Despite appearances we have not gone AWOL here at Waq al-waq - we've just gotten busy. Article deadlines and preparations for a couple of public talks later this week means that blogging will be light over the next few days.
One thing I did want to point out is the strange timing of AQAP's statement of responsibility for the second suicide bomber in March. The state followed on the heels of the Yemeni government's announcement of his identity. Also, just like last time, the statement was posted to a separate section of the jihadi forums before it was given a banner headline.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- A huge segment of America's population — the Baby Boom generation — is aging and will live longer than any American generation in history.
- The story we read about in the news? Their drain on social services like Social Security and Medicare.
- But increased longevity is a cause for celebration, says Ashton Applewhite, not doom and gloom.
- A new concentrated solar plant is under construction in Dubai.
- When it opens next year, it will be the largest plant of its kind on Earth.
- The research raises many ethical questions and puts to the test our current understanding of death.
What's dead may never die, it seems
An ethical gray matter
The dilemma is unprecedented.
Setting new boundaries
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