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Question About Human Vision and Missiles

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Global warming continues.The data for ocean heat content for the first quarter of this year came out the other day for the global regions 0-700 meters and

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Up until now I thought that global warming would have a significant impact on crop yields, both in the US and elsewhere.But I've gathered some numbers, and I'm so sure anymore -- at least for US farmers/farming corps.My understanding was taken from papers like this one:“For wheat,

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Great Lakes Profile

I just think this is a cool & interesting graphic:

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Will the Falling Chinese Satellite Hit Someone?

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I've recently come across a few free, online climate textbooks, and thought it worth mentioning here.A great introduction to the basics:Introduction to Climate Science, Andreas Schmittner, Oregon State University.For

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My Plastic Brain by Caroline Williams

From my mailbox:My Plastic Brain: One Wom

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The best obit I've read: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/14/stephen-hawking-obituary

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When the Statue of Liberty Gets Sea Walls

Last night I started watching The Expanse on Amazon Prime. It's been really good scifi so far, and has that nitty-gritty view of future space travel, more Firefly than Star Trek, but even grittier. It's set 200 years in the future, and in an early episode there was this short cut of the Statue of Liberty, with sea wa

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When you read this blog, is the page too wide for your screen?Do you have to scroll right in order to see what's beyond the post itself -- the "About Me" module, "Blog Archive," "Good Links," etc.?I do. So I'm wondering if everyone has the same problem. Other blogspot blogs read fine in my browser.

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A few years ago, mathematician Ian Stewart published a book titled 17 Equations That Changed The World. It's an interesting list:

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A few years ago, mathematician Ian Stewart published a book titled 17 Equations That Changed The World. It's an interesting list:

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What can you even do when climate deniers won't agree to the basic rules of arithmetic??Ed Berry is a physicist who earned his PhD back in the Mesozoic era. From Caltech, no less. He now lives in Montana as a mountain man, battling long-horned sheep for food, coming into to

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What can you even do when climate deniers won't agree to the basic rules of arithmetic??Ed Berry is a physicist who earned his PhD back in the Mesozoic era. From Caltech, no less. He now lives in Montana as a mountain man, battling long-horned sheep for food, coming into to

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Fulgarite - When Lightening Strikes Sand

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This is an astonishing graph:

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This is an astonishing graph:

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From KarlMagnus Petersson‏ on Twitter:

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From KarlMagnus Petersson‏ on Twitter:

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The science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin recently died (she lived in Portland, Oregon for decades), and since I hadn't read anything by her I thought I better get started. So I picked The Left Hand of Darkness, her breakthrough book published in 1

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The science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin recently died (she lived in Portland, Oregon for decades), and since I hadn't read anything by her I thought I better get started. So I picked The Left Hand of Darkness, her breakthrough book published in 1

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(Besides the orbiting red roadster, I mean)

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(Besides the orbiting red roadster, I mean)

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I think this is hilarious:

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I think this is hilarious:

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We all know by now -- or should know -- that ocean heat content (OHC) is easily the best metric of a global energy imbalance -- about 93% of the trapped heat goes there.At least,

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