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9 posts • joined 30 Oct 2012

Black hole boffins close in on gravity waves

aallison

I'm confused. Although far from being an astro- (or any other kind of) physicist, it's unclear to me why Black Holes must collide. I can understand that when galaxies collide the black holes at there centers compete for the resulting mess, er mass. But why must they combine? Wouldn't the additional fuel be sufficient to cause a wave?

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Boffins spot LONE PLANET roaming interstellar void

aallison

Shame on you! Planet: a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star.

No star, no planet.

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Brit boson boffin Higgs bags Nobel with eponymous deiton

aallison

Congrats on a typically clever headline!

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Bees baffled by belching car exhausts = GLOBAL HUNGER

aallison

Anther mind-bogglingly irrelevant piece of pseudo-science (note the use of "may"). Here's a documented, as opposed to hypothetical, bee problem: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/science/earth/soaring-bee-deaths-in-2012-sound-alarm-on-malady.html?pagewanted=all.

Could we have a moratorium on "anthropomorphic emissions (might) cause you-name-it" reports please?

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Revealed: HUNGRY frosty Arctic cleft that could eat 2 Grand Canyons

aallison

Huh?

"Boffins used thousands of kilometres of airborne radar data collected by NASA"??

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Climate change EVEN WORSE than you thought: It causes WAR and MURDER

aallison

Not to mention the fact that, oops, not only has the planet not warmed since 1997 but actually appears to be cooling despite a 35% increase in the anthropomorphic contribution to atmospheric CO2. LOL

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Greenhouse gasses may boost chances of exoplanetary life

aallison

Oops!

"That's too narrow a view, argues Seager. "If there is one important lesson from exoplanets, it is that anything is possible within the laws of physics and chemistry," she writes." I'd have more confidence if she had written, "If there is one important lesson from exoplanets, it is that anything is possible within the laws of physics and chemistry is possible".

And what about that threat of havoc: an almost 10% rise in CO2 since 1996 and zero warming? How empty is that threat?

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Cockatoo grabs his tool, manages to get hold of boffins' nuts

aallison

Best headline of the year!!!!

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Geneva devastated by monster tsunami, millions at risk

aallison

Doesn't make sense

If we might return to the subject of the article for a moment, the shape of the Lake suggests that the amplitude of the wave would increase, rather than decrease, between Lucerne and Geneva. If the source of the tsunami is correct, the amplitudes are wrong (reversed?).

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