Tagged: Germany

First baby ‘Dumbo’ octopods found - News

Jean Balchin Feb 23, 2018

“Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.” You’ve heard of Dumbo the Elephant (if you haven’t, you are missing out!), but have you heard of Dumbo the Octopod?  In a report in Current Biology on February 19, researchers have described a deep sea “dumbo” octopod. These young octopods look … Read More

Protect your privacy during turbulent times: A hacker’s guide to being cyber-safe - Guest Work

Guest Work Feb 13, 2018

Timothy Summers, University of Maryland This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man’s house is his castle. This was the official declaration that a homeowner could … Read More

“The Second World Wars” with Victor Davis Hanson - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Jan 08, 2018

These videos come from Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson at the Hoover Institution. Robinson interviews Victor Davis Hanson about Hanson’s new book, “The Second World Wars“. How were the Axis powers able to instigate the most lethal conflict in human history? Find out in this two part episode of Uncommon Knowledge … Read More

The Volkswagen debacle - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Sep 24, 2015

Oliver Hartwich sums things up nicely over at Business Spectator. In a way, Volkswagen’s crime was a very Germanic response to a business problem: It rendered regulatory standards useless by sophisticated engineering. Or, to say it with the famous Audi slogan, it tried to gain Vorsprung durch Technik (‘Advancement through technology’). … This is a corporate PR catastrophe of the … Read More

Let’s take in more talent from overseas – and quickly - The Dismal Science

Donal Curtin Nov 26, 2014

The latest net migration figures got a fair amount of media airtime, and even though a fair slab of it was on the invidious "aren't we doing better than Australia" track, the numbers were still pretty impressive - we had the biggest ever annual level of net immigration in the October '14 year (+47,700), beating the previous records set in … Read More

Joint ventures in science – Veronika Meduna - Guest Work

Guest Work Dec 20, 2013

Veronika Meduna from Radio New Zealand’s Our Changing World writes about New Zealand, Germany and the science that links them. New Zealand and Germany are about as far apart geographically as it is possible, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for forging close cultural and diplomatic links. This year marks the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations … Read More

Where the wind blows, it rains: Arctic warming and wacky jetstream ruins European summers - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 31, 2013

The dramatic loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic has prompted a lot of research interest in the way that this is affecting weather patterns around the northern hemisphere. The latest contribution is Influence of Arctic sea ice on European summer precipitation, by Dr James Screen of the University of Exeter [PhysOrg]. In this […] … Read More

The Climate Show #34: four Hiroshima bombs a second - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 26, 2013

It’s been almost half a year since Glenn, Gareth and John last met over the intertubes to discuss climate news — but we’re 97% sure we’re back, catching up on all the recent climate news. John discusses the recent Cook et al (where al is the Skeptical Science team) paper on the 97% consensus on [...] … Read More

I think it’s going to rain today (when it’s wet, it’s very very wet) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 23, 2013

I took Rosie the truffle machine for a walk around the farm just before dark yesterday. We were both a bit stir-crazy after four days of cold, cold rain and a couple of days of screaming southerlies that brought snow to our hills. The ground passed field capacity at the beginning of last week, when [...] … Read More

The wind in the trees - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 14, 2011

In search of something cheering in the face of the depressing news of continuing increases in the levels of greenhouse gas emissions I found my way to the website of Renewable Energy World Magazine and the welcome reminder that alongside the increasingly dangerous exploitation of fossil fuels the renewable energy industry is making significant progress. [...] … Read More

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