Is liquid rock possible?

Something slightly different today. So the above image of some apparently liquid rock has been going around and along with it have been some rather bizarre claims. One chap posts it on Facebook and asks … Any stonemasons out there that can explain this 10,000 year old piece of liquefied granit? […]


One more Daily Mail update

Yes, I’ve been banging on about the Daily Mail a bit, or to be a tad more precise, I have the two following posts … I posted here about the David Rose Climate Denial article that is so very wrong with its claim that NOAA fudged data … Daily Mail Fails again […]


NASA OMG (Oceans Melting Greenland) has some new data

Joshua Willis, an oceanographer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, came up the “OMG” acronym to describe the five-year mission to study the melting of Greenland by the surrounding oceans. It stands for “Oceans Melting Greenland”, and yes, least you doubt, it is quite real, OMG is their official mission acronym. It is […]


Can Coal jobs be revived by Trump?

TL;DR; – No. One big promise by Mr T was the proposal to revive Coal and the associated jobs, but is this realistic? To grasp why this will fall flat when it hits the rather awkward and hard wall of reality means going back to an understanding of why all the coal […]


Valentine’s day urban legends

OK, it’s V day, so I’m taking a break from my usual scribblings to indulge in something a bit different. Here are a couple of classic Valentine’s day urban legends for you to enjoy. Legend 1 – Robin Hood This story dates to the first release of the  movie “Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves” […]


Has Wikipedia really banned Daily Mail as ‘unreliable’ source? 1

There is an article in the UK’s Guardian that reports that Wikipedia has banned the Daily Mail because it is an un-reliable source … Wikipedia bans Daily Mail as ‘unreliable’ source Online encyclopaedia editors rule out publisher as a reference citing ‘reputation for poor fact checking and sensationalism’ Wikipedia editors have […]