Water wars: fact or fiction?

It is often said that future wars will be fought over water, not oil. These water wars are predicted to take place over the sharing of international rivers. Recently, the world has witnessed several inter-state river-sharing disputes, but almost all of them have not crossed the critical threshold of becoming violent. Rather, most of these […]

Compound Bosutinib in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Pfizer Inc announced today that a significantly higher proportion of patients with newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia who were treated with bosutinib (39 percent) experienced a major molecular response (MMR), a secondary endpoint, compared with patients treated with imatinib (26 percent) in the intent-to-treat (ITT) population (p=0.002). However, the study did not meet its primary […]

U.S. scientists took a key step toward controlled nuclear fusion

U.S. scientists have crossed a key step toward controlled nuclear fusion, atomic process that could result in an inexhaustible source of clean energy and solve problems around fossil fuels and emission of greenhouse gases. The researchers managed to produce an unprecedented level of energy and break the barrier of megajoule, said the National Nuclear Security […]

Biosecurity on farms

There are times when perniciously false premises are treated as the criteria by which truth is determined. We lose the argument before it’s begun. And where does that leave us in our efforts to control mortal dangers of our own making? An article of faith among veterinarians and epidemiologists is that large industrial farms are […]

John Maynard Keynes

If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem. But if you owe a million, it has. -JMK This recession that we have been suffering through since essentially late 2007 is not something new; our economic history contains numerous instances of negative-growth economies, some obviously worse than others. However, in many ways, […]

Bacteria used to create ethanol for biofuels

US scientists claim to have successfully used bacteria to create cheap, environmentally-friendly biofuels. According to research presented at the annual general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, these microscopic organisms are “biological factories” that can serve as alternatives to fossil fuels. Currently, the majority of biofuel comes from ethanol, which is fermented from sugars […]