Category: Science

  • Measurable climate change has slowly been affecting the coastlines of the Americas for several years now. That’s no secret of course. Rising coastlines, ravaging seas, devastating hurricanes, and superstorms have been battering coastal cities and don’t seem to be letting up. Even, tourist island havens have been completely wiped off the Earth. It doesn’t end […]

  • Snow in the Sahara

    Snow in the Sahara

    This past week’s extremely rare snowstorm system was absolutely devastating in Texas. It got me thinking about other regions who rarely experience snowfall or winter storms. It’s fairly rare, but snow does in fact fall in The Sahara. It’s less likely than snowfall in Texas, but certainly striking if not beautiful to behold.

  • Simple Guide to Cloud Types

    You see these sorts of diagrams everywhere. Wikipedia and Google search results normally have rich photos showcasing each cloud variety. School textbooks normally have little illustrations. Those are my favorite kind of diagrams.

  • 13 Months, 28 days

    Calendars and time-keeping, is what makes or breaks civilizations. It’s no mistake that the Julian and Gregorian calendar varieties carry their Caesarian namespace. Managing how we catalog time is a pretty political, financially-motivated and generally sensitive topic. We don’t like change. It’s human nature to resist change. It takes serious inertia to introduce new (let […]

  • What is a sand dam and how do they work?

    A simple reinforced rubble cement wall can re-capture millions of gallons of water normally lost during the rain seasons in arid regions.

  • Our closest red supergiant, Betelgeuse will become a violent and bright supernova soon(ish)

    The edge of an interstellar cloud encroaches on the star while it prepares to explode as a supernova.

  • A mystery settled — Homo erectus remains are confirmed to be youngest link to the past

    Skull fragments were unearthed in 1931. Only recently has it become clear they are the youngest link from Homo erectus to who we are now — Homo sapien.

  • Rules for writing great Science Fiction scripts

    Great writing begins with creative constraints, and removing all the clichés (among other tips).

  • Close-up photos of Jupiter’s polar vortexes and dancing storms

    Take a look at some of the most mesmerizing photos of Jupiter yet —transmitted from Juno, the little orbiter that could.

  • The last cooler than average month was in February 1994

    If you’re under the age of 25, you’ve never experienced normal climate on Earth.