Archives for November, 2010

Spidey Battles Doc Ock…at Brookhaven?

It was July 1976. The nation was busy celebrating its bicentennial, a gallon of gas cost 60 cents, and the Yankees were heading for their first postseason in 12 years, but the real action was at Brookhaven National Laboratory, scene of a life-and-death battle between Spiderman, Doctor Octopus, and the Ghost of Hammerhead. That’s right,…

Just One Word…Plastics

This one-liner from the 1967 classic “The Graduate” might have made Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) cringe: But 43 years later, it’s obvious that Mr. McQuire was onto something. Today, it’s hard to imagine life without plastic, from brushing your teeth in the morning to pouring yourself a glass of milk. We produce so much of…