Results tagged “Japan” from onegoodmove

Monday Links

  • XKCD Radiates
    Fun fact:

    For example, bananas are a natural source of gamma rays due to the decay of an isotope of potassium (40K).

  • Is Philosophy of Science Dead?

    In his latest book, The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking gives his opinion that the philosophy of science has outlived its usefulness - it is "dead". The reason he gives is that modern philosophers have not kept up with the cutting edge of science, and therefore their musings have become irrelevant.

  • TV Skeptic: The Medium and Oz
    Just when you thought it was impossible John Edward will prove you wrong and sink to a new low. And Mr. Dr. Oz happily lets him.

  • Don't Lose Your Cool

    The best-case scenario, and probably most likely, is that the Fukushima-Daiichi plant will limp along, but without any catastrophic events (such as a major Chernobyl-style radioactive explosion and fire).

    I hope so.

Disaster in Japan


  • Earthquake in Japan (photos)
    I have an uncle and his family in Ibaraki. They're fine, but god damn. His daughter (my little cousin) was closer to the epicenter (she's fine too). Can't imagine how desperate people are to find if their loved ones are OK. Yesterday night I was hanging out with a Japanese friend, and the news broke on the TVs at the bar. She couldn't even get her family on the phone (fortunately they're fine as well), and they're fairly far from the disaster.

  • Did the "Supermoon" Cause the Earthquake? Nope.

    The idea of the Moon affecting us on Earth isn't total nonsense, but it cannot be behind this earthquake, and almost certainly won't have any actual, measurable affect on us on March 19, when the full Moon is at its closest.

    So, how can I be so sure?

  • Propagating Waves
    I've received and seen some messages with concern about CA. All looks clear for CA. (See link below.)

  • The Japan Tsunami Casually Hits the San Francisco Bay