Category: Science and Technology

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Briefly, on the STEM vs Humanities debate

It’s one thing to be critical of some of the excesses. It’s quite another to suggest that there’s something inherently wrong with people who work within STEM disciplines.

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Thursday Throughput: Nuclear Explosion Edition

So if you are standing next to a nuclear bomb, you will experience conditions similar to the core of the Sun. But…don’t worry. You won’t experience them for very long.

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Heisenberg’s Billboard

’90s music is messed up for the same reason my suburban Seattle city isn’t the most dangerous city in the United States.  And that reason colors everything you consume on the internet

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Thursday Throughput for 9/12/19

I don’t think there are enough exclamation points out there for me to express how gob-smacking this is.

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Thursday Throughput for 8/22/19

A new treatment for Ebola, if administered early, can cut the fatality rate to 6%, a stunning reduction from the normal rate of 75%. We now have this and a working vaccine.

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Thursday Throughput for 8/1/19

I’m not one of the “we have 12 years to save the planet” doomsayers. But it does feel like we are approaching an inflection point. We will survive; but our options for how we will survive are narrowing rapidly.

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Pushing On a String

Donald Trump promised to restore the glory days of coal. It’s not happening.

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Thursday Throughput for July 18, 2019

People talk about American Greatness. Well, astrophysics, if I do say so myself, is one the places where America is truly great.

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Tech Tuesday – Spooky Action Edition

To be honest, this is the first I’ve heard of Octonions, and when I first read the title, I wasn’t entirely certain they weren’t talking about a layered root vegetable.

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Thursday Throughput for July 4, 2019

This has happened to me. More than once. In her defense, I think she was probably just nervous. So I post it more for amusement than mocking.

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Thursday Throughput for June 20, 2019

I really hope to live long enough to discover that we aren’t completely alone, even if the neighbors are only one-celled organisms.

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