No SciFi prepared you for what’s really coming
1. Observing the Impossible
It started with a bit of a crime mystery.
In the mid-1980s, at the shores of the Oneida Lake, next to the town of Syracuse, NY, some geochemists were baffled: the manganese dioxide sludge at the bottom of the lake was somehow dissolving into the water — and fast. The chemists’ problem was, that manganese dioxide is, for all practical purposes, insoluble. So insoluble in fact, that it…