Monday, March 13, 2017

Dessert Comes First: Get a Grip - Hanging out at Handlebar Manila

It is with great pleasure that I link through to my first article at Dessert Comes First, about the famous Handlebar Bar and Grill in Makati.

Cheers!

ARTICLE: Get a Grip - Hanging Out at Handlebar Manila


Friday, March 3, 2017

Climate Change and Ski Resorts: Nope, not Friends

It should come as no surprise that as the climate changes, that ski resorts are in danger. Seriously.

Whether or not humans are to blame, we really have to get a handle on this.

Source:
https://www.carbonbrief.org/swiss-ski-resorts-could-see-70-percent-drop-in-snow-cover-as-climate-warms



Thursday, March 2, 2017

Kim Jong Nam and death by VX: the perils of chemistry

What is disturbing is that the article has photos of barrels upon barrels of VX, of which a single drop can kill a person.

One reason, I think, why people shouldn't do everything just because they can is that other people may use it for malicious reasons. Yes, this is in conflict with my belief that people should keep on exploring and discovering. But I do believe that explorers and discoverers should keep in mind how to keep things in control. After all, the human race has proven itself to be capable of suicide by stupidity.

source:
https://futurism.com/4-heres-some-facts-about-the-deadly-chemical-used-against-kim-jong-nam/

Shockwaves in an Asteroid Apocalypse

It's not impact, but the shockwave. All I can say is, it makes sense. Heck, a large enough asteroid can just graze our atmosphere, but if the shockwave and resulting "splinters" are enough, then we're in trouble.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/we-were-wrong-about-how-the-asteroid-apocalypse-will-go-1792727736

Wednesday, March 1, 2017