Category Archives: Science

Magical Thinking From Prznint Stupid

Lord Damp Nut’s public comments (not the crimes he confesses to Bob Woodward) on climate change and the Trump-Virus should are weirdly similar. Let’s compare and contrast! “It’ll start getting cooler. You just watch…I don’t think science knows, actually.” — … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

A quick lightning round of Facebook in the news before Comcast continues their daily mischief! (I’ll keep adding to this until I cannot – the truck is outside!) Fact-check of viral climate misinformation quietly removed from Facebook “…The article, authored … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, Facebook or Faceberg, global climate change, Homophobia, Lord Damp Nut, The Russian Usurper, Science, Social Media, Transphobia, Your Kind Cannot Pee Here | 5 Comments

What’s Wrong With Facebook now?

And here we go again: How CO2 boosters’ op-ed slipped by Facebook fact-checkers A team of climate scientists working as approved fact checkers for Facebook evaluated a post last year by a White House-connected group that claims the world needs … Continue reading

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Failure to Launch

The SpaceX failure to send Americans into space yesterday really isn’t a politics story… until it was. NYTimes (emphasis mine): At Cape Canaveral, Trump’s Search for a Heroic Narrative Is Thwarted “For President Trump, it was a chance to rewrite … Continue reading

Posted in Lord Damp Nut, The Russian Usurper, Science, Space!, Technology | 14 Comments

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