Dead Wild Roses: Performance Anxiety – Now Imagine Being Evaluated 24/7.

From Science Daily: “Now neuroscientists at the University of Sussex’s Sackler Centre and Brighton and Sussex Medical School have identified the brain network system that causes us to stumble and stall just when we least want to. MRI Dr Michiko Yoshie and her colleagues Professor Hugo Critchley, Dr Neil Harrison, and Dr Yoko Nagai were ...

Bill Longstaff: Welcome to the Chief Science Officer

Leading up to the 2015 federal election I volunteered my efforts to the group Evidence for Democracy (E4D), a group formed in reaction to the Harper government’s “war on science.” I am now delighted to see that, in keeping with its election promise, the new Liberal government has appointed a Chief Science Officer, thereby fulfilling ...

Scripturient: 432 vs 440Hz: Science or Codswallop?

Canadian band Walk Off the Earth posted excitedly on Facebook that they had just recorded a new song. Great. I like WOTE and look forward to their new song. What was really different about that notice was that they also said they had changed their instruments from the standard A440 to A432 tuning, and it ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Wall’s Faulty Logic

“Showing leadership matters, signals matter, examples matter, but the numbers are the numbers,” Wall said. Essentially, Wall appears to be suggesting that because no single action by itself will solve the problem, we shouldn’t take that single action. Applying this logic to other situations reveals just how faulty it is. When China surpasses the amount & proportion ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Cancer Treatments and Cures – Natural and Conventional: An Overview

  Here’s a thorny, delicate, controversial subject – but then again, when have I ever been known to shy away from such things? Peoples’ lives and well-being are at stake. We cannot afford to be tepid, mousey or weak-minded. According to a study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, chemotherapy was found ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Science in Sci-Fi Explained. :)

A concise guide to the levels of Science in popular science fiction:   Star Trek:   This is science-fiction, but we want our science to at least sound plausible. Therefore, most of the time, our scientific explanations will be rooted in scientific fact or at the very least solid, generally accepted theory. Stargate:   We’re about half ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Mental Note: Design rocket so it doesn’t explode at 90 degree tilt

Rockets that land are a new thing, so it’s probably a minor oversight. No one was hurt in the blast. It’s hard to reuse a rocket that lands, if it then explodes. SpaceX rocket explodes after landing on ocean barge https://t.co/FowcJfrvJ0 pic.twitter.com/FAzyrvf6ns — CP24 (@CP24) January 18, 2016

Scripturient: Architeuthis dux redux

Imagine swimming beside a giant squid. That’s what happened recently to some Japanese divers, on Xmas eve, who happened to have the presence of mind to film this extraordinary event. The video, above, shows the animal in its glory. Stunningly beautiful.* Giant squid are rarely seen, and generally inhabit much deeper waters than humans can ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: A Belated Merry Yuletide and Happy New Year Post

It has been nothing but work work, sleep, work, work, sleep, work work workYEAH CHRISTMAS BREAK,… sleep sleep sleep sleep,…That is what it has felt like for the last few weeks, and thus my absence from blogging.  Do not fear, the Grumpy Hobbit will return in the New Year, the Tiny Home Project is still ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: A Belated Merry Yuletide and Happy New Year Post

It has been nothing but work work, sleep, work, work, sleep, work work workYEAH CHRISTMAS BREAK,… sleep sleep sleep sleep,…That is what it has felt like for the last few weeks, and thus my absence from blogging.  Do not fear, the Grumpy Hobbit will return in the New Year, the Tiny Home Project is still ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: A Belated Merry Yuletide and Happy New Year Post

It has been nothing but work work, sleep, work, work, sleep, work work workYEAH CHRISTMAS BREAK,… sleep sleep sleep sleep,…That is what it has felt like for the last few weeks, and thus my absence from blogging.  Do not fear, the Grumpy Hobbit will return in the New Year, the Tiny Home Project is still ...

Susan on the Soapbox: The Rules-of-the-Universe-Do-Not-Apply Christmas List

The politicians on a break and so are we… Ms Soapbox is curled up in front of the fire playing with her Christmas List. Like most of us she has pretty much everything her little heart desires—a comfy home, loving family, semi-loving dog (Ms Soapbox ranks 3rd in Ziggy’s affections behind Missy and Mr Soapbox), ...

Dead Wild Roses: Common Physics Misconceptions.

Ah, Minute Physics, one of my favorite ytube channels.  Explain away 🙂   Filed under: Science Tagged: Minute Physics, Travel

A Grumpy Hobbit: Going Green – The Tiny House Project – Trailer Design CRITICAL IMPORTANCE (Part One)

My current job, it is not mentally demanding and it allows me time to think through problems and find different solutions.  This often means that a design I figured out the day before goes in the filing cabinet and a new modified design or a entire new design is born to solve the same problem. ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: Going Green – The Tiny House Project – Trailer Design CRITICAL IMPORTANCE (Part One)

My current job, it is not mentally demanding and it allows me time to think through problems and find different solutions.  This often means that a design I figured out the day before goes in the filing cabinet and a new modified design or a entire new design is born to solve the same problem. ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: Going Green – The Tiny House Project – Trailer Design CRITICAL IMPORTANCE (Part One)

My current job, it is not mentally demanding and it allows me time to think through problems and find different solutions.  This often means that a design I figured out the day before goes in the filing cabinet and a new modified design or a entire new design is born to solve the same problem. ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: Going Green – The Tiny Home Project – The General Plan

Many people are looking at tiny homes.  This solution is not for everyone and it requires a good deal planning and prep-work.  One of the very first things you need to do is down size.  I mean down size with a vengeance!!!  I have already accomplished over the course of the last few years and ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: Going Green – The Tiny Home Project – The General Plan

Many people are looking at tiny homes.  This solution is not for everyone and it requires a good deal planning and prep-work.  One of the very first things you need to do is down size.  I mean down size with a vengeance!!!  I have already accomplished over the course of the last few years and ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: Going Green – The Tiny Home Project – The General Plan

Many people are looking at tiny homes.  This solution is not for everyone and it requires a good deal planning and prep-work.  One of the very first things you need to do is down size.  I mean down size with a vengeance!!!  I have already accomplished over the course of the last few years and ...

Dead Wild Roses: Rats, Toilets, and Weiners: things you will wish you didn’t know

I went to Youtube looking for more versions of Wagner’s Stehe Still to listen to, but, as it does, Youtube presented me with a number of recommendations before I typed in my search.  One thing led to another, and now I’m… more educated I guess?  Just sharing my joy! Videos after the break because some people ...

Susan on the Soapbox: Notley Reads the Tea Leaves: The Climate Leadership Plan

Last Sunday hell froze over, or so it seemed to many Albertans. Alberta’s NDP premier, Rachel Notley, unveiled her government’s Climate Leadership Plan. She was surrounded by representatives from NGOs and aboriginal groups as well as the CEOs of Suncor, Shell, Cenovus and Canadian Natural Resources Limited. No one batted an eyelash as Notley rolled ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: Going Green – Rechargable Battery Packs

In my first article about Going Green – Transportation I touched on Electropeds/Electro-Peds and the battery requirements and costs.  That was on November 22nd.  The thing that was burning my butt was the cost, a 48volt, 1500 Watt – 20Ah battery pack that uses Lithium-Manganese based chemistry was expensive ($850.00 USD) and I seriously got ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: Going Green – Rechargable Battery Packs

In my first article about Going Green – Transportation I touched on Electropeds/Electro-Peds and the battery requirements and costs.  That was on November 22nd.  The thing that was burning my butt was the cost, a 48volt, 1500 Watt – 20Ah battery pack that uses Lithium-Manganese based chemistry was expensive ($850.00 USD) and I seriously got ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: Going Green – Rechargable Battery Packs

In my first article about Going Green – Transportation I touched on Electropeds/Electro-Peds and the battery requirements and costs.  That was on November 22nd.  The thing that was burning my butt was the cost, a 48volt, 1500 Watt – 20Ah battery pack that uses Lithium-Manganese based chemistry was expensive ($850.00 USD) and I seriously got ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: E-FLAP #000010 – Joshua Attempts Science/Science, Again

Well Joshua is back with his second installment of  “How Conservatives Can Reclaim Science”, and still no science.  When I first read Joshua’s second article I didn’t think much of it, for he had very little to say about science.  Then after a second, more careful reading, I realized I was mistaken and there is ...