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How’s the weather on Gl 581 c?

April 27th, 2007 · 10 Comments

A preprint letter to appear in a future Astronomy and Astrophysics detailing the discovery of the most Earth-like planet to date, Gl 581 c, was posted online today. You’ve probably already seen a few mass-media articles in the press about Gl 581 c (if not, check some out here or here or here). Absolutely fascinating!

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Keeping up with the Joneses

April 16th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Keeping up with the Joneses is an arduous task. The volume of literature coming out in the atmospheric sciences is staggering, and even keeping up with the literature relevant to one’s specialized field is difficult. Because of this, it is important to be efficient in monitoring the scientific literature as it comes out. My purpose [...]

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Who Says Global Warming Isn’t “Sexy”?

March 14th, 2007 · 1 Comment

One from the lighter side: I just noticed yesterday that global warming ranks #2 on the NY Times “Most Searched” category, second only to… you guessed it, sex.

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Who Says Global Warming Isn’t “Sexy”?

March 14th, 2007 · No Comments

One from the lighter side: I just noticed yesterday that global warming ranks #2 on the NY Times “Most Searched” category, second only to… you guessed it, sex.

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Tags: general interest · humor

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

February 27th, 2007 · 10 Comments

So I received a call from my father in Tulsa, OK, a few weeks ago, and he starts by saying “Hey Sean, What’s your friend Lars’ last name?”. I tell him and ask him why, and he says “Oh. Good. Some quack (not the actualy word he used) named Lars from Boulder (not actually my [...]

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Tags: climate · general interest · global warming