Does men’s dominance of Scrabble prove there’s no sexism in science? Eh, not quite.
You are trying to balance two environmental disasters against each other, with catastrophe looming on either end.
What companies (and the rest of us) can do to shore up our data security.
Want to hear me discussing astronomy in a bar?
A better understanding of the toll football takes on its players might convince you: American Football should be abolished.
No, a quarter of millennials are not experiencing PTSD because of the election. A few months after the election, college students were still a bit stressed by it. Which makes them like everyone else.
Gingerbread, obviously. And the Galaxy S3.
If our climate change approach comes at the expense of economic growth, it is neither the wealthy nor the white that will bear the cost.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday covering Ammonia as fuel, making the Star Trek Tricoder, turning CO2 solid with a battery, Japanese innovation in space and baby elevators, cheap metal decontaminating water, simulated avalanches, and more
Animal-Based research is silent fraud, but new technology may be making this wasteful practice obsolete.
Are phone makers about to force their phones onto carriers?
Accusations sometimes exist, persist, or are dismissed due to the ambiguity of what we don’t know. In the future, we’ll know more of it.
And never code in plus, plus C
I am so ready for that mythical pleasant Arizona winter.
I’ve got a recycling post I’m working on, but finding time to do it justice is an issue. Until then, here are some recent links.
Move is done, we are settled, so I am back at it!
The straw ban isn’t the problem; the idea that the straw ban is some kind of bridge to solving bigger problems is. Because straw bans are easy; effecting real change is hard.
Oscar has been kinda absent the past few weeks. Here’s why.
I’m on vacation this week, so it’s a short set of links.
An anecdote about decision making in the information age.
RIP, Stephen Hawking
Due to two basic facts, universal time doesn’t solve a theoretical problem.
Everyone will remember the gimmick, but that is the sideshow.
This year will be a crucial one for the New York-based company.
A human-readable writeup of yesterday’s technology news.
I note the recent story about UFOs and consider burdens of proof required to convince of their existence and compare with burdens of proof in the debate over theism.
In which I also agree with Antonin Scalia.
So I recently discovered Steven Universe. I fully recommend it (it’s on Cartoon Network and Hulu). Some people on Tumblr, etc. get a little too into it, but it is quite smart. Don’t let the animation style make you think it isn’t.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving for those in the US (or not in the US, but who celebrate it anyway). We are reprising our plan from last year, which is to meet up with some friends at the local Brazilian Steakhouse. My Portuguese is a little rusty, but I’m pretty sure the name of the place translates to “Meat Coma”.
This is why science can’t have nice things…
Better pickings this time around. Enjoy folks!
The rule of the road is less risky is better than more risky, but there is no unrisky.
Back from Disneyland. If you find yourself at California Adventure, the ride ‘Soaring’ is a treat. And ‘California Screaming’ is a respectable roller coaster.
There’ll be weather, whether or not.
Curves And Surfaces are SEXY!
Pickings were kinda thin these past two weeks, lots of stories that were ho-hum variations on topics discussed before. But there was still some stuff that caught my eye.