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Statue of angel in despair
Never-Trumpers: Why Trump?

The never-Trumpers may not be as shell shocked as the Dems, but they still don't get it.

Republican logo with dollars
Why academics dislike Donald Trump

  The only reason intellectuals dislike Trump is that he doesn't talk like one.

Protein molecule
Not your grandfather's theory of evolution, Part 1

  Darwin's theory of natural selection has mutated almost beyond recognition.

Frankenstein
Fake Science

  The unidirectional model for transmitting news and scientific information is obsolete.

Network switch
CIA Russian Hacking Report: Another Nothingburger?

Friday's report raises more questions about the CIA than about Russia.

Lightning
Antimatter in thunderclouds

Lightning produces gamma rays and antimatter. Some researchers may have even detected neutrons.

Chess battle
Don't blame hackers for your own security failures

  If Boris and Natasha steal your email, it's your own stupid fault

Lines
The sexbot myth

  The news media seem to be obsessed with sex robots. But human sexuality is far too complex for robots.

Slocum Glider UUV Drone
Submarines, whales, drones, and ocean pressure

Manned submarines can only dive to two or three times their own length.

Snowflakes
Conspiracy theories and the implosion of the Democrat-media-snowflake complex

The hysteria would be scary if it weren't so darn amusing.

Nietzsche
Nietzsche the über-Libertarian

Nietzsche is often considered the first post­modernist. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Does the theory of relativity prove that the world is a simulation?

  On unfalsifiable tautologies in popular science.

 libertarianism

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The sound of freedom

  Technological sounds are drowning out the quiet music of nature.

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Argumentation in a post-logical world

We must become more analytical in detecting and refuting hidden assumptions in the debate.

Ligntning Atheism, Ducks and Bananas

Atheists and religious people both need to work on their sense of humor.

Barbed wire
Eight myths about libertarianism

  Libertarianism is not what many people think.

 science and medicine

Brain
Little known facts about Parkinson's disease

  An exciting new treatment involves electrical stimulation instead of L-DOPA.

Protein
Curtains for the beta-amyloid theory?

Solanezumab's failure hasn't eliminated beta amyloid as a potential cause of Alzheimer's disease.

Brain
Subcortical vascular dementia

Vascular dementia is the loss of mental faculties caused by a problem in the blood vessels in the brain.

Clouds
Cold facts on global warming

  It's still important to understand what is and is not factual about the climate.




Tinnitus: Causes and Treatment

Recent research suggests that tinnitus is easier to cure when treatment is given early. In this article, I will discuss what is known about tinnitus and what tinnitus sufferers can do about their affliction.

Cow fermions
Are superconductors holograms?

  A new idea from string theory finds holograms everywhere.

Bismuth
Bismuth, nature's most uninteresting element

  Seven incredibly boring facts about bismuth you will probably believe!

 photography

Moon
Star fields in Apollo 11 photographs

The claim that there are no stars in the moon landing images is examined.

UV picture of Pine cone
Shortwave ultraviolet photography

Photography at short UV wavelengths (200-300 nm) opens up a new universe.

Roof vents
How to take bad cell phone photos

Some tips on taking the worst travel photos ever.

Radioactivity
Photographing Radioactivity with a Webcam

You can use a webcam to photograph radioactivity.

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Ultraviolet photography

The ultraviolet world is gloomy ... and pink.

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Infrared photography

It's not difficult to modify a digital SLR camera to take pictures in the near-infrared.

Andromeda
Astrophotography Without a Telescope

You don't need a lot of equipment to take spectacular pictures of the stars.

Fireflies
Fireflies

Firefly biology and tips on photographing fireflies. Movie of fireflies flashing in synchrony.

Oslo lens graphs
Build an Ultraviolet Zoom Lens, Part 1: Design

Design and plans for a fused-silica zoom lens.

Lens
High-resolution compact spectrograph, Part 1

Design and plans for a compact spectrograph suitable for astronomy.

Swan Nebula
Astrophotographs

  A collection of astrophotographs.

  science humor and miscellaneous

Reindeer
An Overview of Santa's Advanced Anti-Radar Technology

The inability of our most advanced radar to track Santa is no accident.

Woodpecker How to Get Rid of Woodpeckers

  Do noise generators and reflector tape actually work?

Crystal cube The Prophecies of Bruce de Nostradamus

Bruce Nostradamus is not as famous as his older brother, partly because his quatrains were not very good.

Reindeer
Fundamentals of Reindeer Aerodynamics

How did reindeer evolve the ability to fly?