Stories by Scott Thill

Scott Thill runs the online mag Morphizm.com. His writing has appeared on Salon, XLR8R, All Music Guide, Wired and others. subscribe to Scott Thill's feed

Posted on: Jul 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Tens of thousands of parents are refusing to accept the medical research that shows little correlation between vaccines and autism.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Too much CO2 in the air and not enough oxygen in the oceans may release a toxic dose of hydrogen sulfide -- an unheralded executioner.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Countries yoked to America's currency, and therefore its cratering empire, want to kick the dollar to the curb. And that's bad news for the U.S.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Nearly a third of the country's food supply comes from California, but drought there may be a catastrophe for farmers -- and the rest of us.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Ice cubes the size of American states are melting into the ocean; we face frightening scenarios and tough choices for coastal habitation.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

At worst, it could spell the end of America as a superpower and destroy the global economy as we know it.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Once the topic of arcane science, defense research and conspiracy theories, wider questions emerge on the role humans played in recent earthquakes.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Global warming deniers keep pointing to snowstorms as proof that climatologists are wrong. But both extreme heat and cold are on tap.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Bill Richardson believes we need to "rethink and decriminalize" our cannabis laws. Now that he's in office, he has the chance to achieve it.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A dystopian sci-fi fantasy may soon be coming to fruition on a battlefield near you.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

L.A. has two options: Pray for rain, or suck off Northern California's supply. Guess which one it's going to try first?

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Failing banks? Endless war? Call Homeland Security.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The controversial oil magnate has made headlines for a supposed conversion to cleaner energy, but there's ample reason to be suspicious.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

An American financier is pitching a vast theme park in Baghdad, not out of kindness, but as he says, "for profit."

Posted on: Jul 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

With multiple crises on the horizon, survivalist views don't seem as marginal as they did before.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Bush has set about destroying the decades-old lenders for good, plunging his knife into the backs of programs that helped normal Americans.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In California there were 8,000 lightning strikes in one event, and that was months before fire season. There is more of that in store across the West.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The new book <i>Curse of the Black Gold</i> shows how Nigeria may be the epicenter of the full-blown resource wars to come.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Google's motto is "Don't be evil." But when it comes to its environmental impact, some think the company can't live up to its own hype.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Will their ignorance ever catch up with them?

Posted on: Jun 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The fate of global food production has now become the chief terror of the future.

Posted on: May 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The rise of environmental disasters from climate change and destruction of ecosystems will create a surge of refugees across the planet.

Posted on: May 12, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Hedge funds exploited the misfortunes of those caught beneath currency, housing and internet bubbles, and got paid by the boatload.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2008, Source: WireTap

For every Minuteman who beats his chest at the border, there are many more immigration rights supporters.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Injecting nitric oxide into the penises of sedated cats is just one of the newly discovered bizarre studies conducted by the tobacco industry.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2008, Source: AlterNet

By rewarding the criminals and screwing the victims, the Federal Reserve's behavior feeds into rumors and conspiracy about its true function.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

While scientists hash out human growth hormone's health risks, stars like Sly Stallone and ordinary guys are shelling out millions for fast results.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Monsanto doesn't want consumers to know the truth about the milk they're drinking. The corporation's monopoly is at stake.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Despite the Clemens saga in Congress, money, not morality will determine whether human growth hormone becomes an every day drug.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The National Park Service is considering confining protests to a designated area.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The media pounced on his admitted love of weed and coke but did little to investigate the prescription drugs that did him in.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

An experimental study that treats PTSD veterans with the drug MDMA could make life after war a lot more livable.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

As housing markets tank, "trash-outs" are on the rise, leaving owners, lenders and banks fighting over who should pay the clean-up bill.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The government-backed lender is embroiled in a murky battle.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Meet the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Desalination plants are popping up all over the world, but they may very well make the environmental crisis worse.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2007, Source: AlterNet

If our government really is a corporation and Bush is its CEO, we're all likely to be self-employed contractors out of a job.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Bush has a socialized health plan, yet he is against offering one to low-income kids. Find out why and how you can help overturn his veto of a children's health insurance bill.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Under Bush, terror has become a justification for any and every abuse of power.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Hedge funds have helped create a counterfeit economy that some experts say could lead to another full-blown economic depression.

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