Sunday, September 04, 2016

Science stories of the week

DavidReneke's blog say: No, ET is not trying to call Eliott:

An unusual signal registered in the North Caucasus Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia is a terrestrial disturbance rather than a sound from an unearthly civilization, a telescope researcher said...
“We, indeed, discovered an unusual signal. However, an additional check showed that it was emanating from a Soviet military satellite, which had not been entered into any of the catalogs of celestial bodies,” Ipatov said..


Earthquakes in Oklahoma? 

They'll blame fracking, of course...but not fracking per se but how they do it, since Kansas' limitations on extraction has cut their earthquakes.

well, I hope it's fracking because the alternative is pretty frightening.

There are quite a few major fault lines in the USA: and some of these areas in the eastern and midwestern USA have had major earthquakes in the last few hundred years...

Map of active US fault lines in the USA by USGS


Juno reveals Jupiter's North Pole is nothing like we ever saw before: it's blue


and the Pope is right up there remaking the church into the church of what's happening now: making global warming more important than the ten commandments:

Pope Francis: Global Warming a ‘Sin,’ Man Can Atone by Recycling and ‘Car-Pooling’

I don't know about carpooling, but tricyclepooling? We haz that:

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