The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe is a podcast about skepticism I listen to religiously every week. They have just written a book, The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake.
It's been over two years since I wrote a post on the blog. I've been keeping the software up to date, but did little else during that time. With the new year, though, I've decided to revamp the blog with a new theme.
If you're anything like me, you'll be listening to NPR Science Friday every week (although not necessarily on Friday if you listen to it as a podcast like I do). One of the funding sources for the radio program was the NSF; unfortunately, they've decided not to continue their support. The NSF probably have their own valid reasons to stop their funding (like, there's a lot of pressure to cut the deficit, although I personally think that a public radio program promoting science would still be a very worthwhile cause to fund), but this means that Science Friday is facing financial difficulties. And despite being an NPR program, it only gets 10% of its funding from NPR. Fortunately, the program is in no immediate danger of going off the air, but of course, they could use all the help they can get.
I love the show, so I support it. If you're interested in science and have never been a listener of NPR Science Friday, then you might want to give it a listen.
Today, I turn out to be the user of the day at Einstein@Home. It might not amount to much, but I'm still getting all tingly inside.
If you happen to have idle CPU cycles left over on your computer, consider contributing them to the cause of finding gravitational waves or potential sources of gravitational waves at Einstein@Home.