Daily Archives: July 10, 2011

  • The Countdown 7/11/2011

    Now that many of you are back from the 2011 Origins meeting, it’s time to get back into the swing of things…

    3… Cold water holds more CO2 than warm water does. (Take note, those of you making their own carbonated drinks.) That has implications for the amount of carbon the oceans can store, which in turn has huge implications for what happens to carbon dioxide we emit. Unfortunately, decade-scale cycles have made it difficult to tease apart long-term trends in ocean-uptake of CO2 in response to warming surface temperatures. Well, yesterday Nature Geoscience posted a comprehensive article that accounts for

  • STS-135 Space Shuttle Launch


    The final launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. We’ll talk more about what this means for the future of human spaceflight in the near future. But that can wait. For now, let’s just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. I’m sure the crew of STS-135 did. :-)