Thursday, June 11, 2009


Danger Room reports:

Rangel Steers Darpa Millions to Natural History Museum
* By Katie Drummond
Darpa, the Pentagon’s far-out science division, is known for beyond-the-bleeding-edge research into thinking machines and shapeshifting drones. But over the last five years, the agency has also given $10 million to New York City’s 140 year-old American Museum of Natural History, of all places. Thank a powerful and controversial lawmaker for this collaboration between a far-out military branch and an iconic institution best known for its display of mummies and dinosaur bones.

OK, earmarks bad, yes. But let's not condemn this one too quickly; this could be scary-cool:

Give me your oil!