Russia has all but approved an $8 billion plan to build the first-ever city with an artificial climate, as the country steps up to conquer the planet’s frozen wastes with its vast resources, and says the Moon and Mars will be next.
May 22 began as just another work day for Mark Lindquist. A social worker in Joplin, Missouri, Lindquist was making his rounds at client group homes, about to check up on three adult men with Down syndrome. Then came the tornado.
Norwegian composure coupled with a dash of Thai hot temper are proving an ideal recipe for multi-ethnic co-existence in Spitsbergen – in stark contrast to the melting pot policies which have turned sour in other parts of the world.
While a federal investigation looks into how a loan of $500 million from the government couldn’t save the Solyndra solar panel plant, one member of Obama’s administration is asking some bigger questions — like “Solyndra who?”