This is a fun study. First, let’s talk about the two folks who performed this research. A husband and wife. Who like to visit restaurants. And, wanted to know whether a change in the minimum wage really does cause restaurants to close.
Many of my friends refuse to take daily medication. Mostly because they fear they won’t be compliant and remember to take the pills as required. They are not alone- about ½ of all those prescribed meds screw things up. (About 125K deaths a year could be avoided if those folks took their meds.)
Alternative energy. We all know that means non-petroleum based sources. We’ve looked at solar panels, tidal power, algae, and wind. But, those are not really our only choices.
Some 40 years ago, we developed a strain of microbes that converted ammonia to nitrogenous gases. The goal was to find a way to augment a waste treatment system’s ability to purify the water. Oh, we found uses for it at many facilities. Not the least of which were seasonal facilities that handled poultry wastes. (These facilities ramped up to handle the demand for turkeys around Thanksgiving and Christmas, when the ambient temperatures were pretty low. That meant the normal capabilities of a system to biologically remove ammonia were greatly diminished.)
Well, here’s another chapter in the sci v. scifi book. I wrote about Organovo and its artificial liver (https://www.adjuvancy.com/wordpress/scifi-sci/ ) – not to replace a human’s organ, but to test various therapies and drugs. Now, here’s another researcher’s take on that issue.
College tuition. OK. Breathe… Yes, it’s high- very high. It amazes me that the highest tuition in the land is to be found at a STATE university. When I was going to college – back before we were a free nation- you could bank on two things. State schools were cheap. State schools were easier to get into.