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Oddly enough, it happens that choices have consequences. And so "Nuclear-free Japan braces for severe power shortages" (a Reuters report) and "As Japan shuts down nuclear power, emissions rise" (from Yahoo News).
Speaking of Yahoo ...
The company's new CEO is under attack from a major shareholder for resume inflation. (See, "Yahoo says CEO Scott Thompson does not have computer science degree.") Thompson claimed a double major in computer science (the other degree being in accounting) -- having graduated before his alma mater offered a CS degree program. Oops.
Can you blame Thompson? Why would the would-be head of a major web search firm imagine anyone could look up such stuff?
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And speaking of our-best-days-are-behind-us attitudes toward tech and of any human role in space ... the Onion recently ran a viciously funny (and sadly dead-on) take on the U.S. space program. See "NASA Announces Plans To Put Man On Bus To Cleveland."
To conclude on an up note, hop (heh) on over to io9 for suggestions on how to "Take a science fiction road trip for a weird and wonderful summer."
Why? Because as any SF author will tell you, science fiction is the antidote for the anti-science meme so rampant in modern society.