National Research Council

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    The Sun is 'Waking Up' in a Crappy Mood

    Two scoops of pain!​Good news! Our sun is about to enter "solar maximum," the time in its life-cycle when it's at its most active. Wait a second, that's bad news. National Geographic reports that within the next couple of years, massive sun storms will possibly knock out GPS systems, blow up p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    World Faces Totally Unfunny Helium Shortage

    ​In disturbing news for clowns, people who like to do that annoying high-pitched voice at parties, and, oh yeah, people who get MRIs, the U.S. is about to sell its last stockpile of helium -- currently stored underground somewhere near Amarillo, Texas -- and allow the private sector to start t ... More >>

  • News

    October 1, 2008

    Columbia Ignores Peril

    When Klaus Jacob talks, important people take action. Except the important people paying him.

  • News

    December 28, 1999

    Gary Ruskin's Christmas Present

    Right Joins Naderite in Dicey Situation