The high price of commonly used medications for conditions like asthma contributes heavily to health care costs and certainly causes more widespread anguish.
The Human Brain Project has Officially Begun
Nuclear fusion milestone passed at US lab
The BBC understands that during an experiment in late September, the amount of energy released through the fusion reaction exceeded the amount of energy being absorbed by the fuel - the first time this had been achieved at any fusion facility in the world.
Here is the single best piece of evidence that, yes, the markets are getting nervous about the debt ceiling - http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/10/are-bonds-markets-starting-to-get-skittish-about-the-us-debt-ceiling-debate/100313debtceiling/?wpisrc=nl_wonk
Part of the reason people aren’t rushing for the exits is that the comedy they are watching is so horribly fascinating.
Twitter warns that government censorship could impact its revenue, citing China, Iran, Libya, Pakistan and Syria as offenders.
Grantham sees a new crisis on the horizon, this one caused by a shortage of a vital commodity people don’t think much about: phosphorus. “We have to change our agriculture to use dramatically less phosphorus,” Grantham told an audience of about 75 at Columbia University’s Casa Italiana on September 30. “You can’t make it. We mine [it], so we’re depleting [it].