Did  You Get Nova On My Solar Storm?!

Did You Get Nova On My Solar Storm?!

For your listening pleasure, especially Mike S.  Cygnus X-1 has a similar structure to novae systems after all, so relevant. Once again, I was listening to a podcast, ranting and raving, so much I had to actually comment on the podcast site. When I finished, I...
Is That a Penis in Your Speedos?

Is That a Penis in Your Speedos?

In addition to The Meateater Podcast, my regular rotation includes The DarkHorse Podcast. This is a husband (Bret Weinstein) and wife (Heather Heying) team, both evolutionary biologists, who, in addition to a regular podcast interview/discussion format show from Bret,...
This is Your Brain on Reddit

This is Your Brain on Reddit

The internet is often a fascinating demonstration of humanity’s tendency to prey upon the most gullible people among us. I clearly find myself in the latter. This is my review of “The Gonster”: An example where one might find the ideas on the internet worthy of being...
Is it hot in here? Or is that just me?

Is it hot in here? Or is that just me?

I’m a fairly regular listener of The Meateater Podcast; it’s entertaining, informative, and Steven Rinella (company founder, podcast host) may be the only person in the world who likes to talk more than Joe Rogan. It’s generally non-political, though...
But You Said There Would Be No Math! (Version 3.14159…)

But You Said There Would Be No Math! (Version 3.14159…)

The calculation of the number pi has been pursued for thousands of years, using both geometric and infinite series techniques. For example, the Leibniz series for pi is 4 times the infinite series (1 – 1/3 + 1/5 – 1/7 + 1/9 …). Since the advent of modern computers, pi...