CBC – Controversy Before Credibility
Death Of A Forensic Science Commission
Are Your Data Fluctuating As They Should ?
Science & The Structure Of An Argument
New Heights In Systemic Corrupt Science: Another Hockey Stick; Would You Fund For Retracting?
Well known: Critical science is career suicide. But did you know you are not even allowed to warn the community about fraud committed yourself? Welcome to science, where we reject the scientific method because it slows down publications, and call the public stupid for not trusting us.The journal ...
By Sascha Vongehr
Europe In My Region 2017
The European Commission has launched a couple of weeks ago the campaign "Europe in my region 2017", an initiative aimed at getting the general public informed on the projects funded by the European Community in their area of residence or activity. There are open day events scheduled a bit everywhere ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
The Ultimate Natural Sunscreen: Thanks, Science!
A new paper reports the development of nanoparticles that mimic the behavior of natural melanosomes, melanin-producing cell structures that protect our skin, eyes and other tissues from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation.Defects in melanin production in humans can cause diseases ...
By News Staff
Guest Post: Dorigo’s Anomaly! And The Social Psychology Of Professional Discourse In Physics, By Alex Durig
Dr. Alex Durig (see picture) is a professional freelance writer, with a PhD in social psychology from Indiana University (1992). He has authored seven books in his specialization of perception and logic. He claims to have experienced great frustration resolving his experience of perception and ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
How Urban Trees Increase Ozone
Though the trend has been to listen to environmental claims about the benefits of trees in cities, in science they have a well-established dark side: in urban cities, they produce a lot of ground-level ozone, the very thing environmentalists spent decades lobbying against.During hot days,  ...
By News Staff
Association Created Between Texas Weather, Monarch Butterflies And Glyphosate
A paper has linked Monarch butterfly populations to glyphosate - but only when it was first used, and not when it was most heavily used. It also linked the populations to seasonal variation. That is to be expected, except since it's 2017, they try to claim that's climate change rather than wetter ...
By News Staff
Ideology Of Climate Change: How Activist Journalism At Columbia Led To A Partisan Lawsuit
The court case over whether ExxonMobil may have deliberately downplayed the potential dangers of global warming is heating up. Eleven attorney generals have filed a brief in US District Court in Manhattan supporting a lawsuit by Exxon to halt a probe by their peers in New York and Massachusetts ...
By Jon Entine
The Pollution In Toronto's Subways
Though subways reduce overall pollution emissions in cities, what is good for society may not be good for the poor people who ride mass transportation. A new study finds that Canadian subways personal exposure to certain pollutants, and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada.Sounds awful ...
By News Staff
Stop The 19th Century Myths: Your Sense Of Smell Is As Good As Your Dog's
We are at the top of the food chain, but some of our senses got short shrift when it came to other animals. Dogs can hear at frequencies we can't, mantis shrimp got 16 visual pigments and we are stuck with just 3.5, and don't even get other animals started on our pathetic sense of smell.But a weak ...
By News Staff
How Varroa Mites Exploit Beekeeping
There has been some ongoing concern about bee colonies, even fears of an impending "colony collapse disorder", but both the fears and the causes have been misplaced, recent studies have shown.Rather than being a mysterious effect due to pesticides (like neonicotinoids) slight variations in bee ...
By News Staff
Separate Evolution: Men, Women, And Gene Expression
Though men and women obviously differ, that has become muddled in the name of equality. Drug reactions are different, obviously one gender gives birth to children. A new study shows there are still many similarities, but also a whole lot of biological differences not in genes, but in gene ...
By News Staff
Kuphus Polythalamia: Giant Sulfur-Powered Shipworm Is The Stuff Of Science Fiction
A newly named species, a giant, black, mud dwelling, worm-like animal, doesn't seem to eat much, instead it gets its energy from a form of sulfur. The public is often confused what 'discovery' means in science. It means it is being identified as a new species, not never seen before. The three ...
By News Staff
Hidden Demographic: Young Adult Smokers
In the many efforts to prevent people from taking up smoking, most initiatives have focused on kids.  As the consumer advocacy group the American Council on Science and Health has long phrased it, "smoking is a pediatric disease." Prevent uptake in the young, and addiction rarely occurs. ...
By News Staff
Paper Links Common Antibiotics To Increased Risk Of Miscarriage
It's manna from heaven for sue-and-settle law firms; a new paper links common antibiotics, such as macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole, to an increased risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy.The association was weak, but juries won't know that, because Dr. Anick ...
By News Staff
Sensible And Pragmatic Proposal For Implementing The EC's Criteria For Identifying Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
In a previous blog, I discussed the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), highlighting its strengths and shortcomings.  Subsequently, the EC asked the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) ...
By Gregory Bond
Pig Study Shows Dairy 'Excellent' Source Of Protein For Human Kids Too
In 2011, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations propose using animals like pigs to study the best way of evaluating protein quality in foods eaten by children.The researchers behind a new study calculated protein scores for eight sources of protein, derived from both ...
By News Staff
Science Acceptance: Don’t Underestimate The Power Of A Good Cartoon
Though photos are considered more credible, if you are evangelizing a controversial energy type like wind, a cartoon may appear more persuasive. In a recent study, participants were shown one of two versions of the same set of brochures. Each set was designed to debunk a myth about wind energy ...
By News Staff
Depression As Harbinger Of Other Disorders
Does the reality of mental disorders also cause depression, or is depression a harbinger of other disorders, a gateway as it were? The lack of effective methods for the treatment and prevention of bipolar depression, shortcomings of antidepressant treatment in major depressive disorder, and maintaining ...
By News Staff
Can IARC Be Salvaged?
The IARC monograph program on Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks must be reformed and brought into the 21st century – or it should be abolishedThe World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) monograph program is an outmoded cancer classification scheme that ...
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Ancient Ways Humans Kept The Dead From Rising Out Of The Grave
Vampires, ghouls, zombies, they have become part of Western burial imagery even though they originated elsewhere. Yet concern about the dead rising from their graves was evident long before tales arrived from Romania or Haiti. From the 11th to 14th centuries AD, medieval people in England likely ...
By News Staff
3-D Printed Bioprosthetic Ovaries Produce Healthy Offspring
Ovaries constructed of 3-D printed scaffolds that house immature eggs were successful in boosting hormone production and restoring fertility by actually ovulating - and they produced healthy offspring which mothers also were able to nurse. By removing a female mouse's ovary and replacing it ...
By News Staff
Free Range Kids: Most Parents Won't Let Kids Swim In Their Backyard Without Supervision
A new national poll says that parents are in a panic about things like swimming pools.Least likely to think their kids can swim; black parents. A slight majority of white parents are fine with kids swimming sans parental hovering. Almost all parents think a natural lake (84 percent) or ocean ...
By News Staff
Why Do Women Die At Higher Rates After Being Discharged With Heart Arrhythmias?
Atrial fibrillation and flutter (also known as AFF) is associated with serious health problems and is a significant contributor to death rates. Knowing that, why would there be different death rates for male and female patients who presented with AFF to emergency departments and then discharged ...
By News Staff
Hand That Sees Is 10X Quicker Than Current Prosthetics
Prosthetics may look better but they have not really changed much in the last 100 years. That could soon change. The next generation of hand prosthetics may be far more like a real hand - they could allow the wearer to reach for objects almost automatically, without really thinking, like real hands ...
By News Staff
In an earlier article [1], I outline the case that, contrary to traditional legal presumption...  more »
Energy Literacy, the general knowledge about energy generation, use, and research, is rather low...  more »
Scientific consensus is not gospel dogma to be enforced, instead it should, and MUST change in...  more »
When did it become okay for the media to be anti-science and anti-agriculture?A CBC news story...  more »
Flavor-Geometric Duality and Pseudo-Euclidean Symmetry of Neutrino Mixing in Semi-Empirical...  more »