Archive for July 2013

The Keystone XL project is in the news again today, with Obama saying he won’t approve it if it will lead to further global climate change. That’s just about a no-brainer, since we need to produce, refine and burn fewer hydrocarbons, not more. But it’s as good a rationale as any to can this turkey. […]

I never knew there were so many phobias, until I found The Phobia List.  It’s a loooong list. A few samples: Androphobia- Fear of men. Apeirophobia- Fear of infinity. Chorophobia- Fear of dancing. Gynephobia or Gynophobia- Fear of women. Hamartophobia- Fear of sinning. Mycrophobia- Fear of small things. Novercaphobia- Fear of your step-mother. Nucleomituphobia- Fear […]

Glaciers move downhill under the weight of packed snow and ice. I’d missed this one back in February about the Lyell Glacier: the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park, has stagnated, or ceased its downhill movement, according to a recent study

This is pretty cool. The experiment was set up in 1944, and finally we can see the drop fall  for the first time on camera.