AI Brain

Per dollar spent, computers have increased in power by a BILLION times in the last thirty years. In about 20 years, a $1000 dollars will buy a computer about a million times more powerful than one today, and in 25 years a BILLION times more powerful than one today. -Ray Kurzweil Links Nick Bostrom 2008 The Futurist - Timing the…

Keeling 1700

Perspective. My father would have been 102 years old on the 25th of April [Born 1916] The Scripps CO2 measurements at Mauna Loa showed 410.05 parts per million on that same day. 410.05 This is a threshold last experienced on earth many, many millions of years ago. Records show that more than 10 generations of my family up to about…


  or   "Look, you who think the gods have no care of human things, what do you say to so many persons preserved from death by their especial favour?", to which Diogenes replied: "Why, I say that their pictures are not here who were cast away, who are by much the greater number." - Diogenes


The ever-growing and increasingly invasive world of government-sponsored hacking. Home routers, TV's, fridges, Children's toys, cars, you name it, it's a target. Own or operate a WordPress site?  Good luck!  

5x speed as the International Space Station orbited near Cyclone Debbie intensifying in the Coral Sea.

Be Bold

Add your voice Top countries leading commitment to bold action are: #1 US, #2 Australia, #3 UK, #4 India #BeBoldForChange #IWD2017 — Women's Day (@womensday) March 8, 2017

Whale Breach

In the latest edition of Marine Mammal Science a team from the University of Queensland published a paper outlining an explanation of the much observed and highly spectacular "breaching" behaviour. Thanks to @MJ_Coren for his article in Quartz. Paper: Evidence for the functions of surface-active behaviors in humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) As part of their social sound repertoire, migrating humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)…

Max Roser and "Our World in Data" - The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) estimates that in 1990 more than 12 million children died. Most of these deaths were preventable, and arose from illness and poverty. Let’s put this in perspective. Aviation disasters are a form of tragedy that is both relatively uncommon and widely reported. A Boeing 747 can carry up to 620 people. The total number of…