It turns out Winston Churchill wrote an essay of predictions titled 'Fifty Years Hence'—and while he was off on the timing, some are finally coming true.
A new study reveals the positive effect being vegetarian can have on the production of greenhouse gases.
The environmental legacy of this generally disgraced President is second to none.
"The extasy [sic] of abstract beauty," artist Richard Pousette-Dart scrawled in 1981 in a notebook on a page across from a Georges Braque-looking abstract pencil drawing. Although included in Nina Leen’s iconic 1951 Life magazine photo "The Irascibles" that featured Abstract Expressionist heavyweights Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and Barnett Newman, Pousette-Dart has always stood on the edges, as he does in the photo, of full identification with that group.
As Congress Debates the EPA’s Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, More Focus Should Be on Adaptation
In a guest post today, Ashley Brosius a graduate student in my “Science, Environment, and the Media” course this semester discusses the need for greater focus on adaptation policy related […]
Over at George Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication, they are hosting a poll asking readers to vote for the 2008 Climate Change Communicator of the Year. Among the choices […]
GPS holds the key, but astronomers can’t do it without help. Since 2019, the night sky — as seen by both human eyes and the telescopes we use to enhance our views of […]
The core of the nearest great galaxy cluster holds a glorious sight unlike any other. “Man must rise above the Earth, to the top of the atmosphere and beyond, for only […]
Last time, in the introductory post, I suggested that evidence is more important than outrage. Outrage indicates how outraged individuals want the world to be; evidence tells everyone how the […]
His statue has stood outside the York Art Gallery for a century now, but most passersby don’t know the name of William Etty or the works that once made him […]
Remember Stephen Hawking's robotic voice? It wasn’t a robot.
"The Man in the High Castle" may be the most beloved alternate history book, but it is not the most historically accurate.
What do Remus Lupin, Katniss Evergreen, William Wordsworth, and Usain Bolt all have in common?
The Industrial Revolution changed music forever, thanks to a combination of technological advances and clever entrepreneurs.
We've been somewhat lucky in the past...
Future evolution: from looks to brains and personality, how will humans change in the next 10,000 years?
Discussions of human evolution are usually backward looking, as if the greatest triumphs and challenges were in the distant past.
Despite all that we've learned about the Universe, there remain unanswered, and possibly unanswerable, questions. Could "God" be the answer?
Space planes could radically lower the cost of spaceflight.
It's not for climate science and condensed matter physics. It's for advancing our understanding beyond spherical cows.
Gain-of-function mutation research may help predict the next pandemic — or, critics argue, cause one.