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The SGU Takes Manhattan

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is coming to New York City!

We are pleased as can be to kick off our 2010 list of live presentations with our participation in this year’s Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS).

On Saturday, April 17, 2010, all five of us ‘Rogues’ will be present for a [...]

Autumn, Dynamite, Nobel, and the Mastery of Light

Pardon me a moment while I get this off my chest.

Can you fricken believe it’s the middle October, the fall foliage is approaching maximum awesomeness, Halloween is almost here and it’s actually SNOWING in Connecticut???

There is something fundamentally wrong with that. I’m not sure but I wouldn’t be surprised if some laws of [...]

The Once and Future World Wide Web

Do you know who Tim Berners-Lee is? You should (I had forgotten)

20 years ago this month, on March 13th 1989, computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee was working at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN). He gave a proposal (“Information Management: A Proposal”) to his boss, Mike Sendall, who described the idea as “vague but [...]

Designer Baby Hubub

We knew it was coming right? It appears that designer babies are around the corner. In less than a year you will be able to order for your unborn baby insect legs, or antennae, or maybe an elephant’s trunk…wait…sorry…that was for my 2018 blog post

…What I mean is you may soon be able to [...]

5..4..3..2..1..1..Happy New Year!

Did New Year’s Eve seem a little longer than usual last week?

It should have because 1 second was added to that day, a so-called leap second.

This is just like the extra leap-day added to February during a leap year except a lot tinier.

So why is this done?