Effervescence defines...

:: a mash-up of Pierre Cordier + American Scientist ::

  1. ]The New[ Dealers didn’t have any baseline data, but they ]held strong assumptions about[ historical conditions. They believed ]that[ the land had once been green and lush, ]that[ it had been degraded by overgrazing, ]and that,[ through ]herd reduction and proper management[, it could be returned to ]its “natural” climax condition[...
  2. ]The chemistry[ of thorium fission is compelling, ]and the engineering of[ thorium reactors, with ]a longer history[ than most people realize, ]appears to be seductively manageable[...
  3. ]A series of papers[ in the Journal of Theoretical Biology has ]found evidence[ that ]beautiful parents[ have ]more daughters,[ violent men have ]more sons,[ and ]other sex-ratio patterns[ (Kanazawa, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). These papers have been shown to have statistical errors, but ]the question remains[ how to interpret findings that are ]intriguing, potentially important, but not statistically significant[...
  4. To get ]deeper into this game,[ some biologists and ecologists are now embracing ]life delayed[...
  5. ]It’s funny how much[ difference a single letter makes. A ]“woof” at the door is a very[ different thing from a ]wolf at the door. One is familiar,[ domestic, reassuring; the other is a frightening apparition of imminent danger. The distinction between our fond companions ]and the ferocious predator of northern climes goes back a long way[...
  6. The story we often hear about ]Pasteur falls into[ the “we once were blind, but now we see” ]narrative. In this version, superstition and ignorance reigned before[ Pasteur; light and reason ruled thereafter. ]Until Pasteur, we are taught, we did not understand[ that only life begets life...
  7. ]Unable to see much[ that resembled a lake, ]the scientists suspected that Spirit[ Lake had ]either boiled[ away or ]was buried[ by avalanche debris. ]Further investigation revealed[ that the lake had survived, but ]it looked more like land[ than water because thousands of ]logs, tons of volcanic ash and other rubble[ blanketed its surface......
  8. ]But what is the exact[ role of the bubbles? Is it ] just aesthetics?[ Do they contribute to ]only one aspect[, or to many aspects, ]of the subjective final taste? We[ have been rigorously analyzing ]Champagne for more than[ a decade, using the ]physics of fluids[ in the service of ]wine in general[ and Champagne-tasting ]science in particular[...
  9. ]Fin[e sparkling wines and Champagne result from a two-step fermentation process...
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