Tornado Quest Science Links And Much More For June 24 – July 4, 2015

If you’re celebrating the United State’s Independence Day at home or abroad, I hope you have a great holiday. As is so often the case, this is prime time across much of North America for heat and more than a few rogue thunderstorms that can throw a wrench into holiday plans. Due to the holiday, this will be a short version of the weekly links post…but I wanted to pass along some information that I hope will be of use and/or interest to you.

For your consideration, here’s this week’s links…


A thought-provoking read from The New Yorker: “An Epidemic Of Reason?

A timely read for the Independence Day holiday. “Is The Declaration of Independence A Scientific Paper? Technically…yes.


A look back and the long, strange trip through advancements in technology within the United States.


Here’s a very cool citizen science project where you can help find out if climate change has made the western USA drought worse than it should be.


The latest US Drought Monitor shows vast improvement across almost all of the USA…except for California of course.

Finally…if you’re celebrating Independence Day outdoors, NOAA has some heat safety rules that are very important for you and your friends and family.

As I stated earlier…if you’re celebrating…have a safe and happy holiday!



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