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Bacteria in Bottles – an example of Exponential Growth

Professor Albert Bartlett famously said: The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. A short while ago I published a wibblette that tried to explain the exponential function. Dr Bob Rich added a … Continue reading

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Understanding the exponential function

Professor Albert Bartlett famously said: The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. One of the reasons that this is a ‘shortcoming’ is simply that the term ‘exponential function‘ is obscure to many. … 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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Urgent appeal for green singers

I recently became a member of Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) — you, too, can join. Their communication feed may be a bit long in the tooth (but don’t knock it, it works!). I received the appeal below, which is … Continue reading

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There’s no tomorrow

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An Arctic for all mankind

I feel ironically compelled to use electricity copy-typing words printed on a fragment of a dead tree I received from Greenpeace a while ago, thus generating more carbon dioxide… ‘We want to claim the Arctic region for all mankind’ Throughout … Continue reading

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Let’s get real

which was in response to: Thanks (again) to Christine.

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Mana from heaven

With thanks to Christine.

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Apple – Introducing iCoal

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Sun burns water

Thanks to Sakis Koukouvis, I’ve just learned about a breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis achieved by researchers headed by Professor Sun at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. The researchers have designed a molecular catalyst able to convert … Continue reading

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