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A random (and subjective) walk in science and physics in particular.

In the blog and bits sections, you'll find various interesting science related anecdotes you'll find nowhere else (e.g., an exhaled breath condensation calculator, or a snow probability calculator), and also things you will (such as a pension calculator written for my needs).

In the Research section, you'll find articles which are more directly related to my personal research in astrophysics, or on the role of cosmic rays behind climate variability. For example, you'll find articles on the Milky Way and Ice-Ages, or on the question of which mechanism is behind the 20th century global warming, is it Solar or Anthropogenic?

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On the Role of Cosmic Ray Flux variations as a Climate Driver: The Debate

By: Nir J. Shaviv & Ján Veizer


Counter to claims by anthopogenic global warming enthusiasts, there is ample evidence to support the idea that cosmic rays do indeed affect climate (evidence will soon be summarized on this site).

Thus, it is no surprise that we find in our GSA Today paper (External PDF, local PDF or


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Various astrophysical and geophysical topics I found the time to write about.


Personal Research

About my personal research.


Money related Bits

Here are a few topics not really related to science, but what the heck, they may prove useful/interesting to some.


More interesting physics

More uncategorized physics content.


About ScienceBits.com

About the site.


Weather related physics

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