Archive for May 21st, 2010

The Lesson Of The European Social Welfare System

You may remember in the darkest days of the financial crisis here in America some media types talking about how Europe, particularly Northern Europe didn’t seem particularly affected by the global recession. The reason commonly advanced for this seemingly contradictory state of affairs was that the automatic stabilisers built into the European economies kicked in […]

Craig Venter’s Creation

You’re probably familiar with the news that Craig Venter and his colleagues have created the first synthetic cell. In essence, they created life. Here is the link to their press release. Now, if you want to delve a little more deeply into this, here is a link to an Economist article that covers their feat […]