The Secrets of the Wave Pilots. Feature story from the NY Times about sailors from the Marshall Islands who are capable of using wave forms to navigate. The pictures of the raft they pilot are wild, too.
A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops. Long feature from the New York Times about a Hawaii councilman’s attempt to dig at the truth around GMO crops.
This is the subtext to the plight of every refugee: Whatever hardship he endures, he endures because it beats the hardship he escaped. Every story of exile implies the sadder story of a homeland.
The numbers make it look like an epidemic. Well, it’s not. It’s preposterous…This is a concoction to justify the giving out of medication at unprecedented and unjustifiable levels.
A quick scan across the world reveals that where growth and innovation have been most successful, a hybrid public-private, domestic-foreign nexus lies beneath the miracle. These aren’t states; they’re “para-states” — or, in one common parlance, “special economic zones.”
There are experiments and then there are…well…I’m not really sure what this is. It’s so off-putting I want to think it’s a mistake. Unfortunately it’s likely the future, or something.