Category Archives: Science

On the Nature of Black Holes…And Relativity

For some time, I’ve contemplated the nature of these mysterious behemoths, and I feel they have been somewhat misrepresented in their public image. Possibly misunderstood even among the scientific community. I’d like to address them from the stance that rather … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Briefly about Deep Learning

You’ve heard the name over and over, and for most of you it probably settles into the same category as Harry Potter’s “levitation charm” as far as whether you need to understand it.  That’s cool, most people will never need … Continue reading

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The End of…Ice?

This is a follow-up to my CO2 primer posted a while back.  I wanted to add a sense of scale to the nature of the problem here, so people might get a feeling for the level of “critical mass” we … Continue reading

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Problems in Retail

I was asked recently (during an interview) what my view of the retail world was – as an open-ended question and not focused on the aspects of how to use technology to provide a solution, I stumbled over it.  It … Continue reading

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Passing into Legend…

Today, Christopher Hitchens died. Pneumonia was the culprit, though cancer laid the groundwork and set him up for his final fall.  Most famous for his vehement anti-religious stance (something that arose to prominence after the last two decades, much like … Continue reading

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Drinkers of citrus beverages (aka Mountain Dew, etc.), be careful with your quantities. A key ingredient, called Brominated Vegetable Oil, has been shown to have some potentially serious consequences. It’s used in those drinks to keep the citrus flavor in … Continue reading

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The Color of Language

A really cool study was done recently, looking into the impact of linguistic definitions of color and how they affect our brains during the development of color vision. In summary, when we are born, we don’t have color vision – … Continue reading

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Interesting comparison between Climate denials and Evolution denials

Article can be found here. It was particularly interesting to me to see that a few other people have begun to see the similarities between the tactics of climate-change deniers and the creationist evolution-deniers.  Their tactics are pretty simple:  can’t … Continue reading

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That’s heavy!

Pun fully intended – a while back it was theorized that the Earth’s magnetic field might serve as a trap for antiprotons, which would be created either in the sun and expelled on the solar wind, or created by cosmic … Continue reading

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Pretty freaking neat!

National Geographic has really cool tool you can use to “create your own solar system” – it’s a lot harder than it looks! You start with a star, and add planets (hint: the little tag attached to your planet gives … Continue reading

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