Can social media increase some crime trends?

You may have heard about the recent case how Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live, see e. g.  and also about other similar case. Without going into some big theories, do you think such case might have some impact on the thinking of the others who may plan something similar or this is probably an insignificant factor, and why? Read few comments. Continue reading

Discovery of TRAPPIST-1’s seven Earth-sized planets is incredibly good news.

From the scientific point of view how big news is the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets and what does this discovery tell us about the possibility of an alien life? Read few comments.

A size comparison of the planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system, lined up in order of increasing distance from their host star. Credit: https://www.nasa.gov/ - R. Hurt/T. Pyle

A size comparison of the planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system, lined up in order of increasing distance from their host star. Credit: https://www.nasa.gov/ – R. Hurt/T. Pyle

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RIP John Glenn. What is the legacy of the space hero?

What is the legacy of John Glenn for the space exploration? And maybe it is a moment when we think if we should boldly go where no man has gone before. Should we? Read few comments.

John Glenn (1921 - 2016) Credit: http://www.nasa.gov

John Glenn (1921 – 2016) Credit: http://www.nasa.gov

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What was so (terribly) special about Hurricane Katrina?

Hurricane Katrina was terribly devastating. But from the scientific point of view was Katrina somehow unique, are they any lessons we have learned related specifically to Katrina? Read few comments.

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Nepal earthquake: Should we pay more attention to building of earthquake resistant constructions?

One way to manage the risk is to build earthquake resistant constructions, but it is limited by the economic conditions. So would you say that maybe also international community should pay more attention to it and perhaps help to build earthquake resistant constructions in the most risky areas? Read few comments.

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Nepal earthquake: Are we listening to science?

Nepal’s earthquake was not unexpected from the scientific point of view. So what to do about it in your opinion, how to attract attention to what scientists are saying, maybe also to avoid future tragedies? Read few comments.

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On measles outbreak and the anti-vaccination movement

CDC said that the measles outbreak has now infected more than 100 people across 14 states and as it is happening it seems that we can partly blame the anti-vaccination movement. May I ask what is your view on this, how strong do you find the anti-vaccination movement and could the answer on the current situation be a mandatory vaccination? Read few comments.

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