Daily Archives: January 16, 2008

So much for Social Security!

Mad Science: Geneticists Discover a Way to Extend Lifespans to 800 Years

Really? I hadn’t noticed.

Metro Birmingham’s transit system needs newer, more efficient buses- al.com

Look, the current Birmingham bus fleet was starting to look decrepit when I last rode the bus — ten years ago. They’re junk. But there’s little political will for replacing them, as I’ve pointed out before, because while buses are efficient in a metropolitan area like Birmingham they’re not cool. Streetcars are cool, and light rail, but not buses. But apparently they’re finally getting around to replacing the buses, and are looking at natural gas vehicles, which are at least a little cool. And the fuel’s half the price, per gallon.