Arguing that something happening one way in the past means it can only happen that way is an illogical appeal to history.
Scientists measure the Earth’s temperature three ways – stationary surface thermometers, satellite-based microwave detectors, and balloon-carried thermometers.
Our lives are full of Kodak moments, even now. The New York Times estimates there will be 1.3 trillion photos taken this year. Granted, the signal:noise ratio is low. A vast majority of […]
Saturday Video Roundup is Science Video Roundup today.
The 2017 remake of the manga classic is marvelous to behold, but not especially filling emotionally. Went to see Ghost in the Shell the other day. In IMAX. IMAX 3-D, to be precise. […]
Large cuts to NOAA research, satellite operations will degrade weather forecasting and military preparedness
Donald wants to dramatically cut government funded research and satellite operations performed by NOAA without affecting the military. It won’t work.
In the absence of rules and sheriffs, bandits will multiply. The end game of the heavily mediated engine driving American political strife boils down to these questions: What is the appropriate size […]
Should artists retain the rights to their work and images after they die? Jane Austen, zombies and undead mashups
What do we want from our art – novelty or originality? “The… idea, then, is that every technology has a philosophy which is given expression in how the technology makes people use […]
No, famous people won’t stop dying on January 1. But we lost too many bright lights this year and we hope that 2017 will be better. Here’s a list of noteworthy people who […]
Can new procedures tell us who killed the child pageant queen? Were there multiple murderers? According to NBC News, “new DNA testing is planned in the unsolved murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey.” […]