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Jul 13, 2024

Colin A. Lennox joins our Sustainability Board. Colin is CEO at EcoIslands.
 
He stewards a business whose entire purpose is to relieve global pressures related to water, waste, minerals, and energy disparity.

Jul 8, 2024

Read Radiation — Exposure and its treatment: A modern handbook, Third Edition by our Brian P. Hanley.
 
This book covers what radiation is, where it comes from, biological effects, history of radiation fears, and nuclear accidents. It was heavily edited to be accessible to intelligent lay readers, and contains over 400 scientific papers and other citations. The book has been praised by physicians and laypeople alike.
 
Did you know, for instance, that in every 1.12 cubic miles of seawater, there is enough U-235 to make a Hiroshima size atom bomb? And yet, we hyperconcentrate seawater by evaporation, collect the salt, and prefer it over mined salt on our food. This is a good touchstone for lay people to understand radiation at a practical level. These amounts have been confirmed practically by mining yellowcake uranium from the ocean at roughly double the cost to mine it on land.

Jul 7, 2024

Read The War That Must Not Occur by our Jean-Pierre Dupuy.
 
The possibility of a nuclear war that could destroy civilization has influenced the course of international affairs since 1945, suspended like a sword of Damocles above the heads of the world's leaders. The fact that we have escaped a third world war involving strategic nuclear weapons seems nothing short of a miracle.

Jul 7, 2024

Read issue #264 of Lifeboat News!

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Upcoming Events

AGI 2024 will be held in Cyberspace and in Seattle, Washington, USA on August 13–16.
 
Our Joscha Bach, Ben Goertzel, Patrick Hammer, David Hanson, Christof Koch, Ray Kurzweil, Gary F. Marcus, and Alexey S. Potapov will be speaking.


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