Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

“There are good psephological reasons for thinking that Labour’s 40% score in June might be a high-water mark” — psephological?

August 12, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/britain/21726093-there-are-reasons-think-corbyn-bubble-may-not-burst-soon-peak-corbyn

“Psephology /sˈfɒləi/ (from Greek psephos ψῆφος, ‘pebble’, as the Greeks used pebbles as ballots) is a branch of political science which deals with the study and scientific analysis of elections.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psephology)

“Air taken from above a pile of manure—this has been scientifically observed—is purer than air taken from above Paris.” Hugo, Victor. Les Misérables (Modern Library Classics) (Kindle Locations 23820-23821). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. 

July 31, 2017

Les Misérables (Modern Library Classics) by Victor Hugo (Author), Julie Rose (Translator)

“Clayton Christensen On Truth, God and Personal Courage”

May 21, 2017

wired.com: What Happens When You Train Like Nike’s Two-Hour Marathon Runners

May 8, 2017

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/two-hour-marathon-nike-half-marathon/

“[There are] 266,000 tonnes of [disposed nuclear fuel] in storage around the world, about 70,000 tonnes more than there were a decade ago.”

April 15, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/international/21720591-finland-shows-way-project-expected-span-100000-years-how-dispose