nytimes and san anto’s germlabbing

Though even the Ex-News had to budge when the U.S. General Accounting Office investigation of lax security at two of five high-risk BSL-4 labs in the country found SA’s Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research wanting. However, for the Express, the breaking news report appears to be the end of it. After all, SFBR has been trumpeted over and over again as an example of SA’s can-do ability when it comes to handling deadly and highly-transmittable pathogens, a selling point for securing N-BAF.

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peaky oil & damned water

In this volatile land of exploding oil & gas recovery, a new truth seeks out a blame. The reality of Peak Oil, trumpeted as the gas station marquees (before the experts even had time to line up over Hubbert’s equation), appears to be settling over us like smothering tenor.

First we attacked biofuels. Then the gas-price spike was prosperity’s child. Rarely do we hear anyone lamenting our own short-sightedness, the fact that for 40 years we collectively lambasted those who dared criticized our gluttonous domestic energy practices.

Now we are forced to reckon.

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