Category Archives: Science

Meet Our New Hero!

Several Scissorheads have pointed me to this story, which I must admit, has MPS all over it (eww, gross): Astrophysicist gets magnets stuck up nose while inventing coronavirus device He’s one of us! An Australian astrophysicist has been admitted to … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Scissorheads Rule | 20 Comments

Isolation v. Quarantine

I didn’t realize that there is a difference between quarantine and isolation, and the 538 Blog is here to tell us why about why a quarantine is not such a good idea:   The first quarantines date at least as … Continue reading

Posted in Pandemics, Science | 14 Comments

Splat Earther

I know I’m gonna get dragged for that headline… The WaPo has the polite one: ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes, who wanted to prove the flat-Earth theory, dies in homemade-rocket disaster The plan: Float dozens of miles high in a balloon, then … Continue reading

Posted in Science, snark, Space!, War on Science | 19 Comments

Go Greta!

Speaking of world-class trolling:

Posted in climate change, Greta Thunberg, Heroes, Science | 3 Comments

We Did Big Things Once

This is pretty great: ‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ light show on Washington Monument to mark Apollo 11. The celebration includes projecting an image of the Saturn V rocket on the Washington Monument. Saturday will be the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Space! | 9 Comments

Great Signs, Cont.

QED, Bitchez!

Posted in Great Signs, Science | 4 Comments

Trump Admin: Deny Climate Change For the Children

Hey guys, remember William Happer? You know, the nutty guy who compared sweet innocent and healthful carbon dioxide to the jews during the Holocaust? What’s he been up to lately? Newsweek: “Trump administration national security official repeatedly consulted with, and … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, Lord Damp Nut, The Russian Usurper, Science, War on Science | 3 Comments

To The Moon With You!

Apollo 11 in Real Time: A real-time journey through the first landing on the Moon. This is so cool, fellow-nerds! It really is like reliving when we landed on the moon, minute by minute. You can join it in progress … Continue reading

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Stable Genius: To the moon with you!

For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon – We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of … Continue reading

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Bill Nye The Science Guy: ‘The Planet is on Eff’ing Fire’

Yup, he says a swear, so you know this isn’t PBS. It’s a long segment, but so worth it; stay to the end. You might want to save it for lunchtime (NSFW).

Posted in climate change, Science, War on Science | 5 Comments