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Put Up or Shut Up

As they did here in Canada, the federal government in the United States is trying to get science to comply with their preferred view of the world. They seem to think that if they say something loudly enough, then it … Continue reading

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Balloon Launch System

I’m linking to this story about high altitude balloons because it has a small reference to the balloon-based rocket launch system that I wrote about in the Green Comet Trilogy. It’s nice to know that my idea wasn’t impractical. [Zhou … Continue reading

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What Emotion is That?

Photo Credit: .kleine. cc-by-nc-sa. via The Only Emotions I Can Feel are Anger and Fear – The Seattle Star You don’t have to be a psychopath or a sociopath to have trouble feeling or identifying your emotions. You could have … Continue reading

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Continental Drift

Alfred Wegener had a lot of evidence for continental drift, but he didn’t have an explanation for how they did it. He had the curious way South America and Africa looked as if they should fit together. This was noticed … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s and Pollution

Researchers have found evidence of a link between living in a polluted megacity and developing Alzheimer’s. (Read my previous Alzheimer Disease posts, one with a correlation to a cynical, distrustful nature, and one looking at the syndrome’s roots early in … Continue reading

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Alfred Wegener

Alfred Lothar Wegener was born in Berlin, Germany on November 1st, 1880. He was the youngest of the five children of Richard Wegener, clergyman, theologian and classical language teacher. The family was well-off enough to own a vacation home, as … Continue reading

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Wikipedia – The Free Online Encyclopedia

I have cited Wikipedia in many of my posts, and I’ve done it with no shame. Not everyone has shared my enthusiasm, though. Many people have used Wikipedia as an example of what is wrong with getting your information from … Continue reading

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It’s Never Aliens

It was a good year for aliens. Whether it was the fluctuations in the brightness of Tabby’s star, the oddly shaped interstellar visitor that passed through the Solar System, or a spate of sightings of UFOs, aliens received a lot … Continue reading

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Why Are Women Accused of Witchcraft

Why are women accused of witchcraft? Study in rural China gives clue Rural China sheds light on the role of witchcraft in society. Republished with permission from The Conversation. Ruth Mace, Author provided Ruth Mace, UCL From medieval witch hunts … Continue reading

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NASA Video – 2017 Hurricanes

NASA has compiled a two minute video showing the interactions between the major hurricanes of 2017 with the aerosols dust, smoke and sea salt. The dust (brown) can be seen coming from the Sahara and heading out over the Atlantic … Continue reading

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