announced a successful H1N1 vaccine — and saw its stock price jump 21% today.
TODAY’S SHOW covered a range of topics, but most of our time was spent discussing genetically modified crops and the difficulty in finding out how GM foods affect our health. Meanwhile, H1N1 vaccines are being fast-tracked, with human trials only intended to determine dosage — not whether the vaccines are actually safe.
WE must laugh or else we’ll cry. We’ve been told that the trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see are necessary to balance the budget; war in… Read more »
THE hottest new do-it-yourself trend is genetic engineering. No, seriously; “biohackers”, like the community at DIYbio.org, want to encourage amateur biologists who’ve always dreamed of creating their own species. This… Read more »