Facebook Outage Appears to be a DNS Hack

I’m not an IT expert, but I decided to check. Our users can probably provide more detail.

Question the Dogma

There is another point of view which needs to be heard.

15,000-year-old viruses discovered in Tibetan glacier ice

“We know very little about viruses and microbes in these extreme environments, and what is actually there,” Thompson said. “The documentation and understanding of that is extremely important: How do…

Fish hooked on meth – the consequences of freshwater pollution

We must get to grips with the amount of pharmaceuticals in our waterways. The world is some way from fixing the problems of addiction and illicit drug use. But, at…

Turning Algae Trash into Treasure: Conservation Nation Episode 5

These algae blooms are causing big problems for Florida waters, but Aguaculture may have found the key using free market forces and technological innovation.

An animal able to regenerate all of its organs even when it is dissected into three parts

Prof. Shenkar concludes: “Since the dawn of humanity, humans have been fascinated by the ability to regenerate damaged or missing organs. Regeneration is a wonderful ability that we have, to…

Considering Ammonia

At one time in China the communist authorities thought backyard blast furnaces were a wonderful small is beautiful idea. What they got was a lot of poor quality iron. Considering…

The Red-eyes are Coming!

“:Brood X, made up of billions of individuals, is expected to appear in 18 states in the next few weeks . . . . “

Researchers study how lifelong environmentalists want their remains handled after death

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Research News LAWRENCE — Traditional burial in a graveyard has environmental costs. Graves can take up valuable land, leak embalming chemicals and involve nonbiodegradable materials like concrete,…

Stargate Atlantis and “The Cause”

But here is the interesting part. In the introduction to this episode, Tunney (Dave Foley), has a conversation with his funder about the safety of the project and its goal,…

A True Shaggy Dog Story

The brilliant zoologist and “bone whisperer” Susan J. Crockford has a new paper just published in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.

Ladybug Lost

This is the time of year that ladybugs start to look for places to spend the winter. They don’t migrate like songbirds, but hibernate, more like bears or turtles. Many…

Digital content on track to equal half Earth’s mass by 2245

If verified, the mass-energy-information equivalence principle will show that information is a physical, dominant, fifth state of matter, and digital bits will outnumber atoms on Earth — it’s just a…

Uncovering the Mystery of Auroral Beads

A special type of aurora, draped east-west across the night sky like a glowing pearl necklace, is helping scientists better understand the science of auroras and their powerful drivers out…

A brief tale of wind and steam

About a year ago I read in a Dutch national newspaper an article which elaborately and somewhat aggressively argued that if you had the choice between, say, a 1000MW gas-fired…

The Deadliest Animal in the World

“What makes mosquitoes so dangerous? Despite their innocuous-sounding name—Spanish for “little fly”—they carry devastating diseases. The worst is malaria, which kills more than 600,000 people every year….”

One Fish, Two Fish, Sturddlefish

What is a struddlefish when it wakes up in the morning?  A creature created by a mistake in a Hungarian fish breeding lab.

When a bird changes its song . . .

I like birds – big birds, small birds, common birds, rare birds – all kinds of birds.  I have fed them in my backyard for years and watched then wherever…

Diamond Princess Mysteries

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach OK, here are my questions. We had a perfect petri-dish coronavirus disease (COVID-19) experiment with the cruise ship “Diamond Princess”. That’s the cruise ship that…

The Math Of Epidemics

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Watts Up With That is about more than just the climate. It’s also about interesting things in the world. So if you’re looking for just…

The Hot And Cold Of Space

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For those who enjoy mathematical puzzles, I’m putting this one out there for your pleasure. Suppose we have a 1 metre by 1 metre by…

Fun With Lunar Temperatures

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A while ago, I wrote a post called “The Moon Is A Cold Mistress”. In that post I discussed how the average temperature is not…

Rutan, Lovelock & Branson

Guest post by David Archibald, Burt Rutan is one of the most interesting men on the planet. He has designed 46 aircraft, six of which are included in the collection…

Self-Driving Uber Killed Pedestrian for Jaywalking

Guest “don’t you just?” by David Middleton Before we get to self-driving vehicular manslaughter, don’t you just love futurists? Sep 13, 2018Driverless Cars Will Dramatically Change Where And How We…