In his statement to the Climate Depot on the newly released IPCC report, top MIT scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen, says that "...the latest IPCC report has truly sunk to level of hilarious incoherence. They are proclaiming increased confidence in their models as the discrepancies between their models and observations increase..." Dr. Lindzen is an emeritus Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT.
In an interview with Climate Depot, Dr. Richard Lindzen said , "I think that the latest IPCC report has truly sunk to level of hilarious incoherence. They are proclaiming increased confidence in their models as the discrepancies between their models and observations increase." Dr. Lindzen is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at MIT.
Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology. If people want to "deny evolution and live in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that's fine, but don't make your kids do it because we need them."
McGill University graduate Tim Blais is switching from theoretical physics to music — and there's no better way to mark the career transition than making a "Bohemian Rhapsody" video parody about string theory that's rockin' the Internet.
The 23-year-old Blais (pronounced like "blay") is no stranger to the viral-video biz: Last year's a cappella production was a geeky reimagining of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" that was titled "Rolling in the Higgs." As in Higgs boson.
But "Bohemian Gravity" raises the hilarity — and the high-energy physics — to a new level. Blais' performance is nearly as tuneful as Queen's original, and right from the get-go, he addresses the conundrum posed by the view that reality is composed of tiny vibrating strings. ("Is string theory real? Is it just fantasy?") There's even an Einstein sock puppet that joins the chorus.
"To me it was an obvious thing to use an Einstein sock puppet," Blais told NBC News. He planned ahead, and got a friend to make it by hand. He also chose his costumes with care: "Every shirt is an instrument — all the red shirts are guitar … the yellow shirt is a low bass," he said.
In just a couple of days, the YouTube video has racked up more than 270,000 views.
Blais has just finished up his master's degree program at McGill, and he says he's putting academia aside for a while. "I've been in school all my life so I'm switching gears and being a musician this year!" he tweeted. And that career choice is just fine by McGill theoretical physicist Alex Maloney, Blais' faculty adviser.
"He's obviously a very talented musician," Maloney told NBC News, "and he's an excellent physicist."
For more evidence of that, check out Blais' Facebook page for A Capella Science as well as this Global News article about the latest video's genesis. And check out these annotated lyrics for "Bohemian Gravity":
This year, two contagions that are scaring epidemiologists the most are another Asian virus called H7N9, and MERS, or Middle East respiratory syndrome. Both appeared in 2012.
What does it take to make the jump? Medical researchers say nightmare bugs are quick to evolve, resistant to treatment, have lethal power and the ability to spread from person to person, usually through the air.
Do you remember playing pretend when you were a child? A stick became a sword while a playground became a castle. This ability to use your imagination doesn't disappear after childhood, though; it persists when people create art, invent tools and think scientifically. Now, scientists have discovered the source of human imagination.
(CNSNews.com) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released its “State of the Climate in 2012” report, which states that “worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record.” Continued...
Another major European media outlet is asking: Where’s the global warming? Moreover, they are featuring prominent skeptic scientists who are warning of a potential little ice age and dismissing CO2 as a major climate driver. Denmark is a really "green" country, so it is significant that one of its major newspapers is calling for folks to consider that Sun activity (or lack thereof) is the primary force behind major change in the Earth's climate. Welcome back to science.