28 October

by Peter Martinson

Today, nobody knows how lightning is formed. The “widely believed” dogma is that thermal motions of water condensates inside clouds drive the formation of a voltage difference between the cloud tops and bottoms. There are many reasons this doesn't work, beyond being a purely kinetic mechanism. A new theory may implicate the Crab Nebula's pulsar in creating terrestrial lightning storms!

28 October

by Benjamin Deniston

A very interesting study has just been released indicating that stars are producing organic compounds which "are so complex that their chemical structures resemble the make up of coal and petroleum."

27 October

By Adam Sturman

Here is a quick update of some of the in-production, upcoming videos.

24 October

by Meghan Rouillard

A friend and collaborator recently forwarded a study done by Irish Weather Online, using USGS data, showing that the number of 6-9.9 magnitude earthquakes in 2011 has reached it’s highest level in 20 years.

18 October

On September 20, 2011, University of Massachusetts Amherst issued a press lease which detailed the findings of Dr. Edward Calabrese, an environmental toxicologist whose career research shows that low doses of some chemicals and radiation are benign or even helpful. The release revealed something that had been buried for over 60 years: that one of the fathers of radiation genetics, Nobel Prize winner Hermann Muller, knowingly lied when he claimed in 1946 that there is no safe level of radiation exposure. Shortly after the press release was issued, LPACTV conducted an interview with Dr. Calabrese, which you can find here. The implications for the entire scientific community, and beyond, are immense, and entirely political. We asked Dr. Calabrese for an update on the few weeks since the release, here is what he had to say:

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