more random tidbits worth a peek, including a new Henri le Chat video…
- New coronavirus from bats – related to SARS seen in several cases from Middle East. Looks nasty.
- Producing Ethylene via Photosynthesis – surpringly efficient, and easily capturably hydrocarbon ready from some petrochemistry. Still requires huge amounts of land (100,000 km2++ to make much difference, but so does anything that uses any solar to provide primary power
- Joe Polchinski (KITP, UCSB) on Firewalls and Black Holes – interesting developments on the black hole information paradox. Been keeping half an eye on it.
- Social Networking for higher research productivity – er, maybe.
- ASU Center for Science and the Imagination – featuring Neal Stephenson: I am Sooooo jealous
- Comet ISON – the Great Come of 2013 – hope you’re not superstitious. Brightness extrapolations for comets are interesting and worth pondering some more.
False positives: fraud and misconduct are threatening scientific research – well, psychology. Discovering the error of the first kind…
- Quantum Uncertainty – not just measurement? – more in the teasing apart of the mystery of classical quantum mechanics.
- Doing Good Science – Janet Stemwedel’s blog at Sci Am
- AstroWright – Jason Wright’s blog’s heating up
- Mahalo.ne.Trash John John’s blog on astro stuff
- Uncertain Principles – In case you hadn’t noticed Chad is back from hiatus
- So is Built on Facts
Ah oui, le Chat noir c’est returned:
Castration sans Representation!
Viva la Revolution!
PS: Zen and the Art of Astronomy Research – John John at astrobites