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Recent paper finds extreme weather & flooding became less frequent/extreme in Southwest England

Remember this past winter and the wailing over the floods in the Somerset levels? The paper, much like our WUWT analysis this past winter, totally contradicts the Guardian’s claims, which seems to be based on “low information pollees”. Catastrophic Floods of Dartmoor, South West England Background The authors write that “extreme floods are the most…

Coffee cans? Yes.

An archaeologist’s field guide to coffee cans The coffee was Hills Bros. The can was vacuum-sealed. For more than a decade, no other coffee company mastered this technique, first used with butter. This made Hills Bros. of San Francisco the primary choice of early Gold Rush cabin dwellers. The pungent beverage was so popular in Alaska [...]

Understanding Rejection in Personal Relationships

Rejection is one person saying to the other — “Keep away, I don’t want you around me now. ” Such a message often hits exactly in the center of our ego and shakes our self worth.  Thus both giving and receiving a message of rejection has to be handled with sensitivity. Thankfully most social rejections are […]

Amazon Pricing and a Book Bleg

I'd like to get my hands on a copy of Maria Reicher, ed., States of Affairs (Ontos Verlag, 2009). I didn't find it in the ASU catalog and so I headed over to where I found a used copy...

Small aftershock in Duncan area

A M2.6 earthquake on the Arizona-New Mexico border is likely an aftershock from the June 28, M5.3 Duncan earthquake. Because of it's small size and the limited seismic station coverage in the area, we suspect the location is not well constrained. Show More Summary

US Air Force Presses Ahead with Sixth Generation Fighter, LRS-B Engines

The US Air Force is moving ahead with plans to develop a sixth-generation fighter jet engine based on technological improvements achieved through an ongoing effort to produce a power plant for a future long-range bomber.In a requestShow More Summary

Protein in plasma may one day change transfusions

TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2014 – In injured mice, the naturally occurring protein fibronectin is instrumental in stopping bleeding but interestingly also at preventing life-threatening blood clots – according to new research published today in Journal of Clinical Investigation. read more

Why a Tory/UKIP Merger Would Lose

When a Tory raises their eyes to the horizon everywhere they see the 12 yellow stars of the European Union twinkling in the deep blue firmament. Yes, the modern Conservative Party is dysfunctionally obsessed. It can be distracted enough to bash the poor and fulminate against trade unions, but the abiding obsession is Europe. Show More Summary

Text analytics applied to applications of things like text analytics

South by Southwest (SXSW) uses a web-based voting method to choose panels, and so Jason Baldridge took a look at the titles submitted for Phil Resnik's "Putting a Real-Time Face on Polling" session,  to … see whether some straight-forward Unix commands, text analytics and natural language processing can reveal anything interesting about them. He describes the results […]

Discharged patients return to the ER because 'better safe than sorry'

WASHINGTON – Patients who return to the emergency department within a few days of discharge do so principally because they are anxious about their symptoms and have lost trust in other parts of the health care system, according to the...Show More Summary

A Freshwater Oasis Existed in the Nefud Desert at the Pleistocene/Holocene Boundary

Epipalaeolithic occupation and palaeoenvironments of the southern Nefud desert, Saudi Arabia, during the Terminal Pleistocene and Early HoloceneAuthors:Hilbert et alAbstract:The transition from the Terminal Pleistocene to the Early Holocene...Show More Summary

NASA satellites calling here you come again, Tropical Storm Dolly

Tropical Storm Dolly visited Mexico six years ago, and NASA satellite data is calling "Here you come again," reminiscent of the famous country singer's hit song, as another storm named Dolly heads for a second landfall in Mexico. read more

UAH Global Temperature Report: August 2014 down by .11C

The Version 5.6 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for August, 2014 is +0.20 deg. C, down from July’s value of +0.31 deg. C (click for full size version): It should be remembered that during ENSO, there is a 1-2 month lag between SST change and tropospheric temperature changes, so what the SST anomaly…

Yellowstone ‘Super Eruption’ Could Blanket U.S. in Ash, Study Finds

An eruption could blanket the east coast in a few millimeters and bury the Rocky mountains in several meters of ash

An hour of moderate exercise a day may decrease heart failure risk

In a new study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, researchers say more than an hour of moderate or half an hour of vigorous exercise per day may lower your risk of heart failure by 46 percent. Heart...Show More Summary

Breast cancer patients with bilateral mastectomy don't have better survival rates

Breast cancer patients treated with lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy survived as long as patients who had bilateral mastectomy, according to a large study conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. read more

The Wonderful Worlds of Borges

I recently came across an edited set of interviews with one of the true masters, Jorges Luis Borges. The book is Borges at Eighty: Conversations. I first encountered the Argentinian on the built-in bookshelves of one of my English professors.… Continue reading ?

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