Category Archives: Oceans

Exiting Exuberance

LIGO again captures 2 huge black holes (8+14=21) exiting the Universe, giving off 1 solar mass of  gravitational wave energy. Human plans on leaving for Mars gain momentum with the Moon-to-Moon-to-Mons (Deimos to Olympus Mons) stagecoaching exodus.     Down on Earth, scientific … Continue reading

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Best Year Ever Again, Continuing Trend

Happy Hominans, Well well well, we’ve won once again  Let’s review the year. How are the humans going? The world is getting richer: poverty drops to single digits (9.8%) down to 700 million, even with a growing population. Food Glut: record … Continue reading

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The Sense of Scientific Style

Steven Pinker (p6): Today’s writers are infused with the spirit of scientific skepticism and the ethos of questioning authority. They rightly expect reasons for any advice foistered upon them. WOW! Mars, our next home. Below: Mars – sol 1197: (left) Gale meteorite … Continue reading

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Best Year Ever & Again

Happy Hominans, Well well well, we’ve won once again  “World cereal stocks at the close of crop seasons ending in 2015 would surge to 627.5 million tonnes, up 8.3 % from an already large volume at the start of the … Continue reading

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Seeing Sites

Eye opsins and their photoreceptors, the seeing sites in animals, are being tweeked for more colour vision. Is a colour blindness cure for humans next? Can we also enrich human vision with gene therapy of a fourth cone opsin in … Continue reading

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Cometary Cornucopias

Rosetta space probe now pioneer orbiting Comet 67P selects landing sites for a 11 Nov touchdown. Another small step to asteroid mining then … human space colonies? Even down on Earth an abundance of meteoric betterments are flowing -“Compared with … Continue reading

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Europa Dreaming

Time to dream of distant shores, time to let imagination soar. Time to search out worlds afar, time to reach out for the stars. Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014, now in infrared+UV+light. 10 000 galaxies, 1mm x 1mm, 1/13 millionth … Continue reading

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