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Non-Euclidean Æthercast 56: The Limits of Magical Thinking

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/aethercast.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/NonEuclidean56b.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:37 — 14.6MB) | EmbedRecently there have been occurrences in my immediate vicinity (both in a professional and a private context) that made me wonder… A lot… There is nothing wrong with magical thinking, but as soon as you have to ignore …

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Apollo 11 – 50 years later the Earth is flat

50 years ago yesterday, Apollo 11 lifted off on its way to bring the first humans to the moon. A lot of things have happened since then, science has progressed, we now have a colony on the moon, the first men have stepped on Mars! The future of space travel …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #55: Horrors of both Education and a Lack of Education

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/aethercast.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/NonEuclidean56.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:13 — 13.2MB) | EmbedThe last week has seen some stunning displays of ignorance by various politicians (to nobody’s surprise) and I have personally struggled with an astonishing lack of knowledge in certain areas in my favourite class. Today’s episode of the …

Azathoth payed us a visit (maybe…)

OK, maybe it was not Azathoth who caused what happend to the Milky Way (our home galaxy, not the chocolate bar, obviously), but he is the kind of guy who would be capable of doing exactly that.What happened? Well, there is a hole in our galaxy as if something really …

Public Service Announcement: How to drink Coffee in Space

Ladies and gentlemen, I interrupt my regular ramblings to bring you this public service announcement: There is a safe and enjoyable way to drink coffee in space in a zero-g environment. If you are like me, you are a complete caffeine addict and you have often wondered how you could …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #52: #FridaysForFuture and #GeeksForFuture

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What Makes REAL Science? – Wisecrack Edition

The lack of science education these days is appalling. You can see the result in the rise of people like Donald Trump and his swamp dwellers as well as abominations like climate change denial and flat-earthers. Luckily, there are great people like the Wisecrack crew, who are here to help …