Category: Science

Dutch high school education has always been pretty good at teaching the basics of science. I also have a master’s degree in computer science from what is considered one of the top universities in the Netherlands.
That has given me a strong basis in math, physics, some chemistry, and of course, IT.
I like to keep that knowledge up-to-date and expand it by looking at certain interesting scientific phenomena. And for me, writing is learning.

October 2, 2020 / Science
Life

Life on Earth is something we take for granted sometimes. But like our planet, there was a time when it simply did not exist. Abiogenesis is the scientific name for the origin of life.

July 17, 2020 / Science
April 24, 2020 / Science
App

I was kind of fed up with the fire hose of Covid news items. Then the worship of Covid apps as the way to redemption came along, and, well, I had to write something. I’ve been developing software for over twenty years, and guess what, I fear Covid Apps are a pipe dream.

April 10, 2020 / Science
Antarctica

Ninety million years ago, the Earth was warmer than it is today. We might go to a similar world in the next few centuries, but we’re not there yet. I recently saw an article on what that meant for Antarctica. I was surprised.

March 13, 2020 / Science
Kevin Bacon

Pick an actor, then find the shortest route through cast lists from that actor to a movie with Kevin Bacon. You can play a similar game with Spotify, by finding the shortest number of clicks to reach from artist A to B. The Kevin Bacon game has gained fame as Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Why is this relevant?