The new site redesign is now live! Thanks to some beautiful artwork by my friend Corby, and some ugly html hacks by me, Modern Dragons now features a dragon. Speaking of which, it's high time to answer the question:
What's a Modern Dragon anyway?
Back in the Middle Ages, cartographers used to (anecdotally, at least) mark unknown or dangerous territories on their maps with the Latin phrase, HIC SVNT DRACONES-- literally, "Here be Dragons". By metaphor, then, the purpose of this blog is to locate, explore, and perhaps take a swing at the analogous dragons in our modern age-- the puzzles, frontiers, and dangerous elements within science, culture, and this terribly uncertain future of ours.