Think of two degrees Celsius as the legal drinking limit – equivalent to the...– Bill McKibben for Rolling Stone, Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math If you only occasionally read articles on climate change, make time for this one. Two degrees is the agreed upon number that the global average temperature cannot rise above or else we will face catastrophe, and 565...
The media is biased. Not in the way that people think it is, but it’s certainly...– Radiolab host Jad Abumrad, who dropped by last week to talk about the Decline effect, which is when results from scientific experiments become less and less replicable over time. (via onthemedia)
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Greenhouse gases from man-made sources are putting a lot of extra energy into the atmosphere. In fact, the radiative forcing of all the CO2 humans have dumped into the air is equal to about 1 million Hiroshima nuclear bombs per day. Scientists often compare that extra energy to a baseball slugger on steroids. While it’s difficult to look at a specific home run and say steroids were the only...
In scientific inquiry, often the answer to one simple question fortuitously...– Neil deGrasse Tyson adds to some of history’s most beautiful definitions of science. The man is a science-sage of the finest variety. (via explore-blog) A nice thought to chew on, as I just had a great conversation with a mentor on how to choose your research area. Look for the holes, she said -...