March 11th, 2010


Wrecking the Middle East

Dear American Government: You're making the Middle East worse, not better.  This is all a very bad idea.  I told you so.  I've been saying this for decades.  I am in awe of the slowness of your learning speed.

Tom Engelhardt | Premature Withdrawal
Tom Engelhardt, "Hubris? We're bigger than that! We've now been at war with, or in, Iraq for almost 20 years, and intermittently at war in Afghanistan for 30 years. Think of it as nearly half a century of experience, all bad. And what is it that Washington seems to have concluded?"

Inside Titan

I enjoyed this article about the makeup of Saturn's moon Titan.

Cassini Data Show Ice and Rock Mixture Inside Titan

PASADENA, Calif. -- By precisely tracking NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its low swoops over Saturn's moon Titan, scientists have determined the distribution of materials in the moon's interior. The subtle gravitational tugs they measured suggest the interior has been too cold and sluggish to split completely into separate layers of ice and rock.Collapse )