The Case for a Creator, Chapter 7 Earth's Size Gonzalez's next assertion strikes me as highly dubious. He claims that, if the Earth were larger than it is, the higher surface gravity would tend to smooth out mountains and ocean basins, producing a perfectly spherical planet with little ...
Researchers claim a woman’s attractiveness is not in the eye of the beholder but is instead to do with the “golden ratio” or distance between key facial factors such as nose and mouth.
A fragment of a temple to Isis submerged for centuries but recently hoisted from the Mediterranean sea is believed to date back to the era of Egyptian queen Cleopatra.
Some struggling mortgage-holders are finding themselves having their homes sold from under them without notice by banks, according to McClatchy.
The popular microblogging Web site Twitter was hacked overnight, leaving the millions who use the site tweetless.
Physicists believe they have discovered “a ghostly sea of subatomic particles known as dark matter” at the bottom of an old iron mine in Minnesota.
Scientists have discovered, and caught on film, the deepest undersea erupting volcano at nearly 4,000 feet beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean surrounding Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.
Investigators have concluded that Twitter had no role to play in the drowning of a 2-year-old whose mother’s postings prior to his death have been criticised for having “a contributory effect”.
Beijing is being accused of standing in the way of a climate change treaty and “holding the world to ransom” with its demands despite recent US backing for a $100bn climate fund.
An iron sign bearing a Nazi slogan, “Arbeit Macht Frei”, was stolen early this morning from the main entrance of the Poland-based death camp Auschwitz, according to police.
Rescue workers are searching for survivors after a ship carrying more than 80 people and a cargo of livestock sank during a storm off the north Lebanese coast.
New video footage of an undersea eruption covered here in May and an update on the ongoing activity at Mayon.
When James Hansen created one of the world’s first climate modelers—then termed "Model Zero"—thirty years ago, he sounded a novel and somewhat abrupt alarm. The world, he predicted, is getting warmer, a claim that would later be echoed by the bulk of the scientific community. Today, as his findings ...
This is my 100th post on this blog. While I’ve written several blogs over the last 5 years, I wasn’t smart enough to migrate posts over when I switch blogging platforms, so… I’m back at lucky number #100! Humans like to evaluate at round numbers, we find milestones give good reminders to review ...
Last week's New Yorker contained this mind-opening piece by Atul Gawande, who argues that muddling through with small-bore trial projects is not a bad response to the crisis in U.S. health care. "Where we crave sweeping transformation,'' he writes, "all the current [Senate] bill offers is those ...