#2681 29.02.2024 23:23 AP

ORF: Erster Februar ohne Frost in Wien

Erstmals seit Messbeginn hat es in einem Februar in Wien keinen Tag unter null Grad Celsius gegeben. In der Landwirtschaft kann dieses frühe, warme Wetter zu Problemen führen. Es drohen Ernteausfälle.

#2470 10.12.2023 22:32 AP

Quanta Magazine: Arrows of Time

The human mind has long grappled with the elusive nature of time: what it is, how to record it, how it regulates life, and whether it exists as a fundamental building block of the universe. This timeline traces our evolving understanding of time through a history of observations in CULTURE, PHYSICS, TIMEKEEPING and BIOLOGY.

#2346 29.10.2023 21:09 AP
The Baloney Detection Kit

The Marginalian: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking (2014)

The kit is brought out as a matter of course whenever new ideas are offered for consideration. If the new idea survives examination by the tools in our kit, we grant it warm, although tentative, acceptance. If you’re so inclined, if you don’t want to buy baloney even when it’s reassuring to do so, there are precautions that can be taken; there’s a tried-and-true, consumer-tested method.