” new vaccine prevented genital herpes in more than 70 percent of women who were previously uninfected with either the oral or genital herpes virus, researchers announced Wednesday.”
Link (via Daze Reader).
Philip Shropshire of Three River Tech Review has written a nice rant about space exploration
I might add that if you were seriously concerned about the Martian ecosphere it would be nice if there were some environmentally sensitive types on the Red Planet. Who would be more responsible about making that choice as to whether to preserve the precious Martian bacterial life: The head of the Sierra Club or those lobbyists who want the EPA to lessen clean air standards? Who do you want making that choice to pave over the rare Martian ruins for the new mall: the head of Wal Mart or the head of Greenpeace? I think the choice is clear.
Bruce Sterling and others are at the Doors of Perception conference in Amsterdam right now. And my garsh, does it look like a cool festival! On what Doors of Perception is:
Doors is a conference, website, and knowledge network. We bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, educators, and designers who want to imagine alternative futures – sustainable ones – and take design steps to realize them.
If that’s the case, then perhaps we should be gettin’ on up to Mars.
John Young, Associate Director (Technical) for the Johnson Space Center, said human exploration is the key to the future of the human race. Data regarding asteroid impacts and the threat from super volcanoes are worries for humanity, he emphasized.
“We should be running scared in exploring the solar system with human beings. We should be running fast,” Young emphasized.
A group of scientists have published the claim that no amount of environmental regulation will save us now, “Instead it would need dramatic leaps in technology, such as working fusion reactors, solar panels the size of Manhattan floating in space, and a ‘global grid’ of superconducting power transmission lines to distribute electricity without loss around the world.”
Link (via Drudge Report).