Archives for August 2, 2012

Men = Testosterone Damaged Women!

One in three or four women in the United States will have been raped or seriously assaulted sexually by the time they reach a few decades in age. That will have been done by one or more men. Most people who are killed by another person are killed by a man. This is true whether…

The Genetics of Genius.

I am skeptical. Which is perfect because The Disappearing Spoon byKean and The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code author Sam Kean will be the guest on the next Skeptically Speaking. Details of that show, which will be recorded live before an Internet Audience…

How To Kill Flies

First, Kudos to Twin Cites Kare 11 News for having a weekly spot called “Simply Science.” For the last few years media outlest have been dropping science spots, features, sections, or segments. It is nice to see one added. And now on to the flies. A Minnesota company called Ecolab, features on Kare 11, has…

The worst drought in a long time, which is a result of anthropogenic global warming, has caused barges to run aground in Arkansas and Wisconsin shutting down barge traffic at those two points along the enormous inland waterway. As reported: It was unclear when the key shipping waterway might be reopened to commercial traffic… Low…

This is what I posted on the second anniversary. Yesterday was the fifth.

I have been telling people for several months now that if you want to have an intelligent conversation about energy and especially the power grid, smart grids, electric cars, and electricity production you need to stop talking for a while and read my friend Maggie Koerth Baker’s book, Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the…