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How many links does it take to go from one part of science to another? To be a little more concrete, how many steps do you have to take to get from a paper on exercise physiology to a paper on black holes?This was the question my son and I discussed some Sunday night. It arose because I'd suggested PubMed as a good place for him to get information about exercise (what's good, or not, for you). PubMet is a great resource. At least the abstract of every paper (within some […]
Have to bite the bullet here and discuss my guesses for the September 2014 Arctic sea ice extent average. The thing which has made them so difficult is that they're so different from each other. Now, one method I've retired. It was simply so bad last year that there's no point in continuing it. That is the one I did based on a population growth (of ice-free area) curve.That leaves, however, two different model-based guessers. The first one, which appears at the Sea […]
Katherine Monroe:Below are the full instructions on how to build exactly what I built. There is so much that could be done to improve the design. I know it is not anywhere close to perfect. The materials I used were makeshift, whatever was lying around the house or wasn’t too expensive. But that was the point. I like spontaneity. It doesn’t have to be extremely elaborate to work and to be useful. This is for anyone who wants to do anything with it or for anyone who is just […]
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