Scientists squabbling over whether Pluto is a planet proves one point beyond a shadow of a doubt: scientists can be just as stupid as anyone else. You probably don't care whether Pluto is a planet...but here's a news flash: Pluto doesn't care either.,
Several good reasons not to believe the latest hysterical assertions about the presence of aliens among us. Donald Trump is already on board.
These tricks will work on an acoustic piano. If you hold down a key gently enough for the note not to sound and hit the right other key sharply, a third predictable note will ring.
My wife, when having trouble sleeping, would sometimes ask me to tell her about the overtone series.
Then, early this morning, 4:15, 2 Oct 2020, I looked to my favorite constellation, Orion.
Who among us knew that there were at least five extinctions that set and reset the table for human beings to come into existence and 'dominate' life on the planet?
Saturn is quite a bit dimmer than Jupiter is, even though Saturn isn’t all that much smaller. It is, however, roughly twice as far from Earth as Jupiter is. That’s the main reason it’s dimmer. So I look at them and because I know that I can visualize the depth, that Saturn is dimmer by virtue of distance. I’ve never really been able to do that with celestial objects before.
Frankly, I thought that if China got there first, they’d just have bragging right for saving the planet.
Google News is currently featuring an article on a website called phys.org/news from Trinity College, Dublin, which is credited as the author of the article, with the following headline:"Scientists show solar system processes control the carbon cycle throughout Earth's history"
This is what it looks like at my house. Maybe I should go somewhere warm.
Every few days, another article pops up somewhere extolling the virtues of "reforestation" as the solution to the climate crisis. One article, published on Ecowatch on July 5, 2019, proclaims that "Planting Billions of Trees is the 'Best Climate Change Solution Available Today,'
This is another example of Google News shilling for questionable news articles because the Forbes article about Carbon Engineering (see below) makes absolutely no sense to me.
Numerous websites are now reporting that the Andomeda cluster, a galactic neighbor of ours, s on a collision course with our own Milky Way galaxy and that the Earth will probably be devoured....in just 3.5 billion years.
An Awful Irony
One of the biggest ideas I got out of it is that we shouldn't expect our lives to resemble those of our parents when we get to their age because what our lives look like at any given age is not determined by the age nearly as much as by the nature of us.
Salt. Everyone needs it. Some people spend their lives trying to avoid it. The ocean is running out of it.