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After registering my e-mail address with WordPress for the first time in ages for my Games and Learning class I have discovered my old blog!


It appears I was just as scientific and politically inclined five years ago as I am now.


2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Multiverse theory takes its first baby step to being true!

Recent studies of the glow left after the big bang suggests that several “bubble” universes may have had an effect on our own.  The theory holds that universes pop in and out of existence and “infinitely” expanding staying forever out of reach of one another.  The program they used found the bubble universes to explain away variances in the data but more data would be needed to confirm this suspicion.  Many think physics isn’t at the proper point currently to wrap its grasp around the multiverse idea and to probe our own universe for the answers we need.

Interested? Read more at: BBC

SETI the end of the search, is the end of the idea. Please Read :)

290 miles northeast of San Fransisco nestled at the hills in the hat creek radio observatory is the Allen Telescope Array a project thats been in production since about 2007.  It also houses one of the few spots where radio telescopes are setup to search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).  Also lying in the sand and blue skies is an idea that keeps the human mind at the edge of the most creative imagination, The search for other lifeforms isn’t just a vain search its an idea that every human being feels –the feeling of being alone not only on this planet but in the universe.  Recently the funding has been cut for SETI (in the U.S.) not just the telescopes being built but the project itself, Now I know most people wouldn’t blink twice about this but doesn’t this bother you that this project isn’t a top priority?  Instead we spend the majority of funding on defense and research which is great, Hell, duct tape came from that but at what point is enough enough.  To stop the search no matter how vain it is, is to stop yearning for the ultimate and most important question a human being can ask, Are we alone in the Universe?

You can read an article titled “SETI is Dead” in Nature or register at their site online and read it online.

Fermilab and LHC both show tantalizing hints of Higgs-Boson!

So Fermilab and the LHC in Switzerland are both showing results of the elusive Higgs-Boson particle which gives the Standard model in physics mass.  If you read physics news often you might be apprehensive as this is the 3rd time in two years they have claimed to have evidence proving its existence but peer review shot down the last two finds.  Hopefully we have found it this time, as this time is different than the past they have loads of data and both labs have found the bump in each of their data sets.  What does this mean? You may ask well, It puts us on the path to understanding quantum physics even better as well as making the standard model functional.

Read more at: Nature, New Scientist.

Flying Spaghetti Monster, I believe.

So a man in Austria wore a Spaghetti strainer on his head to prove a point, Turns out he made it and they let him have it on his head for his license.  Guess what i’m doing for my next photo? thats right, a spaghetti strainer, just to prove FSM is just as legit as Jesus or God or wtf’ever it is.  If you can wear a Burka or a little golden cross I can totally wear a Spaghetti strainer.

Read more at: BBC

The Lost Continent, I know sounds like a movie title, Right? Nope, Its real.

” This week, a group of geologists report that they’ve found a lost continent off the coast of Scotland. 55 million years ago, about 10 million years after dinosaurs died out, a chunk of the seafloor erupted from beneath the water. It created a small continent that existed for at least a million years, covered in dramatic mountains and valleys, and irrigated with streaming rivers. Eventually the landscape sank back beneath the waves, its once-sunny mountains buried beneath 2 kilometers of seabed.” Read more at-io9