Links for 11th October 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. nuclear NIGHTMARES – Twenty Years Since Chernobyl

    Bleak photojournalism, but worth it.

    Tagged with: politicsenvironmentnuclearenergyjournalismphotographyRussiaChernobyl

  2. One-Organism Ecosystem Discovered in African Gold Mine

    "In all other known ecosystems, the key functions of life — harvesting energy and elements like carbon and nitrogen from the environment — have been shared among different species. But in the water of the Mponeng gold mine, two miles under the earth's surface, Desulforudis audaxviator carries out all of those functions by itself. In short, it's the tidiest package of life found yet."

    Tagged with: scienceenvironmentbiologyecologybacteriaecosystemmicrobiologyisolation

  3. A Scarecrow Empire

    "Territory – as a material of power – succeeds in part not only because it marks its authority with definite radius but also its ability to transcend that same demarcation through a more fluid and illusory expansion of the imagination that defies the scrutiny of formal measure. Power, as a phenomenon, is as much a colonizer of the psychological landscape as it a producer or a product of the built environment. I mean, that’s one aspect, anyway – power’s ability to endure based on assumption, deception, and its occupation of the mind."

    Tagged with: politicspsychologymilitarysurveillanceempireillusiondeceptionprojectionpower

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