Significant Cycle 24 sunspot group emerges

Click for large image This is the biggest Cycle 24 spot since the first one was seen on January 4th, 2008. This spot looks to have some staying power other than the “specks” we’ve seen winking on and off lately. No squinting to see this one, or wondering if it’s a dead pixel in the…

Is Global Warming Starving Science?

Posted by Dee Norris This article concerning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry caught my attention this morning: Twenty years ago, Douglas Prasher was one of the driving forces behind research that earned a Nobel Prize in chemistry this week. But today, he’s just driving. Prasher, 57, works as a courtesy shuttle operator at a Huntsville,…