Over Easy: Science
(picture courtesy of Kyle Pearce at flickr.com.)
Morning, pups, BoxTurtle is hung up and can’t get in, this is your token Monday science groove.
Glad that of all the tripe that went on at last night’s Oscars, Stephen Hawking got recognized for the pre-eminent mind influencing so much, and giving us such a treasure by his example.
Fukushima continues to spew;
‘Fukushima is Japan’s radiation nightmare that just won’t go away. Ever since March 11, 2011, the damaged plant has been riddled with leaks and cleanup setbacks. Now Tepco, the operator of the damaged facility, says they’ve recorded spikes between 50-70 times above average readings in the gutters that pour water into a nearby bay.’
Exposure of Willie Soon, sometimes referred to incorrectly as a climatologist, for funding from petroleum interests, cast a bright light on the source of anti-science elements active in promoting ignorance.
A prominent academic and climate change denier’s work was funded almost entirely by the energy industry, receiving more than $1.2m from companies, lobby groups and oil billionaires over more than a decade, newly released documents show.
Keep your minds active, and a lot of useless nonsense will stay away.