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Invader Xan is a molecular astrophysicist and part-time alien invader, who spends life looking at very small things on very large scales, and trying to better understand the chemistry of interstellar space.
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Tag Archives: mad science
Global warming and climate change should really be ever present on the collective minds of our species these days. After all, despite science communicators like Carl Sagan having been beseeching us for decades to curb out use of fossil fuels, … Continue reading
One of my favourite things to do from time to time on this blog is to answer peoples’ random silly science questions with… well… random silly science. And a friend of mine asked me a brilliant question the other day. … Continue reading
I’d just like to take a minute to explain why Randall Munroe of XKCD is awesome. Again. You see, XKCD’s latest iteration is a site called What If? which attempts to answer hypothetical questions with physics. For science! The first … Continue reading
Science isn’t about why, it’s about why not. You ask: why is so much of our science dangerous? I say: why not marry safe science if you love it so much. – Cave Johnson, Aperture Science Look at me still … Continue reading
It’s quite easy to talk me into doing silly things. Actually, if I’m honest, it’s very easy. Especially if those silly things are entertaining and tenuously scientific. For instance, I’m writing this because of a conversation (with certain people) about … Continue reading
I love imagination. I particularly love the kind of imagination that goes into delightful ideas like this one! This little dude, known as Le Petit Prince (in a cutesy reference to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry), is an ingenious solution to what … Continue reading