“In recent years, these questions have jumped from the pages of science fiction novels and onto the research agendas of a range of thinkers, from physicists to philosophers to agricultural engineers to librarians. As humans become increasingly aware of our impact on the planet and the gravity of the disasters that have struck Earth in the past, it's starting to seem wise to consider how we would reboot in the event of a system failure.”
"Our best shot at clawing our way out of a new dark age may be to start curating and preserving caches of the most useful and important information, tools and biological samples from today's world. And the things we're trying to save say as much about what we value in the world we've already built as they do about our hopes for the future.”
– From “Want to reboot civilization? Here's what you'll need” at bostonglobe.comWhich president died of throat cancer?“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley“I am proud of Vermont for being the first state in the nation to ensure that Vermonters will know what is in their food.” – Gov. Peter Shumlin, on his state's bill to require labeling of genetically modified foods as such.Ulysses S. Grant, who picked up the cigar habit during the Civil War and smoked about 20 of them a dayfrivol (FRIV-uhl), v. – to behave frivolously; trifle; to spend frivolously, as in: “The editorial writer knew he'd never get the hour back he'd frivoled away at the council meeting.” A back formation of frivolous, Latin for “worthless.”On this date in 1961, Roger Maris hit the first of his record-setting 61 homers; without steroids!A horse’s eyes are larger than most animals’, and they move independently, giving the horse a shallow panoramic vision.