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Brexit, Media, and Asteroids

After the court ruling on Brexit, ConservativeHome: Calm down, dears – Article 50 is still going to happen In this respect, I think what matters most is who wins the US presidential election next week. If it’s Hillary, Britain will probably … Continue reading

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Scare Stories

I used to worry about Peak Oil. I bought a copy of The Limits To Growth back in 1972 or so, and it had all these computer-generated graphs showing peak oil production being achieved in 1990 or maybe 1995. I … Continue reading

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Close Approach of Asteroid 2016 RB1

Daily Mail 7 Sep 2016: Phew! Large 32ft asteroid passed just 40,000km from our planet today – Ten times nearer to Earth than the moon Asteroid came within a distance of 24,800 miles (40,000 km) The 32ft-long asteroid passed by Earth … Continue reading

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Mathematical Bamboozling

The back story on that fireball video I posted up last night is that it was seen over southern Russia (somewhere near Ufa) on the evening of 11 February 2013, four days before the big Chelyabinsk fireball. I’d seen the … Continue reading

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How Dogma Dies

In our dogmatic era, I was wondering a few days back how dogmas die. Everything dies in the end, but how does dogma die? You start out with some hesitant, uncertain idea, and it maybe gathers a following of some … Continue reading

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Martin Scriblerus

Readers may have noticed that a new picture appeared in the margin of my blog today – Martin Scriblerus. This is the result of an invitation I received yesterday to become a member of an informal group of bloggers. As … Continue reading

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Quasi-Moon 2016 HO3

Enough of politics. I’ve had more than enough of it. Instead I’m going to write about newly-discovered asteroid 2016 HO3 that is circling the Earth. Astronomers found a small asteroid circling around the Earth. Estimated to be between 40 meters … Continue reading

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