Friday, November 12, 2010

Bits and Pieces - November 12, 2010

Robert Kaplan shows how intertwined the issues in Asia are. I don't agree with everything he says, but the overall picture of national interests is worth thinking about.

How cats drink, with video. Applied fluid dynamics, as elegant as any cat lover could expect.

Want to know more about Koch Industries, the guys who are funding the Tea Parties and climate denial? Find it here.

The 21st century retreat from public education. I keep thinking about California in the sixties, when the university system was rightfully a source of pride. Californians then were willing to pay taxes to support the citizens of the future.

The next steps for controlling tactical nuclear weapons. This will be the subject of the next arms control treaty after New START, if there is one. Contact your senators and urge ratification NOW!

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