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April 20th, 2021 - 12:27 pm § in Environment, Science

What if you predict a global threat, and turn out to be right?

He was one of the first to warn us the world was getting hotter. He’s not happy he was right. In the autumn of 1969, a young doctoral student thumbs through a magazine published by his alma mater, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Vietnam War is raging. Richard Nixon is president. The[...]

April 12th, 2021 - 5:55 pm § in Misc., Science

Navy still puzzled by mystery drones

They’re being called UFOs, but probably were sophisticated drones, and the Navy says it still doesn’t know where they came from or who they belonged to. Half a dozen of the drones “pursued” several Navy ships conducting exercises off the California coast in July 2019 (see map[...]

April 10th, 2021 - 12:23 am § in Science

Gravitational illusion (video)

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April 7th, 2021 - 2:29 pm § in Science

Science: Secrets of 5,700-year-old chewing gum

“In Denmark, archaeologists have unearthed a 5,700-year-old type of ‘chewing gum’ with a complete ancient human genome of a likely dark-skinned, dark-haired and blue-eyed woman closely related to the hunter-gatherers from mainland Europe” (artist’s reconstruction, left)[...]

April 7th, 2021 - 1:38 pm § in Health, Humor, Science

The $299 supermask

So many people are so stupid about Covid-19 that masks probably will be with us forever, even for folks who’ve been vaccinated, because none of the vaccines are 100% effective at warding off stupidity. And, anyway, facial masks are becoming fashion items. You can even get them with polka dots [...]

April 5th, 2021 - 10:08 pm § in Misc., Science

Clinton’s CIA director “open” to UFOs

R. James Woolsey (photo left, bio here), who ran the CIA from 1993 to 1995, says he’s “open” to the possibility of alien life, and claims, “There are a lot more sightings than have been made public,” the U.K.-based tabloid Daily Mail reported on Monday, April 5, 2021. T[...]

March 31st, 2021 - 10:23 pm § in America, Misc., Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science

Isaac Asimov: Quote of the Day

Old quote, new day, and some things never change. “It’s hard to quarrel with that ancient justification of the free press: ‘America’s right to know.’ It seems almost cruel to ask, ingenuously, ‘America’s right to know what, please? Science? Mathematics? Economics? Forei[...]

March 17th, 2021 - 2:35 pm § in Business, Environment, Science

Is climate denial on its last legs?

Not really. Republicans and their brainwashed followers will be around for a long time. But the industry coalition that has funded and supported climate denial for decades appears to be cracking apart, according to this article in The Atlantic. Here’s an excerpt: “If you read a lot of cl[...]

March 9th, 2021 - 10:00 pm § in Economics, Science

Kenya’s energy bonanza

Tectonic movement is tearing Africa apart, and along the fracture line (photo below), the earth’s molten rock comes close enough to the surface to create steam that can be captured by economically feasible wells. The steam can then be used to drive turbines that generate electricity. On the h[...]