A thread for scientific nerdiness



Yes! It's waaaaaaaaaay cool and the press is - expectedly - abuzz about it - of course twisting it in all kinds of attention-grabbing ways. A friend of mine is an astronomer and she made a really good post about that. It's also something we have to be super careful about in my field. We're always working on the border of having to consider climate change ... so we often say something along the lines of "observation x might be due to observation y that might be linked to climate change" which the press takes and RUUUUUUUUUNS ... "expert siniang can be cited saying that climate change caused observation x" (noooo! dammit, that's not what we said!). Even when we know climate change is the culprit...it becomes poiltical sooooo fast and we gotta be super careful.

But hey! It was found using one of our Hawaiian telecopes!

Next up are the "killer killer whales" ... the press really loves their over the top headlines. :rolleyes:

Ed Norton

Hey thanks @ladee , I hope you and your friend will find some enjoyment in this thread!:happy:
Yeah that fact was one of my favourites I learnt in university last semester (and then of course we had to learn how you fit 2 metres into 2 micrometers.. which I won't bore you with the details lol but it's the kind of thing that makes you go woah, and makes your head spin at the same time:p )

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