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(a.k.a. Dr Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of airplane food

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I’m not, alas! Just flying through. <waves from Heathrow Terminal 5>
On my way to @CERN! I promise I won’t break it while I’m there
I don’t care what people do, as long as they check and wipe the seat off afterward if they leave something on it
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If someone's political stance requires preventing scientists from informing you about your own planet, that's not politics, it's oppression.
Retweet if it's by absolute sheer meaningless luck that you weren't born in Syria with bombs falling all around you, desperate for refuge.
Scientific evidence suggests human-caused climate change is making extreme weather events more common.

This is not a political statement.
Kind of astonishing to see both the US and UK governments light their own houses on fire based on some vague paranoid fear that someone else might want to come in
So, hypothetically… if you control every branch of power, kill a couple popular programs for no reason, then try unsuccessfully to use them as leverage & end up shutting down your own government… maybe you are bad at governing & shouldn’t.
One of the proposals in the “Green New Deal” is to build high-speed train lines so flying is less necessary. This is not a radical proposal. In Japan, the Shinkansen covers distance approx LA-San Francisco in 2.5 hrs. At peak, trains every 10 minutes. The line was built in 1964.
Stating scientific facts about the atmosphere of our planet is not and must not be "politics." Reality should not be a political stance.
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is the most complex & sensitive particle physics experiment ever constructed. If it hasn't found evidence for some kind of new "energy" that alters your "frequencies," some bracelet or sticker or crystal you buy for $36 is not gonna do it either.
"Grandpa, what did YOU do when Nazi sympathizers took over the White House?"
"I thought maybe I could get lower taxes by cooperating"
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