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  • The Red-eyes are Coming! Thu, 1 Apr 21, 8:00am
    ":Brood X, made up of billions of individuals, is expected to appear in 18 states in the next few weeks . . . . "
  • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Research News LAWRENCE — Traditional burial in a graveyard has environmental costs. Graves can take up valuable land, leak embalming chemicals and involve nonbiodegradable materials like concrete,…
  • But here is the interesting part. In the introduction to this episode, Tunney (Harry Anderson), has a conversation with his funder about the safety of the project and its goal, being "The Cause", more than a year before the...
  • A True Shaggy Dog Story Sun, 11 Oct 20, 4:00am
    The brilliant zoologist and “bone whisperer” Susan J. Crockford has a new paper just published in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.
  • Ladybug Lost Mon, 28 Sep 20, 11:56am
    This is the time of year that ladybugs start to look for places to spend the winter. They don’t migrate like songbirds, but hibernate, more like bears or turtles. Many of us find ladybugs inside our homes once the weather...
  • If verified, the mass-energy-information equivalence principle will show that information is a physical, dominant, fifth state of matter, and digital bits will outnumber atoms on Earth -- it's just a matter of time.
  • A special type of aurora, draped east-west across the night sky like a glowing pearl necklace, is helping scientists better understand the science of auroras and their powerful drivers out in space.
  • A brief tale of wind and steam Thu, 6 Aug 20, 7:00pm
    About a year ago I read in a Dutch national newspaper an article which elaborately and somewhat aggressively argued that if you had the choice between, say, a 1000MW gas-fired power plant and a few thousands windmill generators...
  • The Deadliest Animal in the World Thu, 30 Jul 20, 7:00am
    “What makes mosquitoes so dangerous? Despite their innocuous-sounding name—Spanish for “little fly”—they carry devastating diseases. The worst is malaria, which kills more than 600,000 people every year...."
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Sturddlefish Tue, 28 Jul 20, 3:00am
    What is a struddlefish when it wakes up in the morning?  A creature created by a mistake in a Hungarian fish breeding lab.
  • When a bird changes its song . . . Sat, 25 Jul 20, 3:00am
    I like birds – big birds, small birds, common birds, rare birds – all kinds of birds.  I have fed them in my backyard for years and watched then wherever my travels have taken me.  I am not your typical birder – I...
  • Diamond Princess Mysteries Tue, 17 Mar 20, 12:00pm
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach OK, here are my questions. We had a perfect petri-dish coronavirus disease (COVID-19) experiment with the cruise ship “Diamond Princess”. That’s the cruise ship that ended...
  • The Math Of Epidemics Sat, 14 Mar 20, 4:00pm
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Watts Up With That is about more than just the climate. It’s also about interesting things in the world. So if you’re looking for just climate, this isn’t the post for you....
  • The Hot And Cold Of Space Sat, 29 Feb 20, 1:00am
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For those who enjoy mathematical puzzles, I’m putting this one out there for your pleasure. Suppose we have a 1 metre by 1 metre by 1 metre concrete block floating in outer space. For...
  • Fun With Lunar Temperatures Fri, 14 Feb 20, 5:00am
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A while ago, I wrote a post called “The Moon Is A Cold Mistress”. In that post I discussed how the average temperature is not accurate when there are huge swings in temperature....
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