Archive for the 'Science & Technology' Category

THIS IS CALLED GRAVITY…

January 28th, 2016

TIME NOW TO BREAK FREE FROM FOSSIL FUELS…

January 23rd, 2016

Will Bates of 350.org writes: Dear friend, It’s official: this week NASA confirmed that 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded. And it’s not just warmer weather that people have been feeling. The impacts of a climate being cooked by a reckless fossil fuel industry are being felt right around the world. From devastating flooding […]

PATHETIC, SIMPLY PATHETIC…

January 22nd, 2016

So, media is frustrated because technology is thwarting their need to demand we watch their commercials and like the petulant children they are, they are resorting to holding their breath until they turn blue. Guess what, I don’t care. I don’t need to watch Larry Wilmore so badly that I’m willing to turn off ad […]

2015 WAS THE HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD…

January 21st, 2016

Damian Carrington, writing in 2015 smashes record for hottest year, final figures confirm for The Guardian ledes: 2015 smashed the record for the hottest year since reporting began in 1850, according to the first full-year figures from the world’s three principal temperature estimates. Data released on Wednesday by the UK Met Office shows the average […]

THE WAY SCIENCE WORKS…

January 20th, 2016

That which will kill us is not what we don’t know, but what we believe we know that is false.

IN ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY, ONLY 24 MEN HAVE…

December 14th, 2015

Maybe this is why we continue to be so full of ourselves.

PLAYING CHICKEN WITH OUR ONLY PLANET…

November 7th, 2015

The essay below also appears today in the North Royalton edition of The Post. We cannot sanely burn the carbon reserves—oil, natural gas and coal—now on the corporate books. What is this bizarre reality where we waste hundreds of millions of dollars searching for more? One driven by greed so strong that the people responsible […]

I LOVE ME SOME CRINKYDINKS…

September 26th, 2015

Yet another reason to not drive Adolf Hitler’s people’s car.

WARNING: ADOBE FLASH PLAYER UNSAFE…

July 14th, 2015

This morning I got the warning that Adobe Flash Player was unsafe. I did a little checking and found: Mozilla has added all versions of Adobe Flash up to the most recent version 18.0.0.203 to the Firefox blocklist. Security researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in recent versions of Adobe Flash that have not been patched yet […]

HOW TO INFLATE A CONCRETE SHELTER…

June 1st, 2015

Behind my grandparents’ home on Front Street in Marietta, Ohio, between the garden and and the Marietta Boat Club on the bank of the Muskingum River, was a concrete boat. Not a boat for hauling concrete, but a boat made from concrete. I’m not sure how the relic from WW II came to be there, […]

FREAKIN’ AMAZING AT 1,962 FEET…!

April 15th, 2015

At 598 meters (1,962 ft) below the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, ROV Hercules encountered a magnificent sperm whale. The whale circled Hercules several times and gave our cameras the chance to capture some incredible footage of this beautiful creature. Encounters between sperm whales and ROVs are incredibly rare. E/V Nautilus is […]

WHAT WILL I DO…?

March 14th, 2015

The alarm bells of the climate crisis have been ringing in our ears for years and are getting louder all the time – yet humanity has failed to change course. What is wrong with us? Many answers to that question have been offered, ranging from the extreme difficulty of getting all the governments in the […]

CAN WE JUST STOP DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME…?

March 14th, 2015

Really could not care less that our economy somehow benefits from golf courses and retailers doing more business in the evenings.

I ALMOST BOUGHT A MACBOOK PRO, THEN…

March 12th, 2015

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows What’s a nerd to do…?

STAYING ANALOG, PAPER STILL COUNTS…

February 23rd, 2015

I have continued to go analog in many aspects of my life, but I still find the digital component important for sharing information through Have Coffee Will Write, The Writing On The Wal and emails. When writing fiction I still have my IBM Selectric II for first drafts, but I find my brain moves too […]

HOW MUCH SLEEP DO YOU GET; DO YOU NEED…?

February 20th, 2015

Can you recall the last time you remember enthusiastically telling you about the wonderful night’s sleep they had? Me neither. Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher Lydia DonCarlos, PhD, is a member of an expert panel that’s making new recommendations on how much sleep people need. The panel, convened by the National Sleep […]

THE NEW HOMEGROWN EVIL…

February 10th, 2015

Keef may be making a very unfunny point here. Given that the measles virus is more prevalent in other parts of the world, what would it take to transport infected children into the United States and visit every theme park and other places where unvaccinated people might gather?

WHEN CONSPIRACY THEORISTS TURN DEADLY…

February 7th, 2015

Post Disneyland (and anyone who thinks this story would have the same legs if the infections had occurred at some location without international recognition isn’t paying attention) we’re all talking about measles. Measles, a potentially deadly disease we declared eliminated (like polio) in the United States only 15 years ago. The Guardian has a story […]

ROALD AND THE WICKEDLY STUPID ANTI-VAXXERS…

February 3rd, 2015

In 1988, Roald Dahl wrote: Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting […]

I SEE EVIDENCE OF THIS EVERY SCHOOL DAY…

February 3rd, 2015

Parents have long suspected it, but now doctors have proof: the more time teenagers spend on computers or mobile phones, the less they sleep – especially if the gadget is used just before bedtime. The evidence is so strong, the experts said, that health watchdogs should overhaul guidelines for electronic device use by youngsters. The […]

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