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The Six-Month Cycle Of The Experimental Physicist
Every year, at about this time, the level of activity of physicists working in experimental collaborations at high-energy colliders and elsewhere increases dramatically. We are approaching the time of "winter conferences", so called in order to distinguish them from "summer conferences". During ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
When We Didn't Have Enough CO2 And Oxygen, Snowball Earth
We think we know the perfect balance of gases in the atmosphere, and it involves a time before there was any industry, when the human population was tiny, when almost all of the planet was covered in plants. Basically, the dream of environmental groups today (with their members being the few allowed ...
By News Staff
The First Known Deuterostome?
A few days ago I read an article in the Telegraph Humanity’s earliest known ancestor discovered - and it looks like a ‘wrinkled old sack’, featuring this creature:     namely Saccorhytus, a newly discovered microfossil from the Lower Cambrian of Shaanxi province, China, making ...
By Robert H Olley
No Hummingbird Collapse; They're In A Boom
Its not a great idea to use surveys, but sometimes those are all we have. After environmental groups drummed up publicity about a colony collapse disorder in honeybees, for example, concerned amateurs began taking up beekeeping. Since nature is not a perfect system, and the new folks didn't know ...
By News Staff
Convergent Evolution: Why Some Plants Became Carnivorous
In Insectivorous Plants, Sir Charles Darwin pondered carnivorous plants. They live in habitats poor in nutrients, mostly on nitrogen and phosphorous, and have compensated this lack with the ability to digest animals such as insects and other arthropods.Adapting and surviving with a carnivorous ...
By News Staff
A Critical Review Of Flawed Claims Made In AIM Declaration On EDCs
On February 9, the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) released a declaration on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in which the association implores the EU Commission to take a very conservative approach to identifying and regulating chemicals ...
By Gregory Bond
False Positives Make Women More Likely To Delay Next Mammogram
Women who received a health scare in the form of a false positive result from a screening mammogram were more likely to delay or even forgo the next mammogram than women who had a correct negative result.A false positive result from a screening mammogram often leads to emotional, physical, and ...
By News Staff
Tiny Survey Claims Vaping Will Cause People To Start Smoking
If you sip a beer when you are a teenager, are you going to become a raging alcoholic? You are according to the logic of anti-smoking activists who won the war on cigarettes and need a one place to use their army - and their funding.Cigarette smoking has plummeted, which is what we have all wanted ...
By News Staff
In Dating, Education Matters Less As We Age
In dating, at least the online kind, younger people tend to have a hard line on educational matching, but older people feel like that's less important.Traditionally, humans look for certain characteristics and traits in a partner, including symmetry in areas such as: age, aesthetics, attractiveness ...
By News Staff
12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave Found
The Dead Sea scrolls used to be revered as holding some special insight, perhaps we were only now mature enough to understand it. More recently, it's clear these were errors and cast-offs that were given a proper burial, but have no real benefit.To archaeologists, it's instead just science,  ...
By News Staff
Advanced Racism For Dr Duke And Prof Slattery: Why Hate Jews?
Never compare between only Blacks (B) and others for example, or only Caucasian Whites (CW) and B. One should consider at least three together instead of only two. For example, consider also the North East Asians (NEA). Why? Without considering NEA, B and CW are merely two different regions in ...
By Sascha Vongehr
Rational Suckers
Why do people skip queues, cause traffic jams, and create delays for everyone? Who are these misbehaving creatures lacking basic cooperation skills? Are they really all that different from you? Are you perhaps one of them?Various situations involving social interaction drag you into a negative ...
By Johannes Koelman
The Many Ways Farmers Control Pests
The post originally appeared on the Putting Pesticides in Perspective (PPIP) Blog on 2/7/17 on which there are also 6 related sub-postsWhether a farmer is growing in an organic or conventional system, his or her crop needs to be protected from damage from plant pests (insects ...
By Steve Savage
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There is no correct moral theory. All morality is politics. People do not act on the basis of...  more »
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The Amery Zig-ZagsCracks in the Amery Ice Shelf show a prominent zig-zag form.  This is a...  more »
In what seems like a scene from the movie Groundhog Day, another rat study has come out of the...  more »