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Shanghai Scrap » Unnatural Selection: Missing Girls, Abortion, and the Perversion of Choice
"Skewed sex ratios at birth are now found in many countries with no tradition of infanticide and no one-child policy. By and large, the gap is the result of sex selective abortion."
abortion  unintended-consequences  population  technology  technology-effects  country(China)  gender  sex 
september 2011 by tsuomela
Video: They Sure Don't Make Pyrex Like They Used To | Popular Science
"One unfortunate use of Pyrex is cooking crack cocaine, which involves a container of water undergoing a rapid temperature change when the drug is converted from powder form. That process creates more stress than soda-lime glass can withstand, so an entire underground industry was forced to switch from measuring cups purchased at Walmart to test tubes and beakers stolen from labs. Which just goes to show, if you think you know all the consequences of your decisions today, you’re probably wrong."
technology  technology-effects  unintended-consequences  effects  infrastructure  drugs 
may 2011 by tsuomela

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