Underground radioactive decay produces heat energy equivalent to a Hiroshima bomb. Every 3 seconds. This is normal.
From "A day in the life of Earth" which you should catch on iPlayer if you can: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0001vjc/a-day-in-the-life-of-earth
TIL: "copyright law does not protect the taste of cheese"
Looks like a big breakthrough on an important problem:
"AlphaFold topped a table of 98 entrants, predicting the most accurate structure for 25 out of 43 proteins, compared with three out of 43 for the second placed team in the same category."
Ooh, plant sculpture in town. It’s for http://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/our-work/campaigning-change/yesplantscan
Two wonderful things about "The Most Unknown" (film; 9 scientists dropped into each other's fields to chat and see what they do):
1. Yes, the science is well represented. Because it's not talking to journalists about results. It's talking to each other about the questions.
2. The joy and goofery when the [REDACTED TO AVOID SPOILERS] scientists gets to the [REDACTED] at the top of the mountain.
"Perhaps reducing the decibel level of displays to a more reasonable level, or even removing the bangs altogether is the answer. Would fireworks be any less beautiful if they were silent?" 🎆
I've been having fun evolving Atari game players. Too much detail, but here the blog post: https://richard.dallaway.com/2018/10/22/cgp-atari.html
The antibiotic resistance song is oddly catchy
Did the #bemoresnail Snailway Trail last night (thank you lovely sponsors 😍 at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jane-dallaway ).
Extra bonus of it ending with silent disco on the bandstand 🤩
I’m doing the 19th December with some of my favourite people like @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org and @email@example.com !
The #NineLessons gigs are fast approaching. Excited that so many of our new bloggers will be joining us across the four nights! @jonmbutterworth, @helenczerski, @garwboy, @brennawalks, @GinnyFBSmith, @michaellegge, @soozaphone, …
Brighton Tech For Good launch is tonight.
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