Category Archives: Science

A new kind of self-awareness

‘Overview’ is a short film that explores the phenomenon of ‘the Overview Effect’ through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced it, and features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, … Continue reading

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Total solar eclipse: coincidence?

Preamble: There are five video clips in this wibblette. The longest is just over three minutes long, and they total a smidgeon over ten minutes. Just so you know. The short clip above, which comes from an hour-long BBC documentary … Continue reading

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Asking the right questions

Brian Greene explains that we live at a point in space and time that allows us a particular view of the cosmos. Continue reading

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We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself

As a prelude to an article I’m working on now that I plan to publish shortly, I offer you Carl Sagan’s words… The Cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be. Our contemplations of the Cosmos … Continue reading

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Support the Dark Snow 2016 Field Campaign

The Dark Snow Project 2016 Field Campaign Needs You! Continue reading

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What happens when a climate skeptic discerns reality

Partial transcript: Richard Muller, Phd: I didn’t know whether global warming was real, whether it was completely bogus or maybe it was twice as bad as people said. So my daughter and I … decided we would set up a … Continue reading

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How Man’s Effect On Nature Will Change Your Life

Further musings on the absurd antics of the dominant extant species on the only life-bearing planet known to said species. Continue reading

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Why no-one talks about the Wayback Machine any more

A tribute to the amazing Wayback Machine for years of unfailing service. Continue reading

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Are we ready for 2015?

I’m not sorry for sounding somewhat melodramatic, here: what we face is nothing less than the archetypical existential threat. You may well dismiss me as ‘alarmist’: but if you were in a crowded theatre and you were to hear me … Continue reading

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CO2 – present and past

Can you spare just four minutes to watch this (silent) video, please? Good words thieved from the YouTube comment thread (reinventing the wheel is futile): David Furphy: “Watch this excellent 3 minute animation  and you’ll immediately get how much Industrial … Continue reading

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