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A Mentor's Pentalogue
I believe oceans of ink were spent, ever since pens were a thing, writing on the mentor-student relationship, its do's and don'ts, and the consequences of deviations from proper practice. And rightly so, as the balancing act required for a proper, effective teaching action is entirely non trivial ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
A Nobel To A Friend
I very much would like to write about the Nobel prize in physics here today, but I realize I cannot really pay a good service to the three winners, nor to my readers, on that topic. The reason is, quite bluntly, that I am not qualified to do that without harming my self-respect. Also, I never knew ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
The Science Surprise When OSIRIS-REx Reached Asteroid Bennu
Telescopes and inference told scientists that the asteroid Bennu was covered in large swaths of fine regolith, smaller than a few centimeters. What they found when OSIRIS-REx arrived at Bennu was something else: A surface covered in boulders. The surprise lack of fine regolith became even more ...
By News Staff
Do You Fear 5G? 'Green' Airborne Antennas May Be For You
A certain demographic have long had concerns about vaccines causing autism, along with fears about GMOs and cellphones causing cancer.That last one has been the least active. Rich people have always been able to afford organic food and to count on poor kids getting enough vaccines to create herd ...
By Hank Campbell
Seabirds Love Plastic - If 'Bioaccumulation' Is Real, There May Be Cause For Concern
Though it is common to see environmental videos of birds caught in plastic, less well known is that, like cats, seabirds love to eat it.Paracelsus famously noted that the dose makes the poison but in the 1990s some activist scientists began claiming that any dose is a poison, so even if birds excrete ...
By News Staff
Hunting And Conservation: Why Environmentalists Should Be Allies
In the modern environmental era, activists are mostly among a political tribe that opposes activities like hunting but they should not be. Hunters, fishers, and others are terrific stewards of nature and a natural world humans are banned from experiencing is a natural world that loses funding. ...
By Hank Campbell
Honeybees Have Increased 85% In The Last 60 Years
A new analysis finds that if there ever was a "Beepocalypse", it hasn't been during this century.Using data since 1961, they found that the number of managed honey bee colonies has risen by 85%. Managed colonies are the only way to create reasonable estimates, that is how surveys of losses are ...
By Hank Campbell
Do You Make Real Estate Decisions Based On The Emissions Of The Property?
A consulting firm that charges you to tell you how to cut your emissions is now claiming that properties which don't spend a lot of money will plummet in value in the near future.So if you own commercial property, you have been warned.Or not. They correctly note that the UK government has passed ...
By Hank Campbell
Do Mennonite Kids Have Fewer Allergies? If So, Pathogens In Breast Milk May Be Why
It used to be that allergies were somewhat rare but if you go to an allergist today, you are almost certain to be declared allergic, or at least sensitive, to something. How much of that is actual biological change versus how much is that the country that purchases 85% of the world's prescription ...
By News Staff
Anthrax Just Killed 3 Cheetahs And A Zebra In The Namib Desert
In 2019, three free-ranging cheetahs in the Namib Desert died within 24 hours of each other. Scholars set out to determine why.On October 5th 2019, the carcass of a GPS-collared cheetah in the Namib desert was found dead from the air. After they went in on foot to investigate, two other cheetahs ...
By News Staff
Atomic Force Microscopy May Lead To Detecting Dementia In The Blood
For a pilot study, a team examined blood samples from 50 patients and 16 healthy subjects. Using atomic force microscopy technology, they analyzed the surface of around 1000 red blood cells per person without knowing anything about their state of health. They were able to detect the presence ...
By News Staff
Does Nicotine Prevent COVID Transmission? France Might Begin Clinical Trials
As we are hopefully exiting the third coronavirus pandemic of the last 17 years, it is time to consider that it might become an annual event, like the flu. Since it mutates, there could also be an annual vaccine, but if flu is any indication half of people won't take it.What if there are more passive ...
By Hank Campbell
White Patients Significantly Less Likely To Be Sent To A Skilled Nursing Facility After Surgery
Even if insurance and household incomes are similar, white people are more likely than people of color to be sent home after surgery rather than to a skilled nursing facility. People of color are also more likely to stay in long-term care or get care at home, according to results presented at the ...
By News Staff
War On Vaccines: Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine Claims A Vegetarian Diet Makes COVID-19 Mortality Drop
The animal rights activist group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has an op-ed in American Journal of Medicine claiming that if you want the COVID-19 vaccine to work 'better', whatever that is supposed to mean, adopt a vegetarian diet.It's easy to dunk on people taking ivermectin, ...
By Hank Campbell
Acinus: Engineers Have Built A Pancreatic Cancer Time Machine
Pancreatic cancer tends to develop from chronic inflammation that happens when a mutation has caused digestive enzymes to digest the pancreas itself.What if we could go 'back in time' and reverse that process?Purdue University Professor Bumsoo Han and his team built is a lifelike reproduction of ...
By News Staff
Epidemiology Paper Correlates Vaping To Anorexia - And Then We Wonder Why Anyone Is Skeptical About COVID-19 Data
In 2021, it is vital that the public trusts epidemiologists when it comes to disease transmission. The cultural obstacle is that epidemiology is such a large field, much of it populated by woo. Osteopaths hurt their own reputations by not demanding that hucksters like Joe Mercola have his license ...
By Hank Campbell
We Were Wrong About Daniel Craig As James Bond, Maybe We Were Wrong About His Stress Relief Also
When Daniel Craig was announced as the new James Bond, he took a lot of criticism. I will be honest, I was among the critics. I have read every book, seen all the films, I wear both Charvet and Turnbull  &  Asser shirts for no other reason than they were in the books (the French brand ...
By Hank Campbell
Gallop: Both Republicans And Democrats Are Wildly Overstating Risks From COVID-19
There is no question that COVID-19 is the worst pandemic of my lifetime. It has led to greater absolute US deaths than the Asian Flu of 1957 and the Spanish Flu of 1918, though obviously we are 2X and 3X the population, respectively, of those pandemics so in relative terms they remain way ahead ...
By Hank Campbell
Like Western Civilization? Thank Dairy Farming
Not a lot is truly known about the cultural world of early mankind but one thing is settled; when food insecurity dropped and it became more affordable, in terms of time or money, culture flourished and expansion began.Domestication of animals and farming took humans out of foraging and secured ...
By Hank Campbell
If You Talk About 'Social Darwinism' A Lot You May Have Dysfunctional Psychological Characteristics
It's common when the subject of stupid behavior comes up, like belief in supplements or acupuncture over medicine, for someone to post a picture of Darwin or recommend them for a Darwin award.It's scientifically wrong - Aedes aegypti is an ecologically useless mosquito that is only a disease vector ...
By News Staff
How Exascale Computers Can Verify The Universe
Proving the universe seems like a gargantuan task, but we might have a chance to do so with exascale computers. As the National Academy of Sciences notes, the future of computing may be in exascale computers, with the capability of doing one quintillion operations per second. The US Department ...
By Mark Pierce
Facial Recognition Is Finally Raising Questions About Government Accountability
For most of this century, anyone in London has been photographed and filmed an average of 300 times each day. Their reasoning to start such intrusive scrutiny was that England, Wales, and Scotland led the developed world in crime, and a tourist attraction like London needed extra monitoring.A new ...
By Hank Campbell
Using Cell Lines And A Bioreactor, Finland Has Developed The Future Of Coffee
Coffee may be about to get its first significant upgrade in 600 years. That's not to say there haven't been efforts to modernize coffee production since its earliest days in Sufi shrines, but that has been mainly in technology. The pan, like you use in delicious Turkish coffee, gave way to a syphon ...
By Hank Campbell
In 18 Years, Pumpkin Spice Knocked Out Apple As The Flavor Of Fall
In the fall of 2003, Starbucks tested a new latte in two cities and autumn hasn't been the same since. The pumpkin spice craze was born. How did it all happen? We can thank free market economics. The company already had Christmas locked up with cups and flavors, like Peppermint Mocha ...
By Hank Campbell
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