Archives for April, 2013

Not going to report, since the facts will probably change before I hit publish, but these links should remain useful: Google people finder¬†– for folks that can’t get in touch with friends/relatives Boston Globe-run form for people looking for or offering places in the city Lots of folks offering help on twitter via #BostonHelp Mayor’s…

Ever wondered if we could identify someone by their breath? How fast you can propel a rocket using fusion power? If you can shoot at a plane with lasers and cause the pilot to burst into flame? Watch AskScience Live! Despite some technical hurdles with the G+ event, I’d say it went well last night.…

I’m trying something new. For several years now, I’ve been contributing to an online community called r/askscience. It’s a place where curious people can ask questions, and have them answered – often with great, yet understandable detail – by expert scientists that have a passion for explaining their work. It’s an amazing forum, and I’m…

Friday Link Dump

Science – There’s a new flu strain running around in China. As is often the case, Maryn McKenna over at Wired has the most important piece to read. – Allie Wilkinson’s piece in Ars Technica about a climate change’s irreversibility, but not inevitability… it’s a weird distinction, but it makes sense. – Another good post…