This video caused much controversy...
Thursday, December 23, 2021
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What the Hockey Stick missed about climate change
It has taken 140 years for the average atmospheric temperature to go up 1 degree celsius. It is going to take 5,000 more years for the polar ice caps to melt, but by the year 2100 we will run out of most fossil fuels, at which point a 2 to 3 degree increase in temperature might be mildly inconvenient for some, but it is not a global disaster. Humans are adaptable, and the proposed solutions are far more damaging. Getting rid of fossil fuels now, as some have proposed, will have a huge negative economic impact especially on the poor. So-called renewables are inefficient and have huge environmental impacts of their own. By the time we run out of fossil fuels, we probably will have nuclear fusion which will solve most of our energy problems.
Friday, December 10, 2021
Massive planet 10 times bigger than Jupiter discovered orbiting pair of giant stars
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Metal Has No Smell
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Hi John,Here's an interesting video about snowflakes.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Bullet Block Explained!
Friday, November 19, 2021
The Big Misconception About Electricity
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
The problem so hard we had to invent new numbers
Sunday, October 31, 2021
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Monday, October 4, 2021
Tesla Autopilot Hits a Deer (and I think it will happen again.)
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
10 Eye-Opening Quotes From Famous Scientists | Inspiring Quotes
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
— Marie Curie
As great as Marie Curie was, she also died from radiation poisoning from her study of radiation.
Friday, September 24, 2021
What Really Is Everything?
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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The next question would be what are the fields made of? We might never know.
I find Pilot Wave Theory enticing. The idea is that particles are actually particles, but they ride on top of waves giving us essentially the same result. Reportedly there is some minor evidence for this, but the two theories are hard to distinguish from one another.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
What is the Milky Way?
Light and other electromagnetic radiation from parts of the galaxy take tens of thousands of years to reach us. This makes me wonder if our image of the galaxy is based on what we see now, or based on where we expect stars to be right now?
I am enjoying a great sci fi book called Omega from Jack MxDevitt, which has bad things coming from the galactic center...but here is something new in reality...
Astronomers have detected a strange, repeating radio signal near the center of the Milky Way, and it's unlike any other energy signature ever studied.
According to a new paper accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal and posted on the preprint server arXiv, the energy source is extremely finicky, appearing bright in the radio spectrum for weeks at a time and then completely vanishing within a day. This behavior doesn't quite fit the profile of any known type of celestial body, the researchers wrote in their study, and thus may represent "a new class of objects being discovered through radio imaging."
The radio source — known as ASKAP J173608.2−321635 — was detected with the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope, situated in the remote Australian outback. In an ASKAP survey taken between April 2019 and August 2020, the strange signal appeared 13 times, never lasting in the sky for more than a few weeks, the researchers wrote. This radio source is highly variable, appearing and disappearing with no predictable schedule, and doesn't seem to appear in any other radio telescope data prior to the ASKAP survey.
When the researchers tried to match the energy source with observations from other telescopes — including the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, as well as the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy in Chile, which can pick up near-infrared wavelengths — the signal disappeared entirely. With no apparent emissions in any other part of the electromagnetic spectrum, ASKAP J173608.2−321635 is a radio ghost that seems to defy explanation.
Prior surveys have detected low-mass stars that periodically flare up with radio energy, but those flaring stars typically have X-ray counterparts, the researchers wrote. That makes a stellar source unlikely hereStrange, repeating radio signal near the center of the Milky Way has scientists stumped | Live Science
Friday, September 3, 2021
Monday, August 30, 2021
7 Ways To Pull Carbon From The Atmosphere
However, all this fuss over CO2 fails to understand the history of CO2 on this planet. If you look at the atmospheric CO2 level over the last 40 million years, you will see that it is nosedive. (https://www.pnas.org/content/99/7/4167 Figure 4.) This is because natural processes sequester CO2. We were actually running out of atmospheric CO2. During the last period of glaciation, the CO2 level dropped almost to the level where all terrestrial plants die. The entire history of the Earth is one of massive CO2 decline.
All this fuss over global warming fails to understand the temperature cycle on planet earth. Every 100,000 years the temperature of the planet quickly shoots up 8 to 15 degrees celsius. Then it remains stable for 10,000 years after which it goes into rapid decline and then we get 80 to 90 thousand years of massive glaciation where half of North America is covered by ice. All of the human civilization arose during the brief 10,000-year warm period that we are currently in. Science has said that no matter what we do, we will be back to an ice age in another 10,000 years. The period from 1500 to 1850 was actually known as "The Little Ice Age." The earth appeared to be cooling until we interfered with all that pesky CO2.
What causes these changes? The Milankovich cycles. The other planets tug on the Earth's orbit and affect its tilt. We are currently halfway between the maximum tilt (which melts ice near the poles) and the minimum tilt. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milankovitch_cycles)
Friday, August 27, 2021
Scanning electron micrographs of an Intel i486
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Why Are There No Quasars Near Us?
Saturday, August 21, 2021
An evidence review of face masks against COVID-19 | PNAS
Our review of the literature offers evidence in favor of widespread mask use as source control to reduce community transmission: Nonmedical masks use materials that obstruct particles of the necessary size; people are most infectious in the initial period postinfection, where it is common to have few or no symptoms (45, 46, 141); nonmedical masks have been effective in reducing transmission of respiratory viruses; and places and time periods where mask usage is required or widespread have shown substantially lower community transmission.
The available evidence suggests that near-universal adoption of nonmedical masks when out in public, in combination with complementary public health measures, could successfully reduce ReRe to below 1, thereby reducing community spread if such measures are sustained. Economic analysis suggests that mask wearing mandates could add 1 trillion dollars to the US GDP (32, 34).
Models suggest that public mask wearing is most effective at reducing spread of the virus when compliance is high (39). We recommend that mask use requirements are implemented by governments, or, when governments do not, by organizations that provide public-facing services. Such mandates must be accompanied by measures to ensure access to masks
During past national crises, persons in the US have willingly united and endured temporary sacrifices for the common good. Recovery of the nation from the COVID-19 pandemic requires the combined efforts of families, friends, and neighbors working together in unified public health action. When masks are worn and combined with other recommended mitigation measures, they protect not only the wearer but also the greater community. Recommendations for masks will likely change as more is learned about various mask types and as the pandemic evolves. With the emergence of more transmissible SARS-CoV-2 variants, it is even more important to adopt widespread mask wearing as well as to redouble efforts with use of all other nonpharmaceutical prevention measures until effective levels of vaccination are achieved nationally.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
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That Time a Science Fiction Writer Accidentally Almost Revealed the Manhattan project.
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Visiting the COLDEST CITY in the World (-71°C, -96°F) YAKUTSK / YAKUTIA
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What's Wrong with Wind and Solar?
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
How Bad is the Radiation on Mars?
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Saturday, July 10, 2021
How Does Film ACTUALLY Work? (It's MAGIC)
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
How To Terraform Venus (Quickly)
This seems unrealistic to me.
To terraform Venus, we should engineer a photosynthetic bacterium that can live in the upper atmosphere and consume CO2. Not sure that is possible.
Monday, July 5, 2021
Sunday, July 4, 2021
What If Earth got Kicked Out of the Solar System? Rogue Earth
Friday, July 2, 2021
How Does A Carburetor Work?
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Purdue innovation affordably turning plastics into fuel - Purdue University News
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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Lung cell images show how intense a coronavirus infection can be | Science News
Sunday, June 27, 2021
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You don't have free will, but don't worry.
Friday, June 25, 2021
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Vaccine spike proteins toxic (debunked)
Please share this information with as many people as you can, at least the 15 minute video at the bottom of the email.
The spike protein itself is the villain and the mRNA injection is causing our cells to create spike proteins that spreads throughout the body causing carnage and destruction !
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: Creator of mRNA technology and two other scientists discuss the COVID-19 vaccine
P.S. That's just a 15-minute clip that's managed not to be taken down from YouTube. The full 3-hour clip is here (also linked in the YouTube description: https://odysee.com/@BretWeinstein:f/how-to-save-the-world,-in-three-easy:0?r=FuWwFotRbicqY9GHyWBqDdTNNHpaTgC9
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 8:40:12 AM
Subject: Creator of mRNA technology and two other scientists discuss the COVID-19 vaccine
Here's the creator of mRNA vaccines and two reputable mainstream scientists talking about the COVID-19 vaccine. I hope the truth gets out quickly.
From: John Coffey
Date: Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 7:37 PM
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
- Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history.
- CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. Learn more about what you can do when you have been fully vaccinated.
Imagine how many more spike proteins you will have if you catch COVID.
Monday, June 21, 2021
Ivermectin for Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 Infectio... : American Journal of Therapeutics
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Don't Eat Oranges By Balloons
Saturday, June 19, 2021
No supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way?! | Night Sky News June 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Why do Hurricane lanterns look like that?
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Cascadia: The Earthquake that will Destroy Westcoast America
Earth's Climate every 100,00 years
A Skeptical Look at Climate Science
I wrote ...
The controversy centers around what the Climate Sensitivity is to a doubling of CO2. We are told that the atmospheric CO2 level will double to 800 Parts Per Million by the year 2100, at which time we will be running out of most fossil fuels, so all the focus has been on what will happen by the year 2100. The Climate Sensitivity depends upon positive feedback because the direct effect of doubling CO2 is only a change of 1.1 degrees Celsius. The degree of positive feedback has been controversial.
However, they keep moving the goalpost. Original claims of Climate Sensitivity were as high as 5 to 12 degrees Celsius. However, the IPCC now gives a range of 1.5 to 4.5, stating that the predicted average is about 3 degrees. I saw videos from a decade ago stating that we were on course to raise the temperature 3 degrees by the year 2100, but if we take action we could limit that to 2 degrees, and they further state that this would be manageable. However, in the last five years, the wording has shifted to state that we are on course to raise the temperature by 2 degrees Celsius by the year 2100, but if we take action we could limit that to 1.5 degrees and this new goal would be manageable. They even have a catchy slogan, "Half a degree makes a difference."
Almost everybody is comparing temperature change to the year 1880 because presumably, that is when the more accurate records were kept. However, the 1880s were a cold period resulting in massive snowstorms that killed hundreds of people. It would an amazing coincidence if the year 1880 had the exact ideal temperature for humans on planet Earth, and everything since then is an aberration.
The atmospheric temperature has only risen about 1 degree Celsius in the last 140 years. This is a slow process giving us plenty of time to adjust. Climate Alarmism has ignored that there are proposed methods of removing CO2 from the atmosphere should we need to, such as Iron Fertilization. However, I don't feel that we will ever need to do this.
Meanwhile, the increased atmospheric CO2 levels have resulted in the greening of the Earth. Crop yields have gone through the roof. Deserts have been slowly shrinking.
If you look at the atmospheric CO2 level over the last 40 million years then you will see that it is in a nosedive. Not just a slight decline, but the CO2 levels have been in an almost vertical drop. The reason for this is that natural processes sequester CO2 with water and rock. We depend upon volcanoes to release CO2 back into the atmosphere, but we haven't had enough volcanoes to maintain past levels. This is why we have been in an ice age for the last 2.5 million years. During the last period of glaciation, the CO2 level got dangerously low, down to 180 parts per million, which is close to the level of 150 parts per million where all terrestrial plants die. We were running out of CO2 until human beings intervened.
Friday, June 11, 2021
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Popping a 5000A Fuse
The Real Reasons Quantum Entanglement Doesn't Allow Faster-Than-Light Communication
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
This Can Travel Faster Than Light
Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin therapy at a higher dose improved survival by nearly 200% in ventilated COVID patients
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
The Transistor: a 1953 documentary, anticipating its coming impact on technology
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Dark matter: smooth or clumpy?! | The Dark Energy Survey Results!
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According to the reports, Peter Daszak, the president of EcoHealth Alliance, a research group that secured a grant to perform coronavirus research in Wuhan before the pandemic, had written a mail to Dr Fauci to say a "personal thank you" on behalf of his staff and collaborators after the latter had dismissed the idea that the pandemic started due to a lab accident in Wuhan.
Shi Zhengli - Wikipedia
The Wuhan Lab Leak Hypothesis Is A Conspiracy Theory, Not Science
Fwd: Fauci emails
We came to these conclusions incrementally, spurred by evidence that accumulated over the course of a year. Tonight, we have the mother-load. Thanks to a freedom of information request from Buzzfeed, we have thousands of emails to and from Tony Fauci, going back to the early winter of 2020. Collectively, they show that from the beginning, Fauci was worried the public might conclude that COVID originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Why was Fauci be concerned that Americans would conclude that? Possibly because Tony Fauci knew perfectly well he'd funded gain-of-function experiments at that same laboratory.
The emails prove Fauci lied about this under oath.
Consider this exchange, which began the evening of January 31, 2020. It was a Friday, just before midnight.
The first email came from an immunologist called Kristian Andersen, who works at the Scripps Research Institute in California. Andersen warned Fauci that COVID appeared to have been manipulated in a laboratory.
"The unusual features of the virus make up a really small part of the genome (less than point one percent), so one has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features (potentially) look engineered."
The next day, on February 1, Tony Fauci wrote back, "Thanks, Kristian. Talk soon on the call."
Fauci then sent an urgent email to his top deputy, Hugh Auchincloss. The subject of his email, in all-caps, was "IMPORTANT."
"Hugh: It is essential that we speak this AM. Keep your cell phone on. Read this paper as well as the email that I will forward you know. You will have tasks today that must be done."
Attached to the email was a document entitled, "Baric, Shi, et al -- Nature Medicine -- SARS Gain of Function.pdf."
The "Baric" in that attachment refers to Ralph Baric, a virologist based in the United States who collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Baric worked with a woman called Dr. Shi Zhengli -- known as the "Bat Lady," because she manipulates coronaviruses that infect bats.
Keep in mind that during questioning from Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, Tony Fauci denied that this same Ralph Baric had conducted gain-of-function research. Again, this is the Ralph Baric in Fauci's attachment entitled, "Baric, Shi et al - SARS Gain of Function." Yet, under oath, Fauci denied it:
DR FAUCI: Dr. Baric does not do gain function research. And if it is, it's according to the guidelines and it is being conducted in North Carolina…And if you look at the grant and you look at the progress reports, it is not gain function despite the fact that people tweet that.
Oh, it wasn't just on Twitter. It was in Fauci's own emails.
In retrospect, that looks a lot like perjury. We do know that starting early last year, a lot of people at NIH were worried that COVID had not occurred naturally — that it had instead been manipulated in a lab in China – and yet they seemed determined to hide that fact from the public. Why?
On the afternoon of February first last year, Fauci held a conference call with several top virologists. Most of the details of that call remain hidden from public view. They've been redacted. We know the call was related to a document entitled, "coronavirus sequence comparison."
Jeremy Farrar, a British physician who runs a major research nonprofit, reminded everyone on the call that what they said was top-secret.
"Information and discussion is shared in total confidence and not to be shared until agreement on next steps," he wrote.
In other emails, Jeremy Farrar passed along an article from the website ZeroHedge, suggesting that the coronavirus might have been created as a bioweapon.
We now know that's a more plausible explanation than the one we believed at first and were told by the media which is that coronavirus came from a pangolin.
But for the crime of saying it out loud, a more plausible explanation, ZeroHedge was banned from social media platforms. Until recently, you weren't allowed to suggest that COVID might be manmade.
Why? The fact-checkers wouldn't allow it. Why wouldn't they? Because Tony Fauci assured the tech monopolies that the coronavirus could not have been manmade. So the tech giants shut down the topic. Fauci lied.
FAUCI: A group of highly qualified evolutionary virologists looked at the sequences there and the sequences in bats as they evolve, and the mutations that it took to get to the point where it is now is totally consistent with a jump of a species from an animal to a human.
That was April 17, 2020. Very shortly into the course of this pandemic. At that point, what Tony Fauci just asserted as known could not have conclusively been known. That was a lie. Tony Fauci suggested that he knew because top researchers had decided conclusively, that this must have jumped naturally from an animal to a human being. That was dishonest.
Two days later, one of the virologists Tony Fauci was funding to conduct dangerous coronavirus experiments in Wuhan wrote to thank him for the help. That man, Peter Daszak, complained to Fauci that the American tax dollars he'd taken for these experiments were being "publicly targeted by Fox News reporters." Yet he remained grateful for Tony Fauci's support.
"I just wanted to say a personal thank you on behalf of our staff and collaborators," he wrote.
Strangely, most of this specific email from Daszak to Fauci has been redacted under FOIA section (b)(7)(A). That specific exemption to disclosure applies to: "records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes, but only to the extent that production could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings."
Are Dazak and Fauci under criminal investigation?
Tucker Carlson: Is Dr. Fauci under criminal investigation? | Fox News
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This $8 Trillion Coronavirus Mistake Could Kill 100%, w Stephen Fry.
Sunday, May 30, 2021
DEBATE: Do Aliens Exist?
Perhaps the weakest link in the US electrical system
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Risking My Life To Settle A Physics Debate
"Sure they made it work in practice, but can they make it work in theory?"
Thursday, May 27, 2021
What exactly are mushrooms? What are they made of? They're not vegetables?
Monday, May 24, 2021
NASA traces source of mysterious fast radio bursts sending signals to Earth - CBS News
And no, it's still not aliens.