“It’s Doctor Evil. I didn’t spend six years in Evil Medical School to be called ‘mister,’ thank you very much.” –Dr. Evil This weekend, I’d like to start by introducing you to the sounds of Galactic Funk, a group whose cosmically epic name is surpassed by their novel, entrancing sound, as highlighted by this week’s … Read moreWeekend Diversion: You'd better call him "Doctor"…
“After all, facts are facts, and although we may quote one to another with a chuckle the words of the Wise Statesman, ‘Lies – damned lies – and statistics,’ still there are some easy figures the simplest must understand, and the astutest cannot wriggle out of.” –Leonard Courtney, 1895 “The first and worst of all … Read moreExposing a Climate Science Fraud
“A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.” –Orison Swett Marden One of the greatest assumptions we make in our study of the laws of nature is, well, that they’re laws of nature, not particularly special to where or when we happen to be … Read moreAre The Fundamental Constants Really Constant?
“Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.” –Joseph Addison One of the most brilliant phenomena found in our atmosphere is that of a lightning … Read moreThe Amazing Phenomenon of Volcanic Lightning!
“Events often move faster than our ability to comprehend them.” –Lee H. Hamilton But sometimes, going ever faster is where all the fun is at. Have a listen to the Stray Cats, from their debut album, as they plow through their title track, Built For Speed.Well, believe it or not, I think my car just … Read moreWeekend Diversion: My other car is a neutrino
“They credited us with the birth of that sort of heavy metal thing. Well, if that’s the case, there should be an immediate abortion.” –Ginger Baker As hard as it may be to believe, take a look outside. I don’t mean a glance, I mean to take a real look. At all the things there … Read moreThe Heavy Metal Universe!
“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” –Vladimir Nabokov The wonderful images we take of deep space — from distant galaxies to all the stars, clusters, and nebulae within our own galaxy — all have something in … Read moreThe Invisible Radiation of the Universe