Astronomers find a ‘Zombie’ star that lived and died – twice

Star exploded, survived, and exploded again more than 50 years later Carnegie’s instrumentation specialist key to ‘zombie star’ discovery Pasadena, CA– It’s the celestial equivalent of a horror movie villain–a star that wouldn’t stay dead. An international team of astronomers including Carnegie’s Nick Konidaris and Benjamin Shappee discovered a star that exploded multiple times over…

More Pacific island #COP23 Opportunism

Guest essay by John McLean Barry Brill’s report on Fiji’s relocation of a village doesn’t mean that it’s the only opportunistic Pacific island country when it comes to COP23. It’s near neighbour, Kiribati, is likewise trying to get its hands on some of that money to reimburse it for the NZD10 million paid to Fiji…

In Defense of the Electric Car – part 3

Guest essay by John Hardy Full disclosure: I own an electric car, and I think they are useful for city transportation. However, having owned one for a decade, I can say that it hasn’t been practical or cost-effective. John Hardy believes they are the future, I’ll let you, the reader, decide. – Anthony Watts Part 1…

The EU Blows $683 million (£520m) on a carbon capture project – that captured nothing!

From the “models didn’t predict this”  and the “Climate Action” department: An investigation found that Brussels blew the colossal sum of cash on a drive to build underground storage facilities for CO2 emissions – but no such facilities were ever constructed. This week the architect of the scheme, a former Lib Dem MEP, admitted this…