Category Archives: News

Kurt Vonnegut Passes on.

A sad day today is. One of my favorite writers has passed on yesterday. Kurt Vonnegut, author of such books as Slaughterhouse-five and Galapagos. The New York Times has a good write up in their book section.

“Do people still know that they are going to die sooner or later? No. Fortunately, in my humble opinion, they have forgotten that.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Galapagos

Well, we remember death today. A sad day indeed.  So it goes.

Toxic Pet food Contaminated with Melamine

The recent poisoning of pets here in the US from their food seems to have been caused by melamine a man made plastic. Researchers at Cornell have found the plastic in the urine of cats and the kidney of one cat. This find is also inclusive of the find of aminopterin found in samples of the pet food responsible.

ScienceDaily: Cornell Details Effect Of Pet Food Contaminant, Melamine

More on the recall here. And here is the list of recalled pet foods.

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Math, Population and Energy

Here is a informative video that is actually very disturbing. It gives a sobering look into our future if we continue on the path of consumption and consumerism. In fact it may be even later than we think for us to recover from the deficits that we are running in our exploitation of natural resources. It is a long video, a little over an hour so get comfortable, a cup of tea and prepare yourself for some math and science. I really wish there were some hard answers for the questions that are brought up below but education of the problem is a good start. [googlevideo=http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5051121482067161853&q=Population+and+Energy&total=277&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=2