Sunday, December 5, 2021

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Geothermal energy and its place in the evolving power paradigm

Geothermal energy and its place in the evolving power paradigm
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Geothermal energy has been a hot topic of discussion as humanity moves toward more diverse and less environmentally impactful energy production in the future. How important is geothermal going to be, and how do we make the most use of its potential? First, a definition....

BIG Wrap

‘Metaverse’ hype fuels booming digital property market

The idea of spending millions on non-existent land may sound ludicrous, but feverish predictions of a virtual reality future are pushing investors to bet...

Particle physics – Higgs boson’s lifetime not even close to being long enough to say ‘YOLO’

The Higgs boson doesn't stick around for long. Once it is created in particle collisions, the famed particle lives for less than a trillionth...

BIG Exclusives

Climate change – environmental emergency or economic opportunity?

Climate change – environmental emergency or economic opportunity?

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The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which started Oct. 31 and runs through Nov. 12 in Glasgow, will see further...
Is flu vaccination important this year?

Is flu vaccination important this year?

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Health officials and news headlines have announced that it has never been more important to get this year’s flu vaccine. The worry is that...
Do you ‘believe the science’? How about starting with understanding the science

Do you ‘believe the science’? How about starting with understanding the...

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Laurie Weston recently wrote a series of three very cogent articles in BIG Media addressing science – the scientific method (Science – there is...

BIG Chuckle

LOGIC: proprietary solution kills trolls dead

Over the last 10 months, my team of scientists and I have been working diligently to come up with a product to get rid...

Lessons in ‘coffice’ etiquette 

I have embraced over the last few years what I consider to be the ideal headquarters of the small business operator: the coffee-shop office...

BIG Mouth (Opinion)
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Striving to avoid bias in our own coverage

We have said from the beginning that BIG Media’s goal is to provide objective, unbiased, spin-free journalism. But this was never and will never...

Science – there is method to the madness

“Trust the science!”  It is a rallying cry heard frequently these days intended to signal truth, intelligence, and righteousness. Whether in climate change discussions or...

Manipulating science – activism and advocacy

In a court of law, witnesses swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. This means they promise not...

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Message from the Precedent

I want to set a precedent by posting a link to a story that I believe is a particularly important read. Brad Hayes' piece Taking a critical look at the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ is an excellent example of how BIG Media contributors are challenging people to think critically about big issues. I encourage my fellow members to post links to important stories with or without personal commentary. Our site looks best when posts are accompanied by images so attach a screenshot of an image that goes with the story or whatever image you deem suitable. The stories highlighted in your post will often be from other media outlets. They could be excellent pieces of journalism, sensationalistic garbage, or simply thought-provoking pieces. Sometimes they will lead to in-depth analysis in a BIG Media article. You are also welcome to post your thoughts on an issue without linking to another story. Conversation starters are...