Monthly Archives: February 2018

Arctic Warming Wednesday

An alarming heatwave in the sunless winter Arctic is causing blizzards in Europe and forcing scientists to reconsider even their most pessimistic forecasts of climate change. Although it could yet prove to be a freak event, the primary concern is … Continue reading

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Tit for Tat Tuesday

Before I get into the absurdities of “Russiagate” and McCarthyism 2.0, let me point out that I do, in fact, dislike Donald Trump and the Republican Party establishment. I also dislike Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party establishment. Those feelings … Continue reading

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Atom Monday

Ever wonder what an atom looks like? These building blocks of ordinary matter are a million times smaller than a strand of hair, making them impossible to see, even under a microscope. That is, until now. David Nadlinger, a Ph.D. … Continue reading

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Pink Sunday

  SPOTLESS SUN SPARKS PINK AURORAS: On Feb. 23rd the sun was completely blank (no sunspots) and NOAA classified solar activity as “very low.” Nevertheless, this happened: “Despite the blank sun, we witnessed a beautiful display of auroras,” reports photographer Andrei … Continue reading

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Fake Saturday Reading

Could “fake news” have helped determine the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Social media users and intensely partisan news broadcasts disseminated a massive number of messages during the campaign. Many of these messages demonized candidates and seriously distorted the … Continue reading

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Robo-Fido Thursday

It appears that, just like their flesh and blood counterparts, you just can’t put a good robot dog down, even if you’re a human fighting it for control of a door. Boston Dynamics’ well-mannered four-legged machine SpotMini has already proved … Continue reading

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