Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody: The Terrifyingly Real Ways the World Wants You Dead - Robert Brockway (2010)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

1.
STANISLAV PETROV

Forden, Geoffrey, Pavel Podvig, and Theodore A. Postol. “Colonel Petrov’s Good Judgment.” IEEE Spectrum V37, number 3 (March 2000).

Little, Allan. “How I Stopped Nuclear War.” BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/198173.stm.

Hoffman, David. “I Had a Funny Feeling in My Gut.” Washington Post, Foreign Service, February 10, 1999.

2.
KLEBSIELLA PLANTICOLA

Ingham, E. R. “Good Intentions and Engineering Organisms That Kill Wheat.” Synthesis/Regeneration 18 (Winter 1999): 14–18.

Holmes, M. T., E. R. Ingham, J. D. Doyle, and C. W. Hendricks. “Effects of Klebsiella planticola SDF20 on Soil Biota and Wheat Growth in Sandy Soil.” Applied Soil Ecology 11, issue 1 (January 3, 1999): 67–78.

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Holmes, M., and E. R. Ingham. “Ecological Effects of Genetically Engineered Klebsiella planticola Released into Agricultural Soil with Varying Clay Content.” Applied Soil Ecology 3 (1999): 394–399.

3.
FRANKENCROPS

Pollack, Andrew. “No Foolproof Way Is Seen to Contain Altered Genes.” New York Times, January 21, 2004.

Randerson, James. “Genetically Modified Superweeds ‘Not Uncommon.’” New Scientist, February 5, 2005.

MacKenzie, Debora. “Stray Genes Highlight Superweed Danger.” New Scientist 2261, October 26, 2000.

Weiss, Rick. “Engineered DNA Found in Crop Seeds; Tests Show U.S. Failure to Block Contamination from Gene-Altered Varieties.” Washington Post, February 24, 2004.

4.
STERILITY

McKie, Robin. “GM Corn Set to Stop Man Spreading His Seed.” The Observer, September 9, 2001.

Dindyal, S. “The Sperm Count Has Been Decreasing Steadily for Many Years in Western Industrialised Countries: Is There an Endocrine Basis for this Decrease?” The Internet Journal of Urology 2, no. 1 (2004).

“Declining Male Fertility Linked to Water Pollution.” ScienceDaily, January 20, 2009, www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090118200636.htm.

Gosman, Gabriella G., Heather I. Katcher, and Richard S. Legro. “Obesity and the Role of Gut and Adipose Hormones in Female Reproduction.” Human Reproduction Update 12(5): 585–601.

Atkinson, R. L., et al. “Human Adenovirus-36 Is Associated with Increased Body Weight and Paradoxical Reduction of Serum Lipids.” International Journal of Obesity 29 (2005): 281–286.

Swan, S. H., E. P. Elkin, and L. Fenster. “The Question of Declining Sperm Density Revisited: An Analysis of 101 Studies Published 1934–1996.” Environmental Health Perspectives 108, no. 10 (2000): 961–966.

5.
NEW ENERGY

Louat, Norman. “Unbounded Vortical Chimney.” International Patent Application PCT/AU99/00037.

Michaud, Louis. “Atmospheric Vortex Engine.” U.S. Patent US 7,086,823.

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Staedter, Tracy. “Fake Tornado Gives Energy New Twist.” Discovery News, November 9, 2005.

Schirber, Michael. “How a Man-Made Tornado Could Power the Future.” LiveScience, June 25, 2008. www.livescience.com/environment/080625-pf-vortex-engine.html.

Boyle, Alan. “PG&E Makes Deal for Space Solar Power: Utility to Buy Orbit-Generated Electricity from Solaren in 2016, At No Risk.” MSNBC science, April 13, 2009. www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30198977/.

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Schirber, Michael. “For Nuclear Fusion, Could Two Lasers Be Better Than One?” Science 9, vol. 310, no. 5754 (December 2005): 1610–1611.

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6.
SUPERVOLCANO

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Wignall, P. B., Y. Sun, D. P. Bond, G. Izon, R. J. Newton, S. Védrine, M. Widdowson, J. R. Ali, X. Lai, H. Jiang, H. Cope, and S. H. Bottrell. “Volcanism, Mass Extinction, and Carbon Isotope Fluctuations in the Middle Permian of China.” Science 324, 5931 (May 2009): 1179–1182.

Bindeman, Ilya N. “The Secrets of Supervolcanoes: Microscopic Crystals of Volcanic Ash Are Revealing Surprising Clues about the World’s Most Devastating Eruptions.” Scientific American, June 2006.

7.
MEGATSUNAMI

Pararas-Carayannis, George. “Evaluation of the Threat of Mega Tsunami Generation from Postulated Massive Slope Failures of Island Volcanoes on La Palma, Canary Islands, and on the Island of Hawaii.” Science of Tsunami Hazards 20, no. 5 (2002): 251–277.

Mader, Charles L. “Modeling the 1958 Lituya Bay Mega-Tsunami.” Science of Tsunami Hazards 17 no. 1 (1999): 57–67.

Ward, Steven N., and Simon Day. “Cumbre Vieja Volcano—Potential Collapse and Tsunami at La Palma, Canary Islands.” Geophysical Research Letters 28, issue 17 (January 2001): 3397–3400.

Miller, Don J. “Giant Waves in Lituya Bay, Alaska: A Timely Account of the Nature and Possible Causes of Certain Giant Waves, with Eyewitness Reports of Their Destructive Capacity.” Geological Survey Professional Paper 354-C, pp. 51–86. United States Government Printing Office, 1960.

8.
HYPERCANE

Leahy, Stephen. “The Dawn of the Hypercane?” Inter Press Service, September 16, 2005.

Hecht, Jeff. “Did Storms Land the Dinosaurs in Hot Water?” New Scientist 1963 (Feb. 4, 1995).

Emanuel, Kerry A., Kevin Speer, Richard Rotunno, Ramesh Srivastava, and Mario Molina. “Hypercanes: A Possible Link to Global Extinction Scenarios.” Journal of Geophysical Research 100(D7): 13,755–13,765.

9.
GREEN GOO

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Freitas, Robert A., Jr. “Exploratory Design in Medical Nanotechnology: A Mechanical Artificial Red Cell.” Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes, and Immobil. Biotech 26 (1998): 411–430.

10.
GRAY GOO

Watson, B., J. Friend, and L. Yeo. “Piezoelectric Ultrasonic Resonant Motor with Stator Diameter Less Than 250 um: The Proteus Motor.” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 19 (January 2009).

Center for Responsible Nanotechnology. “Thirty Essential Studies in Nanotechnology.” www.crnano.org/studies.htm.

Huyghe, Patrick. “3 Ideas That Are Pushing the Edge of Science.” Discover magazine, June 2008.

Phoenix, Chris, and Eric Drexler. “Safe Exponential Manufacturing.” Nanotechnology 15 (2004): 869–872.

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11.
NANOLITTER

Center for Responsible Nanotechnology. “Dangers of Molecular Manufacturing.” www.crnano.org/dangers.htm.

ETC Group. “No Small Matter! Nanotech Particles Penetrate Living Cells and Accumulate in Animal Organs.” ETC Group 76 (May/June 2002). www.etcgroup.org.

Brown, Doug. “Nano Litterbugs? Experts See Potential Pollution Problem.” Small Times, March 15, 2002.

Mortensen, Luke J., Gunter Oberdörster, Alice P. Pentland, and Lisa A. DeLouise. “In Vivo Skin Penetration of Quantum Dot. Nanoparticles in the Murine Model: The Effect of UVR.” Nano Letters 8(9) (August 8, 2008): 2779–2787.

12.
ASTEROIDS AND EXTINCTION-LEVEL EVENTS

ScienceDaily. “What Hit Siberia 100 Years Ago? Tunguska Event Still Puzzles Scientists.” www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080701105330.htm.

Revkin, Andrew C. “Apocalypse Then. Next One, When?” New York Times, June 30, 2008.

Giorgini, Jon D., Lance A. M. Benner, Steven J. Ostro, Michael C. Nolan, and Michael W. Busch. “Predicting the Earth Encounters of (99942) Apophis.” Icarus 193 (2008): 1–19.

Yeomans, Don, Steve Chesley, and Paul Chodas. “Near-Earth Asteroid 2004 MN4 Reaches Highest Score to Date on Hazard Scale.” NASA’s Near Earth Object Program Office, December 23, 2004.

Physorg.com. “Space Rock Gives Earth a Close Shave.” www.physorg.com/news155287963.html.

Jaggard, Victoria. “Surprise Asteroid Buzzed Earth Monday.” National Geographic News, March 2, 2009.

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Chandler, David L. “‘Gravity Tractor’ Could Deflect Asteroids.” New Scientist, July 28, 2008.

13.
VERNESHOT

Morgan, J. Phipps, T. J. Reston, and C. R. Ranero. “Contemporaneous Mass Extinctions, Continental Flood Basalts, and ‘Impact Signals’: Are Mantle Plume-Induced Lithospheric Gas Explosions the Causal Link?” Earth and Planetary Science Letters 217, issues 3–4 (January 15, 2004): 263–284.

Ravilious, Kate. “Four Days That Shook the World.” New Scientist 2446 (May 8, 2004).

14.
POLE SHIFT

Hoffman, Kenneth A. “Ancient Magnetic Reversals: Clues to the Geodynamo.” Scientific American 258 (May 1988): 76–83.

Pétrélis, François, Stéphan Fauve, Emmanuel Dormy, and Jean-Pierre Valet. “Simple Mechanism for Reversals of Earth’s Magnetic Field.” Physical Review Letters 102, issue 14 (2009).

McKie, Robin. “Sun’s Rays to Roast Earth as Poles Flip.” The Observer, November 10, 2002.

Cottrell, R. D., and J. A. Tarduno. “Late Cretaceous True Polar Wander: Not So Fast.” Science 30, vol. 288, no. 5475 (June 2000): 2283.

Jacobs, J. A. “What Triggers Reversals of the Earth’s Magnetic Field?” Nature 309, 115 (1984).

15.
BIOTECH INCENTIVE

Narkar, Vihang A., et al. “AMPK and PPARdelta Agonists Are Exercise Mimetics.” Cell 134, issue 3 (August 8, 2008): 405–415.

Randerson, James. “Scientists Raise Spectre of Gene-Modified Athletes.” New Scientist, November 30, 2001.

LiveScience Staff. “Fountain of Youth: Drug Restores Muscle.” LiveScience, November 4, 2008. www.livescience.com/health/081104-frailty-drug.html.

16.
BIOTECH CONTAGION

Whitehouse, David. “Mice Make Human Proteins in Semen.” BBC News Online: Sci/Tech. news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_485000/485123.stm.

Lieberman, Philip. “FOXP2 and Human Cognition.” Cell 137, issue 5 (May 29, 2009): 800–802.

Enard, W., et al. “A Humanized Version of Foxp2 Affects Cortico-Basal Ganglia Circuits in Mice.” Cell 137, issue 5 (May 29, 2009): 961–971.

17.
BIOTECH LETHALITY

Torrey, E. Fuller, and Robert H. Yolken. “Toxoplasma gondii and Schizophrenia.” Emerging Infectious Diseases 9, no. 11 (November 2003): 1375–1380.

McKie, Robin. “Shampoo in the Water Supply Triggers Growth of Deadly Drug-Resistant Bugs.” The Observer, March 29, 2009.

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Nowak, Rachel. “Killer Virus.” New Scientist, January 10, 2001.

Westphal, Sylvia Pagàn. “Ebola Virus Could Be Synthesized.” New Scientist, July 17, 2002.

Broad, William J. “Bioterror Researchers Build a More Lethal Mousepox.” New York Times, November 1, 2003.

Groopman, Jerome. “Superbugs: The New Generation of Resistant Infections Is Almost Impossible to Treat.” The New Yorker, August 11, 2008.

Watanabe, Tokiko, et al. “Viral RNA Polymerase Complex Promotes Optimal Growth of 1918 Virus in the Lower Respiratory Tract of Ferrets.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106, no. 2 (January 13, 2009): 588–592.

Medical News Today. “Francisella Tularensis: Stopping a Biological Weapon.” July 28, 2008. Adopted from Lucy Goodchild, Society for General Microbiology.

18.
ROBOT AUTONOMY

Graham-Rowe, Duncan. “Feed Me.” New Scientist, July 22, 2000.

Wilkinson, Stuart. “‘Gastrobots’—Benefits and Challenges of Microbial Fuel Cells in Food Powered Robot Applications.” Autonomous Robots 9, no. 2 (September 2000): 99–111.

Finkelstein, Robert. “Brief Project Overview. EATR: Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot.” DARPA Contract W31P4Q-08-C-0292, January 15, 2009.

Warwick, Graham. “Bird on a Wire—Flying Wing UAV Recharges on the Fly.” Ares: A Defense Technology Blog, Aviation WeekTinyurl.com/ykrel5×.

DeMarse, Thomas B. “The Neurally Controlled Animat: Biological Brains Acting with Simulated Bodies.” Autonomous Robots 11, no. 3 (2001): 305–310.

Kloc, Joe. “The Living Robot.” SEED Magazine, March 26, 2009.

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Degallier, S., et al. “A Modular, Bio-Inspired Architecture for Movement Generation for the Infant-Like Robot iCub.” IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (October 19, 2008): 795–800.

Gaudin, Sharon. “NASA: Robotic Arm on Mars Lander Shuts Down to Save Itself.” PC World, July 16, 2008. www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/253265/nasa_robotic_arm_mars_lander_shuts_down_save_itself.

19.
ROBOT IMMORALITY

Lipson, H. “Evolutionary Robotics: Emergence of Communication.” Current Biology 17, issue 9 (May 2007): R330-R332.

Floreano, D., S. Mitri, S. Magnenat, and L. Keller. “Evolutionary Conditions for the Emergence of Communication.” Current Biology 17 issue 6 (2007): 514–519.

Lin, Patrick, George Bekey, and Keith Abney. “Autonomous Military Robotics: Risk, Ethics, and Design.” U.S. Department of Navy, Office of Naval Research, December 20, 2008. www.ethics.calpoly.edu/ONR_report.pdf.

Alleyne, Richard. “A Robot with Feelings Is Star of Science Museum Show.” The Telegraph, July 29, 2008.

20.
ROBOT ABILITY

Brandon, John. “Robots That Hunt in Packs: The Department of Defense Wants Your Designs for a Collaborative Robotic Team.” Popular Science, November 5, 2008.

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Personal Robots Group. “Project Overview, MDS.” MIT Media Lab. robotic.media.mit.edu/projects/robots/mds/overview/overview.html.

Cho, Joohee. “Robo-Soldier to Patrol South Korean Border.” ABC News, September 29, 2006. abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=2504508&page=1.

Kumagai, Jean. “A Robotic Sentry for Korea’s Demilitarized Zone.” IEEE Spectrum, March 2007.