December 1st, 2006

Scorpion

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"In another example of President Bush's post-election loss of control over the national agenda, the debate in Washington is now officially no longer about how we achieve victory in Iraq, but how we cut our losses. It's no longer about whether we withdraw our troops, it's about when."
-Dan Froomkin

Prison population in the US sets new records.

So, which is more disturbing: that the government is assigned scores rating the risk that travelers are terrorists or criminals, or the implementation of the new backscatter x-rays?

The Litvinenko affair: autopsy under way, with extreme precautions. And really, what the heck is going on here?

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Hawking calls for humanity to colonize other planets.

New discovery: slow earthquakes.

More news on how sports stadiums are really bad investments for cities.