Image via the Kansas Farm Food Connection. A recent article argues that it is Time for Farmers to Break Their Silence on GMOs, and I heartily agree. I recently spoke at the GMOs: Now we’re talking! event hosted by the Kansas Farm Bureau, where Bureau President, Richard Felts, asked me what farmers should say. Is there a quick fact or something that could reassure consumers about the safety of modern agriculture, particularly of GMOs? My response is that most people won’t […]
Since 2011, we’ve been so clean.
Security Experts Hack Teleoperated Surgical Robot
Uhm, yeah. Of course they have. It was only a matter of time. But this is alarming:
The final category of attack is a hijacking that completely takes over the robot. This turns out to be relatively easy since the Interoperable Telesurgery Protocol is publicly available. “We effectively took control over the teleoperated procedure,” they say. They even worked out how to generate movements that triggered an automatic
Conservative thinktank seeks to change Pope Francis's mind on climate change: climateadaptation:
Heartland Institute wants to lobby Vatican before pope delivers a moral call to climate action this summerA US activist group that has received funding from energy companies
and the foundation controlled by conservative activist Charles Koch is
trying to persuade the Vatican that “there is no global warming crisis”
ahead of an environmental statement by Pope Francis this summer that
Good illustration of what I was talking about the other day about the need to read nutrition facts even for ‘healthy’ foods. Doesn’t mean the healthy foods are “unhealthy”, but if you want to take care of your health or lose weight or put on muscle etc, you gotta be aware of what’s going into your body.
Ray-Guns!Some interesting news: The army is testing truck-mounted and gun-mounted ray guns! However, they’re not for firing at people, but for frying electronics, like drones and bombs. But don’t worry, the army has had actual “ahhh!!-my-skin-feels-like-it’s-on-fire!” ray guns for some time. I wonder how long it’ll be till bullets seem quaint.
Turning Out the Lights on Disease-Carrying Insects
Night falls, and the lights on streets and in homes go on. For more than 130 years, artificial light has been a key contributor to human development, allowing people to extend their work hours beyond when the sun goes down, school children to study their lessons, and communities to feel more secure on roads and in shared public spaces.
In many parts of the world, though, the simple act of turning on a light after dark comes