Tag: science

  • All the good Bill Gates is doing

    Of course it isn’t just Bill Gates, but he, his wife, and all the people who work with him are doing tremendous good. Still, I totally agree with Dave Winer here: We often wait to say the good things about people until they’re gone and can’t hear it. I just wanted to say about Bill […]

  • Facts and rational advice about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19

    There is a lot of hype about the current coronavirus pandemic, much of it coming from the media. In times like these, you really want to focus on facts and rational advice about the virus, and precautions you can take. To slow the virus down, you need to act as if you already have it […]

  • Thank you for the wonderful Opportunity to visit Mars

    This last week saw the official end of the Opportunity rover’s mission on Mars. NASA was unable to coax it back to life after signalling it for about eight months. This remarkable rover continued exploring Mars long after it’s original 90 day mission. There is a wealth of imagery, and other information available on the […]

  • A butterfly nebula with a 3 light-year wingspan

    This image of the Butterfly Nebula is spectacular. Take a break from the craziness around you and marvel and the wonders of our Universe once in a while.

  • National Geographic has produced a scripted series about Albert Einstein titled “Genius” that starts in April 2017. I just watched the trailer and I definitely want to watch this.

  • Love this one from xkcd

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson and I’m thinking about the laptop bag

    I became a Neil deGrasse Tyson fan when I watched the series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” which I loved. deGrasse Tyson has a really interesting YouTube channel called “StarTalk Radio” which I just subscribed to and which you may also want to watch if you are into astrophysics.