November 3rd, 2011

News

A rice crisis, Bill Nighy, and a Chinese spacedock

THURSDAY NEWS:
* It's not just that the world population is growing, but it's getting older.
* Nice. How fear and economics lead to the rice crisis of 2008.
* Constantly upgrading our smartphones and electronic gadgets is creating a big environmental mess.
* China completes its first spacecraft dock in orbit. I'm surprised this isn't bigger news.
* New numbers point to inequality as part of the American decline.
* A conservative talks about how Republicans are getting income inequality and taxes all wrong.
* Just, whoah. "Why is this cargo container emitting so much radiation?"
* How celebrities took over cartoon voice acting.
* NPR talks acting with Bill Nighy.