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Pest repellent cans ‘blow up’ restaurant

The Courier Mail AAP and Emma Williams July 31, 2015

A BRISBANE restaurant has been partially blown apart, with cans of pest repellent suspected to be the cause of the explosion. 59 more words

Physical Evidence

Why Volcanoes Don't Matter Much

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

The word “forcing” is what is called a “term of art” in climate science. A term of art means a word that is used in a special or unusual sense in a particular field of science or other activity. 2,702 more words


Smells Like Teen Armpit

An advertising campaign for Esther & Child domestic fragrances includes a timeline of significant events in the history of the air freshener.

13th century: Domestic refuse and the contents of chamber pots are thrown from the upstairs windows of homes out into the street, with the consequence that visitors bring it all back into the lower levels on their shoes or feet. 473 more words


Another unknown climate feedback - plankton blooms create brighter clouds

Marine plankton brighten clouds over Southern Ocean


New research using NASA satellite data and ocean biology models suggests tiny organisms in vast stretches of the Southern Ocean play a significant role in generating brighter clouds overhead. 742 more words


Scientists Link Earlier Melting Of Snow To Dark Aerosols

From NASA Goddard: Tiny particles suspended in the air, known as aerosols, can darken snow and ice causing it to absorb more of the sun’s energy. 584 more words


Another excuse for 'the pause' - it's a 'blip' from volcanoes, or something

From the University of Edinburgh:

Warming slow-down not the end of climate change, study shows

A slow-down in global warming is not a sign that climate change is ending, but a natural blip in an otherwise long-term upwards trend, research shows. 628 more words


Study eyes role of plankton in cloud formation

Southern Ocean research shows how plankton emissions brighten clouds

Staff Report

FRISCO — Swarms of tiny plankton may play a bigger role in cloud formation than previously realized, scientists said after studying the Southern Ocean. 494 more words