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Spider web with dew drops

Does high humidity protect against SARS-CoV-2?

  Why do influenza viruses and coronaviruses peak during the winter?

Coronavirus map

The four classes of science

We are awash in unfalsi­fiable computer predictions. But if a prediction can never be proven wrong, is it still science?

A clean aquarium

Here's what we know so far about clinical trials on COVID-19

Chloroquine & HCQ ques­tioned; new system for starting trials rapidly is needed Updated Apr 1

Cemetery

Do these new treatments for Wuhan coronavirus really work?

Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, not quinine water, not hydrochloric acid, please

Pills

Statins: the wonder drugs that led medicine into a cul de sac

After 40 years of statins, atherosclerosis may not be caused by high cholesterol after all.

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?

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.

 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 and medicine

Pleiades

Why is the speed of light not infinity?

Wonky Minkowski diagrams, Rindler frames, and quantum foam, oh myyyy . . .

Protein molecule

The future of medicine

  In the future things will be ... uh, better ... mostly

Clouds

Cold facts on global warming

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

Male deer rutting behavior

How science is slowly demolishing the myths of woke ideology

Evolutionary psychology is identifying popular false­hoods using empirical science




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.

Coronavirus

Schizophrenia as a com­pli­cation of virus infection

  How respiratory viruses can trigger the immune system and cause psychosis

 photography

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.

Moon

Star fields in Apollo 11 photographs

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

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.

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

Circuit board
I drink the charger electric

  What Walt Whitman would have written if he lived in our age of 5G NR cell phone technology

Bismuth

Bismuth, nature's most uninteresting element

Seven incredibly boring facts about bismuth you will probably believe!

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?