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50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 – It’s Yesterday Once More

I grew up with the space program. My first firm memory about it was staying inside during fourth grade recess to listen to Alan Shepard’s suborbital flight on a nice day in May. Other standouts were the in-orbit rendezvous of the Gemini program, the Apollo 1 fire where I learned this really was a dangerous…

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‘Radical’ historian Blainey challenges climate-change orthodoxy

From the Sydney Morning Herald By Tony Wright July 5, 2019 — 11.11am Australia’s best-known historian, Professor Geoffrey Blainey, has challenged the idea that the current level of climate change is either unique or largely the result of human behaviour. While agreeing the Earth was experiencing a warming period which had been under way for…

Was climate change alarmism always about fears of overpopulation?

by Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak [Note: The following text is adapted from the authors’ recently published book Population Bombed! Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and Climate Change in which the validity of the belief in the inherent unsustainability of economic growth is challenged more thoroughly.] Numerous population control advocates have linked anthropogenic climate change…

3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet rewrites the history of maths – and shows the Greeks did not develop trigonometry

From The Telegraph Sarah Knapton, Science Editor 24 August 2017 • 7:00pm A 3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were using a sophisticated method of mathematics which could change how we calculate today. The tablet, known as Plimpton 332, was discovered in the early 1900s…