Posts filed under “Science”

How Brain Electro-stim Improves Cognitive Functions

From Radiolab:

9-Volt Nirvana

Category: Science, Video

El Niño and Rainfall

Source: Know More   From meteorologist Paul Douglas: According to scientists at NOAA and NASA May was the warmest on record, worldwide. It was the 351st month in a row of global temperatures warmer than the 20th century average. Measurements of global temperatures are consistently rising, especially over the last half century. As the World…Read More

Category: Science

Inaction on climate change

Source: World Economic Forum

Category: Politics, Science

The Values of Science

Robert Krulwich’s commencement speech at California Institute of Technology gets at the heart of what Radiolab does.

From RadioLab

Category: Philosophy, Science, Video, Weekend

Solar Freaking Roadways! We at Washington’s Blog are big proponents of decentralized energy production and storage, because it is key to protecting against terrorism, fascism and destruction of our health, environment and economy. We noted in 2011 that a Dutch team figured out a way to make roads into solar generators. The concept is interesting: And a…Read More

Category: Energy, Science

Source: Abstruse Goose

Category: Science

Carl Sagan’s Bullshit Detection Kit

As per our earlier discussion, here is Carl Sagan. He argues having a finely honed bullshit detector isn’t merely a tool of science — rather, it contains invaluable tools of healthy skepticism that apply just as elegantly, and just as necessarily, to everyday life. By adopting the kit, we can all shield ourselves against clueless…Read More

Category: Science, UnGuru

Behavioral Test: What Are the World’s Deadliest Animals?

Source: Gates Notes   Continues here  

Category: Digital Media, Psychology, Science

A Brief Timeline of EVERYTHING

A short video that puts things into perspective. Please note that the phenomena depicted here are extremely condensed. That should come as no surprise, of course, as 13.8 billion years of the universe’s history into just under four minutes.     Reuploaded with permission of King Crocoduck. Check out his channel for more excellent videos!…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Before My Time: Terrifyingly Beautiful

Mashup, Chasing Ice, Before My Time, Scarlett Johansson & Joshua Bell, – 800,000 Yrs of CO2, Climate Change This animation of historical carbon dioxide levels is terrifyingly beautiful Song: Before My Time Scarlett Johansson & Joshua Bell 800,000 Yrs of CO2

Category: Science, Weekend