The media are not getting any more sensational than they used to be. Just rip open your local turn-of-the-century (e.g. 114 years ago) newspaper archives. They used to report on *everything*.
Wrapped up like a douche, another boner in the night.
In Bjarne we trust. I should hope he knows what he's talking about.
Or we could just increase the policy of using attack helicopters to hunt down poachers. It's win-win, the pilots get first class training in finding targets in a vast landscape using various sensing equipment, and the poachers are given something real to worry about.
Some poachers have even been using helicopters themselves so there's also ample scope for air defence training there for fast jets and such too.
That way we don't have to worry about them going extinct (and the massive knock on effects to their ecosystem) in the first place. You're killing two birds with one stone- dealing with the poaching problem whilst getting your military some real training that simultaneously does something useful. Far better than classic contrived military exercises that often bare little resemblance to the real thing and just burn resources for not much benefit.
This has been a very successful policy in the countries that have attempted it thus far, and it should be ramped up. Turn poachers from the hunter who hunts illegaly with overwhelming force into the hunted that is hunted legally with overwhelming force and they soon stop.
You're right. Ever since Norway implemented this policy, there hasn't been a single elephant death in their territory due to poaching.
You could either ask Randall Munroe that question (xkcd), or just do the thought experiment yourself.
Since energy can neither be created nor destroyed, for each J of energy you put into Mars from Earth, you take away from Earth. Net effect would be that Mars would have a magnetic field, but Earth doesn't. Except of course, that Mars has a much smaller mass, and Earth probably has energy to spare.
It still sounds like it would just be cheaper to fix the social problems here on Earth and build an orbiting transparent Dyson-trampoline to deflect any incoming killer asteroids.
Wow, this was one topic I didn't think would get Godwinned.
That's something Joseph Stalin would say.
Or Slashdot. It's got really, really bad here over the last couple of years. Things really nose dived after the Beta exodus and a lot of regulars left.
We're still here. We're just too tired to post any more.
I heard they're waiting for their release title to be completed first: Duke Nukem Forever 2.
It would instantly fry half the planet. The rest of the planet gets to die slowly.
I'll have to call bullshit on this. I just recently paid off my student loans. It took me ten years, but I did it. Hardly "the rest of my life".
I'm suspicious too, about the quality of his higher education.
It started happening once 6-digit IDs started going out.
Knowing is a three-edged sword.
There's danger to be had when Slashdot ventures into knot theory (and braid theory).
BTW, you forgot to mention the important lemma that you can turn any braid into a knot by adequately connecting the ends.
Shouldn't sea water be considered a wonder drug in homeopathy, because everything eventually makes its way into the ocean and gets ultra-diluted.