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7 September 2011

The Latest and Best Symphony of Science

  If I try to show my wife even the most basic equation her eyes glaze over, but she loves this. So do I. For Americans, the long-haired dude is Brian Cox formerly of a British rock band who did the best two series on astronomy and cosmology since Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. Cox is an Astrophysicist with CERN. They aired on the BBC in the past two years and you …

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8 July 2011

Symphony of Science- The Story of Us

On the day that the last space shuttle climbs through the Florida skies, this is an especially poignant video to post. I cannot help but wonder if historians 75 years from now will mark this day as the end of the American century. A century of innovation and exploration unmatched in history. Let’s hope not, but either way man will continue to explore the unknown, because we are the most …

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2 January 2011

Let’s Hope 2011 is a Brighter Year for Science than 2010 Turned Out To Be

I write this blog because the natural world is  amazing and I want to share what I find out with others. My background is in atmospheric science but I try to post frequently on any aspect of science that meets my definition of wild. It’s sad that so many people get caught up in these end of world myths like 2012. Even more are seduced by such laughable myths like …

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24 October 2010

The Oldest Object Ever Photographed?

There is a paper in NATURE this week that has caught the attention of a lot of people. Even those who are not into astrophysics! Awhile back the Hubble telescope took the image you see below. See that little smudge? This image may contain the most distant and oldest object ever seen by human eyes. From European Southern Observatory/NASA Astronomer Matt Lehnert from the Observatoire de Paris and a team …

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31 July 2010

Oldest Greenland Ice Core Recovered

I’ve just returned today from Greenland and am looking forward to seeing my first “night” in 10 days! The 14 countries that have supported the NEEM ice core project got their money’s worth this week. The two year project to drill an ice core through 2,500 meters of ice finally reached Greenland rock. Where Is It The NEEM site is at 8,300 feet on top of the ice sheet. I arrived …

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17 July 2010

The Big One Itself is Now Melting- Amazing Pics

The Glacier Research Imaging Project (GRIP) has released some stunning images of Everest taken from the same spot In 1921 by George Mallory and in 2007. Go to the Asia Society web site and see the changes for yourself. Click the pic to go to the site. Compare that with Michael Mann’s famous graph. The reason scientist come to have faith in a theory is NEVER based on one single …

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3 July 2010

Drilling For Ancient Ice At The Top Of The World

On the 11th of January I was lucky enough to join a rather small club. Those who have stood at the very bottom of the world. WAIS DIVIDE While I saw a lot of the science underway in Antarctica, there was one site in Antarctica I didn’t get to see, WAIS Divide. The Western Antarctic Ice Shelf is the site of one of the most important science projects in the world …

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13 May 2010

Two Excellent Books- Astrophysics and Climate Change

Ok, I know I shot myself in the foot with that title. Geek books! Run! Well, this post is for my steady readers then 😉 I’m finishing two of the best popular science (aka science for the masses) books I have read in quite awhile. I actually love reading these type of books, because a really good expert can make me understand something you already know in a much better …

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14 March 2010

No Matter What You Call It- It's a waste of time and energy.

The U.S. has recently lengthened by one month the annual setting of the clocks ahead by one hour. If you are in the USA, the time to do this is 2 AM this Sunday morning 14 March. The UK, and most of western Europe, will not jump forward until 28 March. Supposedly, the first person to have the idea was none other than Ben Franklin who argued it would save …

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20 December 2009

The Known Universe

Well this speaks for itself-

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