Over Easy: Science

By: Monday February 23, 2015 4:21 am

Glad that of all the tripe that went on at last night’s Oscars, Stephen Hawking got recognized for the pre-eminent mind influencing so much, and giving us such a treasure by his examp


Climate Denier #Fakexpert Willie Soon Runs from Questions of Exxon Money

By: Sunday February 22, 2015 4:00 pm

Extra Extra! Read all about climate denial scientist Willie Soon’s dirty money from petrochemical billionaire Charles Koch, coal utility Southern Company, oil giant ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel companies to deny the science of climate change!

The last time I bumped into Willie Soon, I asked him if there was any explanation for some of the information in our latest round of documents indicating that his employer was eager to take money from ExxonMobil

Over Easy: Monday Science

By: Monday November 24, 2014 4:16 pm

Well, the holiday season begins. First, we have the holiday of Gluttony, then we have the holiday of Greed, then we have the holiday of Drunkenness. What a wonderful country!

Monday Science, Fukushima Update

By: Monday November 17, 2014 4:00 pm

Fukushima Update:

Arne Gundersen reports that Doctors in Japan are being threatened to keep radiation related illnesses quiet. Arne is a very reliable source, but he provides no evidence other than his statements. Still, I heave read this from other sources, though I don’t recall any Dr’s being cited by name as being repressed.

Pull Up a Chair: Art in Science, Science in Art

By: Saturday November 15, 2014 4:00 am

It’s always enriching to see things in a new way, don’t you think?

Ready in just a few hundred million years

By: Friday November 7, 2014 1:30 am

Just in time for John McCain’s second billionth appearance on “Meet the Press.”

Ryan White, Kaci Hickox, and the Lessons We Still Haven’t Learned

By: Saturday November 1, 2014 9:15 am

As I have watched the unfolding story of Kaci Hickox in New England, I can’t help but feel as if I’ve seen this movie before. Does the name Ryan White ring a bell? How about Korematsu v. United States?

Yes, I’m old. But it’s the job of the old to remember these things, so that we don’t repeat them yet again.

Now get off my lawn.

Video: Republican Climate Deniers in 2014 Election

By: Tuesday October 28, 2014 7:14 pm

This video is a mixture of painfully-awkward, hilarious, and infuriating at the reality of the political system in which we are supposedly represented. Courtesy of Lee Fang, for Republic Report and Huffington Post.

And there’s more out there, if you can bear it. I promise that the end of this blog will not be as pessimistic as what follows.

Fukushima Update

By: Monday October 13, 2014 3:22 pm

Well, a lot has been happening at Ol’ Fuku (gotta love that abbreviation).

Reactor #1 is still generally unapproachable for any length of time. The plan is to begin debris removal in late 2015. The location and status of the corium is unknown for sure, but the last set of radiation readings indicate to me that most of the corium is in the torus.

Reactor #2 is unapproachable currently.

Monday Science: Fukushima Update

By: Monday August 11, 2014 4:12 pm

Fukushima Update:

Well, Attaturk stole some of my thunder, so I’ll refer you there. I should note that 2021 date is fiction: They are unlikely to even be able to enter that part of #3 by then. And even if they do, I don’t know what they’ll find. That different explosion scattered fuel rod chunks everywhere and a lot of that is probably still in the building.

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