CLIMATE AND THE VARIABLE SUN | Popular media around the world today present a singular narrative on the topic of global warming, or so-called "climate change." This narrative tells us that scientists overwhelmingly agree that man's industrial activities are changing the climate and weather. Not only does this story dominate television and newspaper coverage, but recently even science websites have explicitly stated their intolerance of dissenting opinions.
ScienceCasts: Starting Fire in Water (published 1/3/14) Astronauts on the ISS are experimenting with a form of water that has a strange property: it can help start fire. This fundamental physics investigation could have down-to-Earth benefits such as clean-burning municipal waste disposal and improved saltwater purification.