Archives for August 1, 2011

This is about Google’s policy of only allowing “real” names for participants on Google+. Before I go into why this is evil, I want to point out without providing any details that I’ve already spotted dozens of pseudonymous people on Google+ that Google+ authorities have missed. So, their policy, as implemented, is absurd to a…

Oxygen Molecules in Space

The Herschel Space Observatory’s large telescope and state-of-the-art infrared detectors have provided the first confirmed finding of oxygen molecules in space. The molecules were discovered in the Orion star-forming complex. Individual atoms of oxygen are common in space, particularly around massive stars. But molecular oxygen, which makes up about 20 percent of the air we…

I have thought about writing a post on this topic, and I may well still do that, but so many have covered it so well already that I probably needn’t bother. And needn’t is not a word I use lightly. Anyway, this is an urgent issue and you can help resolve it but adding to…