Newsbits, die ich heute im Verlauf des Tages (und gestern abend) gelesen habe, die ich retweete, auf FB rumschicke oder sonstwie verbreite, die mir aber aus dem ein oder anderen Grund keinen eigenen Blogeintrag wert sind. Das Posting wird im Verlauf des Tages ständig aktualisiert.
A World of Walls: „Europe will soon have more physical barriers on its national borders than it did during the Cold War.“
Climate change doubters really aren’t going to like this study: „Researchers have designed an inventive test suggesting that the arguments commonly used by climate change contrarians don’t add up, not only according to climate scientists (we know what they think already) but also in the view of unbiased experts from other fields. The trick? Disguising the data — and its interpretation — as if it was part of an argument about something else entirely.“
Here’s what it’s like to be unable to visualize anything: „I have never visualized anything in my entire life. I can't "see" my father's face or a bouncing blue ball, my childhood bedroom or the run I went on 10 minutes ago. I thought 'counting sheep' was a metaphor. I'm 30 years old, and I never knew a human could do any of this. And it is blowing my goddamn mind.“
Ancient Mars Was Wet and Wild: „Not only was Mars once a wet planet. New evidence, published today in Nature’s Scientific Reports, paints a picture of violent tsunamis as well.“