US National Intelligence Council Predicts Decline of America in New…

Lefty types have been predicting the demise of America for the last century, but in 2008 even the most conservative elements of the US government are predicting it too. Every four years, the US National Intelligence Council issues a future-looking report about global trends, and this year one of those trends is the… » 11/22/08 6:07pm 11/22/08 6:07pm

Will the Global Economic Crisis Kill the Large Hadron Collider?

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's biggest physics experiment, was all set to start up a few months ago - its miles of underground tunnels would provide answers to deep physics questions about the nature of everything from atoms to black holes. And then it broke. Big time. Six tons of ultra-cold liquid… » 11/17/08 10:58am 11/17/08 10:58am

Will the Neo-Depression Create a Drug Epidemic?

Many economic crisis periods in the U.S. have spawned drug epidemics. During the late-nineteenth century "long depression" or "crisis," the use of opium reached epidemic proportions » 10/14/08 5:45pm 10/14/08 5:45pm, and a few decades later the innovation of intravenous injection made heroin the drug of choice among 1930s Depression-era junkies.…

The Greatest Depressions (and Economic Recoveries) of Science Fiction

Click to view » 10/10/08 3:00pm 10/10/08 3:00pmScience fiction never fails to predict bizarre, unwelcome futures and the current global economic meltdown is no exception. We love to imagine all the ways our world will end not with a bang, but with a flood of hemorrhaged garbage cash. Two of this year's scifi film crop, and , predict a geopolitical…