A fascinating look at “official” vs. “actual” language usage through a sociology viewpoint, all centered around the much beleaguered use of “hopefully” as “it is hoped.”
As a reminder that not just war produces scientific discoveries with commercial application, here’s five wins from the NASA space program:
Accounts of the Greek god Poseidon intervening to save the Greeks from Persian invaders may have a grounding in science rather than myth as researchers discover evidence of a tsunami in that timeframe:
Nomads have been wearing black in the desert for centuries, so this insight into the physics of heat should have been obvious, but wasn’t.
Lawrence Block talks about his perspective shift with regards to self-publishing, an interesting look at the changing world.