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Scientists have agreed that, unusual as some weather event may be, a single event cannot by itself be clearly linked to the climate change they are predicting is going to occur as a result of the greenhouse gases we humans … Continue reading
For eighty years, scientists have had a theory about how and where life got started on Earth. It’s known as the Organic Soup theory, which suggests that early life got started in a soup of methane, ammonia and water that … Continue reading
A friend suggested that a concrete example of the Higgs Bosom might make what the Higgs does a little clearer. Here is another way of looking at it. Think of a whole box filled with a lot of little toys … Continue reading
The Decline Effect reveals a source of uncertainty, a reason why scientific facts might be wrong. So is science so riddled with potential error that we should give it up? Is it too biased to bother with? Only people who … Continue reading
The Abel Prize – the “Nobel prize of mathematics” – was awarded this year to a man who proved that the shortest distance between two points isn’t always a straight line. Most of us were taught in geometry that it … Continue reading
When I was a child in school, we were taught that using our fingers to figure out the answer to an arthmetic problem was wrong. Some kids even got their hands slapped for doing it. But it looks as if … Continue reading