Ukraine’s power outage was a cyber attack

I find this cyber attack the cut off power very troubling. Our rapid advance in technology many times seems to be creating less robust versions of the technology.

I’m not a luddite who wants to return to the old.
Sure my grandfather never suffered a “service interruption” at home. But it was because he did have any services.

However, most of us do not realize how fragile our infrastructure is. I hope we wake up to this before we suffer a serious outage.

Was Earth Born With Life On It?

Scientists think earth may have been born with life on it. See this Forbes article.

It discusses using carbon-13 to identify once living organisms. Living organism prefer C12 t the C13 isotope. Therefore, enriched C12 suggests a living organism.

The detective work used to unravel nature’s mysteries is truly fascinating.