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Collapse: Where can we find a safe refuge?

Does it make sense to have a well-stocked bunker in the mountains to escape collapse? Sometimes, you feel that the world looks like a horror story, something like Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth.." Image from F.R: Jameson. Being the collapsnik I…

Reactions to coronavirus and climate crisis: A question of age group?

--                                                                                               --  NASA scientist James Hansen arrested by the police in 2009Guest post by Lukas FierzPrompt response to an epidemic So far, the coronavirus has killed less people in four months than the global traffic in two weeks. Only in…

The doom that came to Florence

Where once had risen walls of 300 cubits and towers yet higher, now stretched only the marshy shore, and where once had dwelt fifty millions of men now crawled only the detestable green water-lizard. Not even the mines of precious…

Fighting the Coronavirus using Thermodynamics

Strategies against a subtle enemy Guest post by Pepi CimaJames Clerk Maxwell, a giant of physics, proposed in 1867 a thought experiment to illustrate the apparent contradiction of the second law of thermodynamics with classical mechanics. The second law of thermodynamics…