Venus: Possible evidence of life in the clouds?

Guest “The truth is out there” by David Middleton Phosphine gas found in Venus’ atmosphere may be ‘a possible sign of life’Astronomers detected signs of a smelly, toxic gas that…

Facebook’s “Offshore Drilling” Mishap

Guest “irony can be so… ironic” by David Middleton Facebook abandons broken drilling equipment under Oregon coast seafloorUpdated Aug 13, 2020 By Kale Williams | The Oregonian/OregonLive […] Despite their…

Mystery Mislabeled Seed Packets from China Being Received in Utah and Virginia

A very odd story, people in Utah and Virginia have reported receiving packets of seeds from China, mislabelled as Jewellery. Utah and Virginia Agriculture departments are investigating.

Could EV’s be used to “hack” the 2020 election?

Guest “I hope so” by David Middleton This is fracking hilarious… POWER TRIPHow electric vehicles could be used to hack the 2020 electionBy Justin Rohrlich December 11, 2019 When former…

Monarch Migration: 2019

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen The 2019 Fall Monarch butterfly Migration has begun and is in full swing. Here in the Central Hudson Valley of New York, monarch caterpillars are…

Harbour Air to add zero-emission electric plane; aims to convert whole fleet

From The Vancouver Sun Somebody check me here, but doesn’t this seem like a whooooolllllleeeee lot of wishful thinking?~ctm A B.C. airline and a Seattle-area engine maker say they’ve found…

I always thought it was 42… Turns out it’s 137!

Guest “forty-two”  “one-thirty-seven” by David Middleton For those unfamiliar with Douglas Adams, this won’t help… Why the number 137 is one of the greatest mysteries in physics Famous physicists like Richard Feynman…

The Mystery of Upheaval Dome: Uniformitarian Impact Craters, Part Quatre

Guest 7,043 word essay by David Middleton In my previous three posts on uniformitarian impact craters, we examined the pitfalls of drawing cartoons on Google Earth images without ever looking…

Uniformitarian Impact Craters, Part Deux: Carolina Bays Edition

Alternate title:  Carolina Bays are as antithetical to impact craters as any dents in the ground possibly could be. Guest essay by David Middleton Introduction In my previous essay, we…

Uniformitarian Impact Craters… "Same as it ever was."

Guest essay by David Middleton Over the past few years (2010-2018), WUWT has featured at least 14 posts on the possibility that the Younger Dryas stadial could have been triggered…

Modern Scientific Controversies Part 1: The Salt Wars

This is the first in a series of several essays that will discuss ongoing scientific controversies, a specific type of which are often referred to in the science press and…

Saturday silliness stupidity, only do airplane math in Roman numerals

This is rather far off-topic, but since it has national security implications, and since it’s outrageous, I’m sure readers will want to heed the lessons in this story before you…

A carbon accounting conundrum

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Is Australian coal still “naughty”, if the coal is burned in China? Aussie PM Tony Abbott has infuriated greens in the last few days, by…

Smells fishy: Alexa's data blunder hits Drudge, WUWT, mostly favors leftist news sites over conservative news sites

As many WUWT readers know, I have been using alexa.com for quite sometime to gauge the performance of WUWT. Reader “Pat” brought this recent strange disparity to my attention. When…

Getting Energy From The Energy Store

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Inspired by an interesting guest post entitled “An energy model for the future, from the 12th century” over at Judith Curry’s excellent blog, I want…

Settled science update – of mice and men

Just when you think you know everything there is to know about a model you run tests on, out comes some whippersnapper to upset the scientific apple cart. It makes…

The R. W. Wood Experiment

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Pushed by a commenter on another thread, I thought I’d discuss the R. W. Wood experiment, done in 1909. Many people hold that this experiment…

New NASA satellite data tool, 'forbidden' right out of the box

From Elsevier  and NASA, comes this press release, which when you try the URL they give, doesn’t seem all that inviting compared to the headline: Guys, you really ought to…

Sailing On The Moon Wind

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I grew up on a remote cattle ranch surrounded by miles of forest, far from street lights. The nights were large and silent and very…

It's all relative: superluminal neutrino discovery explained

Update: October 17 00:00 UTC:  whether this supposed explanation out of at least 80+ different papers attempting to debunk the neutrino FTL results has a shred of truth will take a while…

Puzzling shape – adventure in bulldozing?

Now that we all survived the rapture, readers are invited to help figure out what this is. Details here:

Wild Photos! cougars acting like a pride of lions

This is rather offbeat, but it does fit in with the “nature” and “puzzling things” portion of WUWT as indicated in the masthead. These photos were emailed to me by…

A helpful note to Dr. Eric Steig

Perhaps Dr. Steig was too busy writing snark (in response to a peer reviewed paper that is a rebuttal his own) to figure it out, but this made me laugh.…

Environmentalist marries Gaia in E-ceremony

From the Huffington Post, a tale of bliss. WUWT Readers may remember Mr. Bloom from a  previous story where he did something outlandish, but it appears he was simply protecting…