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Superhero Science: Ant-Man And The Wasp Shouldn't Be Able To Breathe At Insect Size, Here's Why They Can

At insect size, miniature superheroes Ant-Man and The Wasp should be dead in minutes. Since they did not train on the top of Mt. Everest, they would be unable to overcome the atmospheric density they would have to face at tiny size, and that's without ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 12 2018 - 5:25pm

Interna

It's been a while since I last discussed something personal in this column. The reason is not that I changed my mind with respect to being open and freely share my ideas, experiences, and personal life things here- I have long argued that if a blog is ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Dec 14 2018 - 6:37am

Organic Consumers Association Continues To Be The Embarrassing Stepchild Of The Organic Industry

Organic Consumers Association has opened a new front in their culture war against science- now they say organic food itself is too science-y. Don't they represent organic farmers? No. Unlike Organic Trade Association, the mainstream trade group create ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 14 2018 - 11:10am

Predictions! For 2019 In Science and Technology.

P redicting the future is an inherently risky business.  However, based on available data there are a few things we can say will or likely will happen in 2019. Ranging from astronomy to physics and technology here are my three predictions.  These are base ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Dec 18 2018 - 12:28pm

Bali Travel Report

As useless as this post may be, I wish to write here a few impressions from my trip to the island of Bali, Indonesia. Why, this is my blog, not a newsletter. So it makes perfect sense to use it as a receptacle of my free-wandering thoughts and experiences, ...

Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Dec 28 2018 - 4:01am

GameStop Transgender Meltdown: Self ID Is Visual ID. UPDATE The Transwomans Interview

U pdate: Comments from the gentleman who took the video and a different trans lady with an interesting take on the whole incident. Video showing a self-identified transgender woman having a moment after being misgendered has gone viral and this raises som ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jan 8 2019 - 12:35am

Kevin Hart, Must Apologize. There Are Gay Jokes, Then There Is Hate Speech. A Scientist Opinion

O n Kevin Hart, Eddie Murphy could show him what an apology for past anit-gay jokes looks like.  Eddie Murphy managed to do this  in nineteen-hundred and ninety-six.  Kevin Hart never ever did apologize at all. ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jan 5 2019 - 11:10pm

Organic Consumers Association Sponsors Anti-Vaccine Meeting With Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

In 2011 I wrote a book with Dr. Alex Berezow of RealClearScience in which we noted the common cause among the anti-vaccine, anti-energy, and anti-GMO communities. They shared common beliefs about distrust of science and I made a challenge; I said if I drew ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 12 2019 - 9:20am

New Office

As the regulars here already know, I am an employee of the INFN. This is the "Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare", which translates as "National institute for nuclear physics", a slight misnomer of historical origin, as the institute ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Feb 27 2019 - 12:50pm

'Apollo 11' Documentary- Review

If you are in a hurry, I will save you some time. Do not walk, fly at 20,000 MPH to your nearest theater or Fandango or however you get IMAX tickets and see "Apollo 11." I want to be the first to congratulate Todd Douglas Miller on his 2020 Acade ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 1 2019 - 11:23am