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Falling Sperm Counts Could Wreck Your Retirement

by Patrick Cox August 23, 2017 For decades, studies have been showing sperm counts falling. Not everyone believed them, and that includes me. But a new study provides powerful evidence that male fertility is, in fact, falling fast all over the world. This is not just...

Shale Oil: Another Layer of US Power

by George Friedman August 14, 2017   Summary There’s scarcely a reason to point out how geopolitically important energy is. Energy, particularly oil, is a source of geopolitical power. Every country needs it, but only some countries have the resources to procure...

Will Robots Put Everyone Out of Work?

by Sandy Ikeda August 12, 2017 Will workplace automation make the rich richer and doom the poor? That could happen soon, warns Paul Solman, economics correspondent for PBS NewsHour. He’s talking to Jerry Kaplan, author of a new book that seems to combine Luddism with...

Space News Roundup – August 11, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Report August 11, 2017   Virgin Galactic Carries Out “Dry Run” for Powered Space Ship Two Flights at Mojave Spaceport Virgin Galactic performed the latest glide flight of its second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane Aug. 4,...

Is Jim Mellon the Bill Gates of Biotech?

by Patrick Cox August 8, 2017 If you live in the US or Canada, you might not know who Jim Mellon is. But in Great Britain, Mellon enjoys the kind of respect American investors had for Warren Buffet in his younger days. Mellon is a true self-made billionaire. He has...

Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber

[This is the full ten-page internal memo to fellow employees attacking Google’s politically correct monoculture, written by Google engineer James Damore – whose facts and assertions were proven excruciatingly correct by Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who fired Damore last...

Space News Roundup – July 28, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Report July 28, 2017   A New Generation of Giant Rockets is About to Blast Off It’s been 44 years since the mighty Saturn V last thundered skyward from a launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The towering rocket,...

Battery Technology: A Different Kind of Power Struggle

July 26, 2017   Forecast Battery technology is already heavily integrated into many aspects of our lives, but to reach its full potential as a geopolitically disruptive technology, improvements and cost reductions are still necessary. Despite relatively small...

Entrepreneurs Have Been Proving Experts Wrong Forever

by Ilya Pestov July 22, 2017 There’s a long-standing tradition among scientists, engineers, and industrialists. Every new year, they make predictions about a future. Is blockchain a major technology, or it’s just a buzzword? Bots vs Apps: who will win in 2017? Will...

The Population Implosion Will Force BioTech Innovation

by Patrick Cox July 14, 2017 Last year, we began to see articles in the press conceding that overpopulation wasn’t going to end civilization. This year, we’re seeing reports on the real population problems—depopulation and aging. For example, The Washington Post...

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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.

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