Category Archives: Science and Mathematics

The Birth of Science: May 28, 585 BC

Solar Eclipse of Thales The Eclipse of Thales was a solar eclipse that was, according to The Histories of Herodotus, accurately predicted by the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus. If Herodotus’s account is accurate, this eclipse is the earliest recorded … Continue reading

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Fukushima: Eight Years On

Nuclear Waste There’s a lot of talk these days about climate change and sea pollution, but we tend to forget that a lot of our present problems may have been triggered by this event, eight years ago. Nuclear power was … Continue reading

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Is This the Real Thing or Just a Fantasy?

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai… (1984) I never saw this one during its initial cinema run. I suspect a lot of other people didn’t, as well. It had a budget of US$14M, but recouped only about half that at the … Continue reading

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March 14th (3.14): Pi Day

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A Fishing Tale Depends on the Angler

The Media Slant Determines the Angle This started out as a dream about how media bias determines the stories we see every day. Then it developed into a specific instance where this might be evident: a fish story. And I … Continue reading

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Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

The Holographic Universe I’m reading David Icke’s latest book, “Everything You Need To Know But Have Never Been Told”. On page 33, he repeats a story that he’s written about before. “I have told the story in other books which … Continue reading

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This is News?

Earth Hit by Mars-size Planet Sometimes, it takes a while for science to catch up. Take this news story for example: More than 4.4 billion years ago, scientists believe, a Mars-size planet dubbed Theia slammed into the proto-Earth, blasting huge … Continue reading

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