The night sky is privy to many stories. It has been a silent observer to the history and evolution of life on our planet. Wrapped within its fabric are the stars, distant and static candles that guided our ancestors in the early days of humanity. Among them, there were a few rebellious elements whose behavior […]
Read More EXOPLANETS – WORLDS BEYOND OUR OWN
It is winter at the home of The Procrastinating Scientist which means it is time to haul snow in the yard. It also means that it is time to get my sunglasses out because the snow is damn bright! Now, why exactly is that? This time around, we tackle this question with an infographic!
Read More WHY IS SNOW BRIGHT?
Look to the night sky and amid the vastness of space, you will find candles that have burned bright for eons. In their light, we find stories that take us back to a time when the universe was younger and darker. But, father time catches up to all of us. As they near the end […]
Read More HYPERNOVAS: Even bigger than supernovas
Now, in a much-belated part 4, let’s put it all together. A quick recap of what we have learned: Climate is long-term and refers to atmospheric behavior over long periods. Small climate changes, over a long period, can lead to major effects on global ecosystems. Our planet is warming up with new temperature records being […]
Read More CLIMATE CHANGE – PART 4 – WHAT CAN WE DO?
Just kidding. Belated New Year Greetings to all my readers! A quick update! It took a while to relocate but I have my office up and running again. A new home and a new year deserves a fresh start to The Procrastinating Scientist. I have made some changes to my humble blog, as you may […]
Read More NO MORE PROCRASTINATION
For the last two months, your procrastinating scientist had to take a break. Yeah, I know, irony much? My time away was not to literally procrastinate rather to actually get some work done. What work? Well, a new full-time job as a science writer, an impending move to a new city, and a whole lot […]
Read More I will be back soon! – Blog Update
We have had a taste of the basic science behind climate change. With COP26 having come to an end last Friday, lets look at what climate change has and will do to the planet. Briefly, the major consequences include: extreme heat (a warmer planet), extensive flooding and droughts (not everywhere though), a big melt (bye […]
Read More Climate Change – Part 3 – The Consequences
So, in Part 1, we looked at the basics and got a glimpse of the evidence we have for climate change. Today, let us look behind the scenes at how it all works. The Greenhouse Effect The warming of our planet is attributed to a human amplified greenhouse effect – warming that occurs when heat […]
Read More Climate Change – Part 2 – How Does It Work?
With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) underway, I thought a refresher on climate change would be useful. This will be a four-part series, inspired by a post I had written several years back in The Pensive Reverie, my personal blog. The science behind climate change hasn’t changed too much (though my writing […]
Read More Climate Change – Part 1 – The Basics
Recently, I got to work on a script with PBS Spacetime on Constructor Theory. This topic was particularly unique as it didn’t deal extensively with physics but focused on the framework with which we approached and developed physical theories about our reality. The question: Will Constructor Theory Rewrite Physics? How Are Theories Made? For starters, […]
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