SpaceX Kicks Off the Commercial Space Industry

I haven’t followed this story as I should, but a milestone was reached and surpassed yesterday with the launching of the Falcon 9 rocket. By placing a payload into orbit at 155 miles high, SpaceX has demonstrated the ability for a private company to build a delivery system that can replace the government-dominated space industry. […]

Earth Day 1970 – Predictions Gone Wild

The site IHatetheMedia.com posted some of the spectacular predictions from the very first Earth Day, in 1970. They’ve turned out precisely as one might imagine. Here’s a sample: “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” • George Wald, Harvard Biologist “We are in an environmental […]

Debunking the Global Warming Mythology

This is the most complete and convincing debunking I’ve seen yet of the religion of global warming: Apocalypse? No!: It’s long, but well worth watching.

Antarctic Ice Is Growing, Not Melting Away

This is unsurprising, and shows the lie of the global warming religion: Antarctic ice is growing, not melting away: ICE is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap. The results of ice-core drilling and sea ice monitoring indicate there is no large-scale […]

Cheaper Fuel from Coal

I call this good news, but Wired says it’s bad: Scientists Make Cheap Gas from Coal: Electric cars have been getting a lot of buzz lately, but a more immediately viable transportation fuel of the future could be liquid derived from coal. Scientists have devised a new way to transform coal into gas for your […]

It’s Obama’s Money to Spend

The title of this article in Wired is absolutely fascinating: On Science, Obama Puts His Mouth Where His Money Is. “His Money.” His money. Wow. The article itself is just the typical disturbing overview of how Obama is expanding government’s role, in this case dominating science funding even more than it has in the recent […]

2008’s Best Science

Wired’s 2008 Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs are pretty impressive indeed. Scientists had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2008. The Large Hadron Collider fired up for the first time, a temple of science opened its doors, several companies promised cheap genome sequencing and President-elect Obama hired a fantastic team of science advisers. After decades of […]

The Eye of Sauron

Via NASA:

Oil Company Remote Vehicle Captures Image of Alien

I, for one, welcome my new alien overlords. Creepy, but very cool.

Anti-Aging Drugs – Just What the Doctor Ordered?

Very cool: Early but intriguing research on mice suggests a new mechanism of aging, and possibly a way to stall it. Drugs designed to target one aspect of aging also seem to help repair DNA damage and regulate gene activity, preventing them from going haywire with the stresses of time. “In principle, we now could […]