Archives for January 15, 2009

This is the fourth in a series of reposts from gregladen.com on global warming. “Climate Studies” is a “causal” science. Most sciences are “causal” in nature, which is why the sciences and scientists are often loathed and distrusted by people in the humanities and some of the soft sciences. There is not the time or…

… like, when you hear it on playback from a tape recorder. Sound can reach the inner ear by way of two separate paths, and those paths in turn affect what we perceive. Air-conducted sound is transmitted from the surrounding environment through the external auditory canal, eardrum and middle ear to the cochlea, the fluid-filled…

Answer: Depends on the joke. The Czech EU presidency has apologised for an art installation it commissioned that lampoons national stereotypes. Czech Deputy Prime Minister Alexandr Vondra apologised directly to Bulgaria, which has formally complained over its depiction as a toilet… The following is a silent overview of the work: The quote above comes from…

This is the third in a series of reposts from gregladen.com on global warming. Why It Matters What you Burn and When you Burn It Carbon Dioxide is a deadly poison. It is about 50% heavier than air, so where it occurs in density, in mines or certain natural vents associated with volcanics, it can…

Deep Sea News Leaves Discovery.com!

In a truly breathtaking move, Deep Sea News, formerly of Scienceblogs.com, has left the newish blog network at Discovery.com to start their own, totally-Maverick blog called … Deep – Sea News. Deep Sea News had moved to Discovery.com only recently This truly blogospheric shakeup was not entirely a surprise to those in the know. Some…