Category Archives: natural sciences
Nepal earthquake on the radar On 25 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, claiming over 5000 lives and affecting millions of people. Satellite images are being used to support emergency aid organisations, while geo-scientists are using satellite measurements to analyse … Continue reading
A friend from my Cairo days and avid diver shared a longer piece about freediving by journalist and author James Nestor (thanks Linda!). Nestor argues that We are, truly, born to dive. I’m familiar with the argument but the piece is well written and introduced me … Continue reading
Just too stunning not to share. Originally published on quartz: The vastness of space is so expansive, so inconceivable, that frankly, it makes humanity’s lot in the universe seem pretty tiny and pointless. Amplifying that sense of insignificance, NASA has released its … Continue reading
When I look out of my window, this time of year, it’s way too often a grey haze. So Jia Zhangke‘s short video hits home.
Reading an older book by science pop-star Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow, one of his speculations was something I hadn’t come across before, and it struck me as fascinating. I do not know if it is his or he borrowed it … Continue reading