Just when you think the Palm Beach County Tea Party can't sink any deeper into the quicksand of gullibility, they bring in another clown act to prove you wrong. Last time around it was an uproar over a mythical UN plot to subvert local government via mind control. This time crackpot science is on t ... More >>
In what some would call a wily veteran move, Charlie Crist has publicly offered to meet with the ten Florida environmental scientists who asked Gov. Rick Scott to meet to discuss climate change. And now that Crist has come out and said he'll meet with the scientists, Scott has also come out and sai ... More >>
We're no scientist. But you know who is? Scientists. And a group of them has written Gov. Rick Scott about his noncommittal stance on man-made climate change. Scott has been wishy-washy on the issue, and whenever he's been pressed about it, he has inexplicably decided to go the Marco Rubio route of ... More >>
A year in the making and with a lead-in quote from techno-visionary Buckminster Fuller, Miami-Dade County's Sea Level Rise Task Force today made public its final report and recommendations to county leaders. See also: - Sea Level Rise: Will Cities Be Held Liable for Failure to Plan? In the report ... More >>
On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed cutting carbon dioxide emissions from the nation's power plants by 30 percent by 2030 in an effort by the Obama administration to combat climate change. And while Florida's governor has been going around reminding people he's not a scientist a ... More >>
Two weeks after telling reporters he's not a scientist, Rick Scott reminded reporters on Tuesday that... he's no scientist! Scott had made a stop in Miami on Tuesday when he was asked about the impact of manmade climate change. "I'm not a scientist," he said, per the Miami Herald. He then tried t ... More >>
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that this hurricane season will be normal-to-below normal this year. Their forecast, which was released Thursday, seems to agree with the prediction from two Colorado State University forecasters who said in April that only three hurricanes w ... More >>
A couple of storm forecasters from Colorado have brought some seemingly bad news for those of us who love to take days off and listen to 24 hour local news stations tell us how we're all gonna die when a hurricane is on its way. Phil Klotzbach and William Gray of Colorado State University say that ... More >>
All of the aerospace experts in the world cannot find a missing jetliner here on Earth, but the sun? That's big. We can find it! Yesterday, NASA announced it had chosen a company -- United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo. -- to handle the launch of a solar orbiter that will study the sun ... More >>
Sharks are apparently going to be replacing weathermen soon, because according to this report, hundreds of them have been tagged with special satellite links that scientists are hoping will be forecasting information of oncoming hurricanes. Scientists at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School ... More >>
Sadly, Florida has seen a lot of pilot whales wash ashore or beach themselves in the past couple of months. Last Sunday, 25 pilot whales were found dead off the shores of Kice Island, in the southwest part of the state. On Friday, a team of biologists began performing necropsies on the dead whales ... More >>
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has had environmentalist, beekeeping enthusiasts, and farmers concerned about the future of farming, and, well, food since 2006. Pollinators, including bees, are integral component to the health of our ecosystems; without them, much of the foods we eat have no way of ... More >>
When you think of algae -- or, yes, pond scum -- does a healthy and delicious dessert come to mind? Well, thanks to Florida-based Hero Pops, it is. The creation of Vero Beach resident Michael Haggerty, a new line of vegan-vegetarian popsicles known as Pond Yum! aren't just another bland, boring hea ... More >>
Ninety-five percent of scientists now agree that global warming is a scientific fact -- and , as one particularly terrifying Rolling Stone article explained in June, "South Florida is uniquely screwed, in part because about 75 percent of the 5.5 million people in South Florida live along the coast." ... More >>
A new study ranking greenhouse gas emissions from power plants on a state-by-state basis places Florida number three nationally. Within Florida, the study finds FPL's West County Energy Center, in Palm Beach County, the state's third most polluting. See also: - Tree-huggers Mobilize to Stop FPL Fro ... More >>
Marine scientist John Englander comes across as calm, cool, collected, and concerned. In print and in interviews, he explains, in uncomplicated, matter-of-fact language, what the future holds for coastal dwellers like us if nothing is done to address climate change. In a word, disaster. See also: K ... More >>
You've heard the term food-gasm before. Maybe you've actually experienced one yourself. It's hard to deny that food is closely tied to sex; whether as an aphrodisiac or a sexual object in and of itself -- you've seen that sandwich-eating sex scene at the end of Bridesmaids. Hey, we're not going t ... More >>
If two Colorado State University climatologists are correct, we're going to get hit up and harassed by hurricanes more than usual this season. Meteorologists Philip Klotzbach and William Gray are predicting from their supercool hurricane prediction base (i.e., their laptops, probably) that the ... More >>
There's been a lot of talk about space rocks falling on top of us ever since a meteor tore through the Russian stratosphere and broke a lot of shit a few weeks ago. And now comes word that some space debris will be flying dangerously, perilously close to us down here in South Florida! And by "spac ... More >>
At Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, there's lots of talk about the benefits of eating a raw vegan diet. If you've been following our series over the past few weeks, you've learned a lot about some pretty healthy, nourishing foods -- including how to grow your own sprouts. If the id ... More >>
Lionfish are nothing new. The vibrant and venomous invasive species has been screwing up local marine habitats since the first one was recorded in U.S. waters off our very own Dania Beach back in 1985. Their persistence prompted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio ... More >>
Toward the end of Mitt Romney's speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa last month, the newly crowned candidate displayed in a single sentence his talent for sarcasm. "President Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet," he said, then followed wi ... More >>
A giant sheet of ice that covers most of Greenland might be a serious problem for South Florida in a few hundred or few thousand years, give or take. A new study in Nature Climate Change warns that a 1.6 degree Celsius jump in global temperatures could completely melt&nbs ... More >>
randompixels.blogspot.comThat's not exactly a transportation "plan."Not long after the Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division released its report detailing how rising sea levels could cause major flooding across Fort Lauderdale, Florida Atlantic University has released ... More >>
The Daily MailA little-known killer is making its way through the southern United States, according to the British tabloid The Daily Mail: a "brain-eating amoeba" called Naegleria fowleri. Victims so far include one 16-year-old girl from Florida, Courtney Nash, who reportedly died after swimming ... More >>
Great apes. Which one did you elect?In a perfect world, we'd have no reason to pause over the language of Florida's Senate Bill 1854, which reads, in part:Members of the instructional staff of the public schools... shall teach efficiently and faithfully... the following: (a thorough presentation ... More >>
Photo by Justin TerveenLast night, the universe decided to gift humans with an early Christmas present: a total lunar eclipse. This all came the morning of the Winter Solstice, the day of the year with the fewest hours of daylight for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Sure, lunar ec ... More >>
God has mellowed since then.Sometimes it helps to look abroad for one's news to capture the peculiar absurdities of American politics. Case in point: The Daily Mail, of the UK, yesterday ran an item discussing a potential chair of the US energy committee, Congressman John Shimkus (R - IL). For Sh ... More >>
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Florida Stage and the physics of fun and fear
FAU's wild Darwinians are at it again. And this time, they want to measure your nutsack.
Thanks to the Delray-Boynton pipe, there's a nitrate-stoked party down there.
Splitting Infinity splits into two plays. One shines; the other grinds.
Most Americans who accept evolution think God created it. These scientists think they can prove the opposite.
This weeks host: the universe
Great sets. Cool lighting. The pacing's a little slow.
A night for the cosmically challenged