Category Archives: science
It’s hard not to imagine standing there, as far from home as you could be. More super interesting stuff from the Rosetta Probe.
“Evidence shows that the most insular scientific communities have led the march away from elaborated sentences in favor of complex, compressed nouns: Science articles in specialist publications such as the Journal of Cell Biology contain fewer relative clauses and more … Continue reading
Biggest dinosaur ever discovered does not have a name yet. Come on, you assholes! Brontosaurus! BRONTOSAURUS! BRONTOSAURUS!
Why hasn’t some paleontologist named a newly-discovered sauropod “brontosaurus” sometime in the last 100 years? That would keep me from having to hear from pedants that what people still call a brontosaurus is really an apatosaurus, again and again and … Continue reading
You know how it’s said that a hybrid gets better city mileage than highway mileage because 1) the gas engine shuts off when the car is stopped, and 2) because of regenerative braking? That’s gotta be bullshit, and here’s why: … Continue reading
David Attenborough – Wikipedia Is there a more excellent 83 year old man out there? Check out the “Favourite Attenborough moments” on the wikipedia page, and this:
You know how scientists and historians are liable to liken the total time civilization has existed versus the total time the earth has existed to “the blink of an eye?” At the drop of a hat? I’ve always taken their … Continue reading
Could Twitter’s Realtime World Blur Our Moral Compass? Emotions linked to our moral sense such as admiration and compassion- awaken slowly in the mind, according to a new study from a neuroscience group show that emotions linked to our sense … Continue reading
Large Hadron Collider Down Until 2009 | Wired Science from Wired.com On Sept. 18, the news from CERN, the organization that runs the LHC, was that an electrical problem involved with a cooling system caused a helium leak that would … Continue reading
Roman calendar – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The fact that we use the same month names as the Romans encourages us to assume that a Roman date occurred on the same Julian date as its modern equivalent. This assumption is … Continue reading
There are constraints written into the fabric of the world which we do not see but are nevertheless there. It’s fun to talk about planetary, stellar, and galactic civilizations as if we will inevitably progress to them; it’s fun. But … Continue reading
Draft of climate report maps out ‘highway to extinction’ – CNN.com “The worst stuff is not going to happen because we can’t be that stupid,” said Harvard University oceanographer James McCarthy, who was a top author of the 2001 version … Continue reading