Links for March 31st

Measles Outbreak Triggered by Unvaccinated Child What began as a family trip to Switzerland in 2008 ended up as a public health nightmare in California. The family's 7-year-old boy, who was intentionally unvaccinated against measles, was exposed to the virus while traveling in Europe. When he returned home to San Diego, he unknowingly exposed a…… Continue reading Links for March 31st

Links for September 1st

British plan to tackle asteroids A team of British scientists are developing plans for a spacecraft that could stop large asteroids from destroying the Earth. The 10 tonne “gravity tractor” would deflect any orbiting rocks years before any potential collision could happen. The device, which would rely on the force of gravity, is being developed…… Continue reading Links for September 1st

My message to Obama

Yesterday was an historic day in world politics: Barack Obama became America’s first black president and probably the most powerful man in the world. He’s an intelligent, eloquent man and a significant improvement on the clown they elected, twice, before him. The early signs are good. There’s a chance for change, for things to get…… Continue reading My message to Obama

Esta la Visa baby?

Our friends over the other side of the Atlantic have added another layer of complication to visiting their great nation. From this week visitors to the USA need to fill in an electronic form before they travel, otherwise they could be refused entry into the country. From the always reliably BBC: From 12 January, visitors…… Continue reading Esta la Visa baby?