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August 11, 2014

"Updated list of 29 – Actually 30 – excuses for the 18 year ‘pause’ in global warming"

If 30 is not enough, just wait--more will be coming.

(Link via Mike M.)

July 26, 2014

"8 Star Trek Technologies Moving From Science Fiction To Science Fact"

One more reason why Star Trek--particularly the original series--is great

July 25, 2014

"5 Mysteries About the Human Race That Science Can't Explain"

Why does pain hurt, why does anesthesia work, and three more.

July 22, 2014

"Scientists Pave The Way For Possible Alzheimer's Blood Test"

Let's hope that this works out and real soon.

July 08, 2014

"This Company Can Predict Athlete Injuries With Unbelievable Accuracy — Here's How"

If this company were publicly held I'd think seriously about investing in it. This has got to be a gold mine. (But success will almost surely draw entry and fierce competition.)

July 01, 2014

"How To Marry The Right Girl: A Mathematical Solution"

The optimal stopping rule, summarized. (Link via Metafilter.)

June 25, 2014

"5 Scientific Explanations for Your Sexual Perversions"

To paraphrase Fox News: I link, you decide.

June 23, 2014

"The Math Formula That Explains All Those Strange Coincidences"

I knew about--and taught--the Birthday Problem. But the three other examples, especially the one with the roulette wheel, are interesting and useful, too. (Though the "math formula" is left as an exercise for the reader.)

June 06, 2014

"Will we ever . . . travel faster than the speed of light?"

Apparently, no.

Bet on Big Al and give the points.

May 30, 2014

"These Stunning Photos Of The Milky Way Will Give You Chills"

Beautiful, yes, but tell me where did all this stuff come from?

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