Tuesday Open Thread 

Billboard in Oak Ridge, TN during WW2. Manhattan Project? Never heard of it. 

Albert Does Dusseldorf

Speaking of the coarsening of discourse on television…

One of the Little Fireflies mentioned there was a new series starting on the National Geographic channel, “Genius” and asked if I would DVR it so we could watch it. I did a little research. I’ve read a few biographies of Albert Einstein so I thought […]

Friday Open Thread

Thursday Open Thread 

Highly recommend Werner Herzog’s Netflix Original volcano documentary “Into the Inferno”

Thursday Open Thread 

Neils Bohr and Albert Einstein discussing their favorite episodes of Spongebob Squarepants

Saturday Open Thread 

Shuttle Endeavour 

Friday Open Thread

Eruption of the Puyehue Cordon-Caulle volcano on June 5th 2011, Chile. The eruption started on the 4th of June at 11 am with a major explosion around 3 pm. This last one produced a disturbing 10km ash plume for the local population and the air traffic above South America and Oceania. (Francisco Negroni — […]

R.I.P. Hans Rosling

Renowned Swedish doctor and statistician Hans Rosling has passed away from pancreatic cancer at 68. Rosling dedicated his life to promoting a more positive, hopeful and realistic view of the world than most people see. He spent decades arguing against harmful theories like the overpopulation myth and central planning, and later became well-known for […]

Tuesday Open Thread 

Well played, biology textbook. I see what you did there. pic.twitter.com/HndTRmoozy

— You Had One Job (@_youhadonejob1) February 6, 2017

Saturday Open Thread 

On this date in 1610 Galileo discovered 4 moons of Jupiter including Ganymede (above). Callisto,Io, and Europa were the others.