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Is The Red Giant Betelgeuse About To Explode?
Every season has its characteristic star constellations in the night sky. Orion – one of the most recognizable – is distinctly visible on crisp, clear winter nights in the northern hemisphere. The constellation is easy to spot even in light-polluted cities, with its bright stars representing ...
By The Conversation
Majorana Fermion: We Found The God Particle, Why Is The 'Angel Particle' Still Missing?
Majorana fermions, particles that act as their own antiparticle and were first hypothesized by Italian physicist Ettore Majorana in 1937, have not been detected after all.A 2017 report of the discovery of a particular kind of Majorana fermion, the chiral Majorana fermion, was a false alarm, finds ...
By News Staff
It's The Calories In Pizza That Will Make You Fat, Not The Box: Congress Wants To Ban The Box
A few years ago I sent an employee to a debate to argue over what was more harmful for your body, the pizza or the pizza box.I am not kidding. A subset of activists absolutely says with straight faces that a trace chemical in a box is more harmful than getting fat. And now they have gotten Democrats ...
By Hank Campbell
Guest Post: Andre Kovacs, Mistaken Assumptions In Physics - What Hurts You Is What Everyone Knows To Be True
What hurts you is not what you don't know, but those mistaken assumptions which "everyone knows to be true".[The following text is courtesy Andras Kovacs - T.D.]This post is related to the book entitled "Maxwell-Dirac Theory and Occam's Razor: Unified Field, Elementary Particles, and Nuclear Interactions" ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Microsoft Made-Up Math: They'll Become Carbon Neutral Using Electric Cars And Charging Themselves Carbon Taxes
Microsoft, Google, and Amazon are trying to out-compete each other in ways to wrap themselves in the flag of environmental sustainability, but some of the ways they want to do it are laughable. Amazon's Jeff Bezos wants to do his part to stop global warming and his plan is running a million small ...
By Hank Campbell
How Restricting Legal Trade In Endangered Species Backfires
Every year humans buy and sell hundreds of millions of wild animals and plants around the world. Much of this commerce is legal, but illegal trade and over-harvesting have driven many species toward extinction.One common response is to adopt bans on trading in threatened or endangered species. ...
By The Conversation
Solar Power Is A Manifestation Of Income Inequality, Solar Geoengineering May Instead Fix It
Solar panel proponents rave about their solar energy. They tout how low their electricity bills are, that the utility is forced to buy energy from them at the same price they sell it, and that they are helping the planet.The problem is that solar panels are subsidized by poor people who can't afford ...
By News Staff
What Is Stevia And What Is The Science Behind It?
Stevia rebaudiana is part of the sunflower family (Asteraceae), like the daisy. It is native to Brazil and Paraguay, where the local populations have used it as a sweetener for as long as written records have been kept. After its scientific "discovery" by Europeans in the late 1800s, it became ...
By News Staff
Plantng Forests Sucks Rivers Dry - And They Never Recover
Microsoft has declared they will become carbon neutral regarding their energy usage by 2030. While their details were sparse, they included electric cars, which still create emissions because 81 percent of electricity is generated using fossil fuels, and charging themselves an internal carbon tax ...
By News Staff
Release The Kraken Genome!
Sailors have told tales of giant tentacled sea monsters for millennia. In ancient times, it was the Kraken. In more recent work, Jules Verne delighted and terrified the public while reading 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.The monstrous Architeuthis dux, the giant squid, must have been terrifying to ...
By News Staff
Not Jimmy Hoffa: Buffalo Cave Torso Identified Using Forensic Genealogy
The Civil Defense Caves in Dubois, Idaho, utilized as potential fallout shelters during the Cold War, are actually ancient lava tubes. Since they are easily accessible caves they have become popular family treks. In August of 1979, one such trek had a family hunting for arrowheads who instead found ...
By News Staff
Falcons See Prey At Twice The Speed Of Humans - And What That Means For All Bird Care
You may be aware that film runs at 25 frames per second because humans will then not see it as individual images. These 'blinks per second' are measured in Hertz and some humans can see up to 60 Hz.You may not sleep well if you have a light blinking all night. And a new study shows that in bird ...
By News Staff
Drinking Deaths Doubled? No, Alcohol Is Just Taking The Place Of Smoking In Broad 'Contributing' Claims
About 300 year die each year due to heat, but if you look at the statistics of heat deaths another 300 list heat as a "contributing" cause, which means something else killed them but heat may have made the thing that caused the death more likely.Though a 100 percent increase seems odd, that heat ...
By Hank Campbell
Braille Math And Science Textbooks Feel Good - Now They Can Be Far Less Expensive
Since math is a language, there is no reason blind people can't learn it, but math and science textbooks in Braille require an enormous effort to produce. That means much higher cost for a small market, which means it can only be done by nonprofits on one economic end of the scale, or wealthy ...
By News Staff
Be Wary Of Probiotic Health Claims In Media - That Means Be Wary Of Health Journalism
There is no question that our microbiome is important to health, but just like science behind mitochondrial function inside cells set off an antioxidant craze in the 1970s, all of the applied health claims about probiotics in the 2000s are nonsense. If you enjoy the taste of expensive yogurt buy ...
By Hank Campbell
Skepticism Warranted Regarding New Study Suggesting Link Between Chemical Exposures And IQ Loss
Earlier today, Dr. Leonardo Trasande and colleagues from New York University (NYU) published yet another in a series of economic studies which they interpret to indicate that low level general population exposures to some brominated flame retardants (PBDEs)1 and organophosphate pesticides (OPPs)2 ...
By Gregory Bond
Why There Are Seven Days In A Week
Waiting for the weekend can often seem unbearable, a whole seven days between Saturdays. Having seven days in a week has been the case for a very long time, and so people don’t often stop to ask why. Most of our time reckoning is due to the movements of the planets, Moon and stars. Our day is ...
By The Conversation
True Health Initiative: How Epidemiologists Walter Willett And Frank Hu Use Targeted Harassment To Prevent Criticism
The True Health Initiative (THI) describes itself as a nonprofit devoted to “fighting fake facts and combating false doubts to create a world free of preventable diseases, using the time-honored, evidence-based, fundamentals of lifestyle and medicine.” That sounds like a terrific place ...
By Hank Campbell
Spurious Thinking: Why You're More Susceptible To Misinformation Than You Think
Online misinformation works, or so it would seem. One of the more interesting statistics from the 2019 UK general election was that 88% of advertisements posted on social media by the Conservative Party pushed figures that had already been deemed misleading by the UK’s leading fact-checking organization ...
By The Conversation
'Gift Of Life' Appeals: Why Do They Work For Blood Drives But Not Organ Donations?
Every time a disaster occurs, people show their philanthropic side, but the same framing that works for blood drives, such as 'gift of life' appeals, is far less effective when it comes to organ donation.Though much is known about why people donate blood or register as an organ donor, we don't ...
By News Staff
When An App Can Predict Your Life Expectancy, Do You Want To Know?
When will I die?This question has endured across cultures and civilisations. It has given rise to a plethora of religions and spiritual paths over thousands of years, and more recently, some highly amusing apps. But this question now prompts a different response, as technology slowly brings us ...
By The Conversation
Netflix: The Goop Lab Is An Infomercial For Gwyneth Paltrow's Pseudoscience Business
Last week, Netflix dropped the trailer for Gwyneth Paltrow’s new show The Goop Lab. It is a six-episode docuseries launching on Jan. 24 that, according to the trailers, focuses on approaches to wellness that are “out there,” “unregulated” and “dangerous.” (Read: science-free.)The ...
By The Conversation
AI Detects And Grades Prostate Cancer As Well As World-Class Pathologists In Recent Tests
Artificial intelligence (AI) for histopathological diagnosis and grading of prostate cancer has the potential to solve one of the bottlenecks in today's prostate cancer histopathology; by providing more accurate diagnosis and better treatment decisions. A new study finds the AI-system is as ...
By News Staff
Broadcast News At 100: How Radio Shaped The Modern World
Eighty-one years ago, a broadcast of Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds supposedly caused mass hysteria in America, as listeners thought Martians had invaded New Jersey.There are varying accounts of the controversial incident, and it remains a topic of fascination, even today.Back when Welles’s ...
By The Conversation
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