DRACO: Death to the Virus

by  —  November 17, 2011

In a paper published 27 July [1], researchers from MIT reported successful tests in mice with a new drug that holds the promise of being a cure to all viruses. The drug, DRACO (Double-stranded RNA Activated Caspase Oligomerizer), works as a “broad-spectrum” antiviral, killing virus-hijacked cells by targeting double-stranded RNA produced in the viral replication […]

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Electric

by  —  October 18, 2009

On a recent trip to mainland China I spent most of my time in a city called Hangzhou. The population of this beautiful city is somewhere around 3 million souls. A lot of Chinese people rely on the bicycle for transport as well as scooters. Chinese cities are very congested like their Euro counterparts so […]

The Negative Mutation of Social Networks

by  —  February 20, 2009

One of the great things about the internet is that it brings people together. One of the unbelievably awful things about the internet is that it mates that ‘bringing together of people’ with the double curse of the average human: (1) the difficulty to discriminate in choice and (2) the propensity to hoard and believe […]

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2009 Prediction: Extended Neighborhood Watch Nabs Criminals

by  —  December 8, 2008

Updated: 13.dec.2008; article appended The world population has a subset comprised of people who, for one reason or another, demonstrate an online desire to constructively expand and, at least in their view, build a better society around them; this phenomenon is repeatedly demonstrated through public knowledge repositories such as those backed by a wiki format. […]

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An Incongruent State of Terrorism

by  —  October 31, 2008

As a preface: this article shouldn’t be mistaken as me being wistful for terrorist actions; i am ~infinitely more glad to have the lack of terrorist activity in the geographical places i love than i am pained by yet something else not making sense in the world. As much as i would wish quietude on […]

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Alice

by  —  August 24, 2008

The following short story was written by Carole A. Travis-Henikoff, an independent scholar specializing in paleoanthropology.   Travis-Henikoff  began her literary career as a culinary writer .  Her current research explores death, dying, grieving, dreams and anomalous occurrences.  Travis-Henikoff’s recent book Dinner With a Cannibal has earned widespread critical acclaim.  Publisher’s Weekly gave the book a star, stating […]

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And Begin…

by  —  December 31, 2007

The Process started for me in Malibu in the early 90′s. I had been working with Skinny Puppy for several years and received an invitation to join the band as a full time visual artist. At the time I had pseudo net access (email and news reader) through a great unix BBS called the Edge […]

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A New Era in Legal Culpability

by  —  December 29, 2007

Common Law has a long history of preventing persons from being protected from criminal prosecution by the mantle of ignorance. It is likely that this notion has a much longer legal existence in human civilization, as Roman Law expresses the idea as “ignorantia legis non excusat” — “ignorance of the law does not excuse.” Over […]

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