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Furin

What does furin do when it's not trying to kill us?

Furin is an enzyme that helps SARS-CoV-2 to enter the cell. But what is furin, and why does it hate us?

Trump

How successful was the Trump doctrine?

President Trump would have had greater success if he'd followed the teachings of Sun-Tzu

Bitcoins in the cloud

The Cloud Just Committed Hara-Kiri

Whatever Amazon's true motivation, they just gave us proof that moving to the cloud is a terrible idea

Global warming

'Twas Covid killed global warming

To understand why people doubt global warming, look at how the press covers Covid

String

Could the universe be eternal after all?

  String theory may overthrow everything we believe about the Big Bang

Antibodies

What is going on with Pfizer's mRNA COVID vaccine?

Anaphylactic reactions due to the nanoparticles or is the antigen too powerful?

SARS-CoV-2 spike protein top view

What is an asymptomatic infection?

Is there such a thing as an asymptomatic infection? Are doctors outsourcing diag­noses to a PCR machine?

DNA

The Reliability of RT-PCR tests for COVID-19

  How reliable are RT-PCR tests for COVID-19?

 science and medicine

SARS-CoV-2 structure

Sars-CoV-2 messes with your head

Some researchers are finding evidence that deaths from COVID-19 may actually be due to brain infection.

Duga radar antenna

Questions and Answers about 5G wireless

  No wait, this will be interesting, I promise. Come back!

DNA

What does the Y chromosome do?

Is it really possible for a person to change sex? Do other animals have Y chromosomes?

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.

Male deer rutting behavior

How science is slowly demolishing the myths of woke ideology

Evolutionary psychology is identifying popular false­hoods using empirical science

Cow fermions

Are superconductors holograms?

A new idea from string theory finds holograms everywhere.

Spider web with dew drops

Does high humidity protect against SARS-CoV-2?

Could preventing the spread of COVID-19 be as simple as turning up the humidity? Here are the calculations

Cat on North America Nebula

Space is quantum entanglement

Many physicists now say that spacetime is quantum entanglement. Does that mean it's a neural network?

Coronavirus

Schizophrenia as a com­pli­cation of virus infection

  How respiratory viruses can trigger the immune system and cause psychosis

Beta-amyloid

What are your odds of getting Alzheimer's disease?

Latest research shows that the risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease is 75% genetic

 photography

Western blot

Building and using a high-quality Western blot imaging system

Build a laboratory imaging system for 1/8 the cost, and get better results by under­standing how they work

Solar eclipse

How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

Without burning up your camera sensor, blinding yourself, and setting your dog on fire.

Mars photographed with unstable camera

How to photograph Mars and other planets

  It's not too late to get your azz to Mazz.

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.

UV image of sparks

Ultraviolet photography

  The ultraviolet world is gloomy ... and pink.

Infrared image of tree

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. Updated: Jupiter-Saturn conjunction

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.

 libertarianism

Sonogram of bird calls

The sound of freedom

  Technological sounds are drowning out the quiet music of nature.

Chess pieces brawling

Argumentation in a post-logical world

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

Lightning

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 humor and miscellaneous

Emperor from Star Wars

One phoenix please, extra crispy [revised]

  Some ideas for J.K. Rowling's possible remake of Order of the Phoenix

Santa Claus high-tech sleigh
An Overview of Santa's Advanced Anti-Radar Technology

The inability of our radar tracking systems to detect Santa's sleigh is no accident

Chess fracas

The Blogger's Code of Snark

Some rules handed down to me by my old Grandma Blogger, who knitted them into a seven-foot-long tea cosy.

Reindeer

Fundamentals of Reindeer Aerodynamics

How did reindeer evolve the ability to fly?