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Fake Asteroid Impact Meme By The Daily Express - Invented Dates And Probabilites For 2014 JO25, And 2014 AG5
The Daily Express run this fake meme on many of their fake asteroid stories. It is riddled with errors and outright lies. The red top tabloid papers in the UK are well known for just making stuff up. The most famous red top tabloid story which ran in The Sun, another similar paper here. They ...
By Robert Walker
Nobel In Physics: A Prize For Outstanding Discoveries Or Socio-Political Recognition?
Written by Francesco Sylos Labini and Martín López Corredoira. This year the committee of the Nobel Prize in Physics has gifted humanity with a poetic touch: “for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos”. The Nobel Prize in ...
By Martín López Corr...
The Technical Leader - Unique Challenges For People In A Unique Position
When the FBI first conceived of DNA Technical Leaders as a requirement for CODIS eligibility, it sought to ensure that forensic DNA operations were overseen by individuals with sufficient training, education, and experience. It also knew that many current supervisors of forensic biology units ...
By John M. Collins
Live Completion Of Detector Installation From CERN - NOW!
If you have a minute to spend watching something really cool, why not having a look at the completion of the installment of GEM detectors in the CMS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, ***RIGHT NOW*** (6PM CEST Oct 24th) ?You can do so by connecting to the CMS web site.For those of you ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Venice Flooded Again Today, While Precious Manuscripts Get Wasted
Last November 12 the city of Venice was flooded by the second-highest tide in recorded history. The sea level, pushed by 60 mph SE winds and intense rainfalls, surged to +187 cm above average, a mere 7cm less than the disastrous event of November 4 1966, which put the city and its surroundings ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
"Deep Adaptation" Is Not Based On Science - Climate Change Draft Paper With Unfounded Claims Of Near Future Human Extinction
Jem Bendell’s “Deep Adaptation” is scaring many people, sometimes referred to as "The Climate Change Paper So Depressing It's Sending People to Therapy"- yet - it is not a published paper. It is an unpublished draft that has been rejected for failing the minimum standards ...
By Robert Walker
XR Climate Activists “Please STOP Telling Children They May Not Grow Up” - Says IPCC Lead Author In Tweet
It’s so good to see some climate scientists at last starting to speak up about the awful over the top things Extinction Rebellion activists are saying, though I wish more would speak up and speak up more strongly. Here is a meme that may help with sharing: Yes XR activists, climate ...
By Robert Walker
11,000 Scientists + Micky Mouse Sign Climate Paper Without Fact Checking Cites - Carbon Tax Error - And Uncited Fate Of Humanity
It’s so good to see some climate scientists at last starting to speak up about the awful over the top things Extinction Rebellion activists are saying, though I wish more would speak up and speak up more strongly. Rupert Read is a philosophy professor. He is also a frequent spokesperson ...
By Robert Walker
If You Are A Biologist, You Should Stop Giving Money To AAAS Right Now
In February, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) issued a bombastic press release to announce its 2019 Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility was going to to Sarath Gunatilake and Channa Jayasumana, anti-glyphosate protesters who claim a causal connection between ...
By Hank Campbell
Spanish Flu Pandemic Mass Graves 100 Years Ago Led To Our Zombie Fixation Today
Zombies have lurched to the center of Halloween culture, with costumes proliferating as fast as the monsters themselves. This year, you can dress as a zombie prom queen, a zombie doctor – even a zombie rabbit or banana. The rise of the living dead, though, has a surprising link to another recurring ...
By The Conversation
Brain Organoids: How Soon Before Lab Grown Mini Brains Achieve Consciousness?
The cutting-edge method of growing clusters of cells that organize themselves into mini versions of human brains in the lab is gathering more and more attention. These “brain organoids”, made from stem cells, offer unparalleled insights into the human brain, which is notoriously difficult to ...
By The Conversation
What Is Sex For? It Depends On Our Vantage Point
Few topics arouse as much interest and controversy as sex. This is hardly surprising. The biological continuance of the species hinges on it – if human beings stopped having sex, there would soon be no more human beings. Popular culture overflows with sex, from cinema to advertising to, yes, ...
By The Conversation
MiSight Contact Lens That Slows Nearsightedness In Kids Gets FDA Approval
Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most frequent cause of correctable visual impairment worldwide.  It occurs when the eye grows too long from front to back (axial length). Instead of focusing images on the retina, images are focused at a point in front of the retina. As a result, people with ...
By News Staff
In Developed Countries, Nutritional Supplements Are Often An Expensive Placebo; Not So In The Rest Of The World
Though activists oppose Golden Rice, essentially a vitamin-fortified food staple, on ideological and economic grounds, Vitamin A deficiency affects hundreds of thousands of kids each year, and a progressive tool that feeds people and prevents disease is welcome. Though the supplements market ...
By News Staff
War On Fun: Rutgers Shows Us All How To Scaremonger Halloween
Rutgers University wants kids to be afraid this year. Not of ghosts and goblins, but Halloween itself. So they have published 7 hyperbolic risks designed to terrify parents.Allergies! Marijuana brownies! Makeup!Getting advice from a poison control center at Halloween is as demoralizing as ordering ...
By Hank Campbell
Why ERs End Up With So Many Cancer Patients: Poor Palliative Care For Their Pain
There are 15 million people living with cancer in just the United States and it is painful. The huge downside to CDC claiming that recreational fentanyl use is an opioid epidemic is that they have stigmatized legitimate pain patients and their care - and so cancer patients end up in Emergency Rooms ...
By News Staff
Dr. Gottlieb, Tell Private Label Brands Not To Cave In To Non-GMO Project Extortion
When Dr. Scott Gottlieb  was named as head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the pro-science community cheered. Gottlieb had both academic and private sector experience, he had been both doctor and patient, and he had been a Deputy at FDA in the past so he knew where all the bottlenecks ...
By Hank Campbell
Fact Checking Elizabeth Warren's $11 Trillion Out-Of-Pocket Health Spending Over 10 Years Claim
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News.Promoting her much-discussed plan to create a single-payer “Medicare for All” health system, Sen. Elizabeth Warren emphasized a striking figure.“If we make no changes over the next 10 years, Americans will reach into their pockets and pay out about $11 ...
By News Staff
Pink Razors, Manly Beer, And Lady Backpacks - The Folly Of Gendered Products
As women started counting steps and walking to work wearing running shoes and fitness trackers, there was one work-related item that had to change: the briefcase. It’s not suited to walking fast and gets in the way of drinking coffee en route to the office. Enter the working women’s backpack ...
By The Conversation
My Comment To FDA On 'Horizontal Approaches To Food Standards Of Identity Modernization'
In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a public meeting to discuss FDA’s effort to modernize standards of identity as part the agency's Nutrition Innovation Strategy. In 2018, FDA declared its intent to modernize food standards of to achieve three goals: (1) protect consumers ...
By Hank Campbell
Robots, Imagination, And Spirit
Last month in Korea a computer scientist struck up a conversation on the subway. He told me in fractured English that he wants to take a PhD in theology. When I meet a theologian I usually ask, “Theoretical, or experimental?” This guy wouldn’t have understood, so I forbore. I did suggest ...
By Fred Phillips
To YouTube Creators - Don't Panic If Your Videos Are Misclassified As Directed To Kids While They Work On COPPA Compliance
YouTube creators are panicking as YouTube classifies their videos as directed towards kids when they are not. It's a dumb algorithm. It would classify this as a comic book probably. A human would never classify this channel as for kids under 13: Vivziepop Ok, @YouTube My videos are SET as ...
By Robert Walker
Like Much Data From China, Their Voluntary Organ Donation Figures Are Nonsense; They're Using Prisoners Illegally
Communist dictatorships lack transparency, so if they don't want to be bound by the same ethical rules as everyone else, they won't be. Some in western countries gush about claims they make regarding solar power, for example, but only their CO2 emissions - highest in the world - can be verified ...
By News Staff
Grouping Staff And Company Floor Plans: Elite Co-Workers Up Everyone's Game, But Toxic Ones Kill Productivity
Scholars analyzing the performance at a large technology firm examined the productivity in a 25-foot radius around their best performers and found that these workers did inspire better performance in coworkers - by 15 percent. Poor workers impacted their neighbors also, and even more. While “positive ...
By News Staff
Team Trees 20 million trees goal will make no practical difference to climate change. Youtuber...  more »
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