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Six-muon Events Probe Proton Collision Dynamics
The Regenerative Ranching Racket
Inflaming The Myths Of COVID-19 Vaccines
How Inconsistent Really Are The W Mass Measurements
The recent precise measurement of the W boson mass produced by the non-dead CDF collaboration last month continues to be at the focus of attention by the scientific community, for a good reason - if correct, the CDF measurement in and of itself would be the conclusive proof that our trust in the ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
First Public Comments On NASA’s Draft Plans To Keep Earth Safe For Its Mars Sample Return In 2033 - Now Closed For Commenting
This was an opportunity for the public to give your feedback to NASA about their Mars sample return mission plans - can submit your comments to NASA here as a public comment. This is for their draft environmental impact statement which they plan to submit later this year. My comment is here ...
By Robert Walker
Event Horizon And Sgr A*: For The First Time We Can 'See' The Black Hole At The Center Of Our Galaxy
At the centere of our galaxy, the Milky Way, there exists what must be a black hole. But detecting it has been challenging because of the cosmic dust around it.Now, for the first time, a group of radio antennas knows as the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration have unveiled the first image of ...
By News Staff
Experiments Find That The W Boson Is Heavier Than Expected, Challenging The Standard Model
Despite shutting down its operations in 2011, data from an old experiment at the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) has pushed scientists to further rethink the Standard Model. The CDF re-measured the mass of the “W boson” particle and found that it weighs more than the Standard Model suggests ...
By Mark Pierce
One Way Solar Is Better Than Nuclear - Going To Mars
Imagine a world where government decided they would mandate and subsidize existing cellular phones. With no incentive to improve, we'd still be using Motorola StarTacs. That is the plight of solar panels. In 2009, the US President decided that he could do for $50 billion dollars what scientists ...
By Hank Campbell
If Droughts Are Predictable Because They Self-Propagate, Not Planning For Them Is Irresponsible
Everyone knows droughts are bad. They increase risk of wildfires and damage life in the affected region. They are not always predictable, when I lived in Pennsylvania in the early 1990s there was a drought with no known mechanism involved, but they are often cyclical, which makes them at least ...
By Hank Campbell
Solar's On Demand Problem May Get Solved - And May Allow Solar Energy To Be Shipped Worldwide
 Solar power has potential but a crippling weakness that has meant despite trillions of dollars in subsidies and continuing mandates, it has not made a dent in use of conventional energy; it is not on demand and batteries are expensive and going to do more harm to the future than natural gas ...
By News Staff
Coral Reefs Recover Quickly After Bleaching Due To Water Temperature Changes
Water has varied in temperature for as long as water has existed and it seems evolution has provided coral reefs a recovery mechanism after variation results in 'bleaching' - when corals expel algae and turn white. It can have some impact beyond algae because about 275 million people live ...
By News Staff
Is Gene Therapy The Future Of Medicine?
The cryptic code inside our DNA holds the key to many mysteries of human health and disease. In recent years, vast leaps have been made in our ability to read and edit this code. This new era of genomic medicine has given rise to gene therapy: a promising treatment option for a variety of disorders ...
By Mark Pierce
TLR7 Mutation Is A Genetic Cause Of Lupus
A genetic analysis found a single point mutation in the TLR7 gene and then identified other cases of severe lupus where this gene was also mutated. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease which causes inflammation in organs and joints, affects movement and the skin, and causes fatigue. In severe ...
By News Staff
Mariculture: How The Ocean Can Be Sustainably Cultivated To Provide Food For Developing Countries
One of the odder disconnects in western culture is people who claim to care about the environment but will only eat fish that is caught in unsustainable ways - in the wild. I suppose I get the appeal of knowing laborers risked their lives for your food and that farmers in $300,000 tractors don't ...
By Hank Campbell
Some Parts Of Borneo Have Landscape Similar To The Pliocene Epoch, 5.3 Million Years Ago
Conservation in modern times is a misused term that trial lawyers often invoke to win lawsuits against companies before progress can commence but Brunei on the island of Borneo, which is about the size of the state of Delaware, has a great reason for all countries of the world to preserve it.  ...
By Hank Campbell
The Dose Makes The Poison - And That Is Why Venom May Soon Be A New Medicine
In the 16th century, it was shown by Paracelsus that 'the dose makes the poison' - too much medicine or anything else could kill while too little did nothing. In the 21st century activists have sought to dispel that. They claim homeopathic effects from chemicals at safe doses, endocrine distuption ...
By Hank Campbell
COVID-19 Telemedicine Caused The Racial Gap In Completed Doctor Visits To Disappear
Seeing a doctor can be crucial to managing and preventing chronic disease but there has long been a racial gap in routine visits that can't be explained by racism or income. Maybe people didn't like like going to the doctor because the COVID-19 pandemic caused use of telemedicine to rise sharply ...
By News Staff
Aspirin Doesn't Reduce Risk Of Major Cardiovascular Events
You probably know someone who takes an aspirin to reduce chances of a heart attack, just like you may know someone who says wine, containing alcohol, a true class 1 carcinogen, is 'good for you.'They were never settled science, they were instead epidemiology, statistical correlation, which then ...
By Hank Campbell
HIV Drug Lamivudine A Promising Treatment In Metastatic Colon Cancer Trial
A recent trial of lamivudine, a reverse transcriptase inhibitor used in HIV therapy, found that it stopped disease progression in patients with fourth-line metastatic colorectal cancer. The trial included 32 patients with advanced metastatic colon cancer whose disease progressed despite four ...
By News Staff
Climate Change Led To The Spread Of Uralic Languages
The Uralic language family and languages such as Finnish, Estonian, Saami and Hungarian began to spread west approximately 4,200–3,900 years ago, first to the central Volga region and later to the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic.The Uralic language family is a few hundred years younger than the ...
By News Staff
Modern Students Report More Mental Health Issues Than Any Young People In History
In a new paper, scholars say depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues are more common than ever before, and that people of color are impacted most.The data are from surveys, and young people have always felt a need to 'live in important times' and believe everything is different than ...
By News Staff
Lockdowns Doubled Mental Health Issues
During the almost two years of on-again off-again COVID lockdowns, we heard lots of concern from many different corners about the mental health effects of forcing people to stay home and keep away from friends and family. Many research projects were undertaken to attempt to measure the scale of ...
By The Conversation
California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order Law Didn't Reduce Gun Violence
Though activists will highlight mass shootings as a gun problem rather than a criminal act, as in a Sacramento, California shooting a few days ago, legal California gun ownership has had an inverse relationship to crime and deaths. More guns than ever are owned but there are fewer gun deaths per ...
By News Staff
The Secret Role I Played In 'Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness'
You never want to introduce a spoiler into an article so I am warning you now, before you read any farther, that a spoiler is inevitable if I am going to talk about the secret role I played in the new Disney MCU film "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."If you haven't seen it because you ...
By Hank Campbell
Antisemitism Reached A New High Globally In 2021
In 2001, after the US World Trade Centers were destroyed in a terrorist attack, assaults on middle-eastern buildings and people in San Francisco went up. Yet the middle eastern people attacked were Jewish, not Muslim. A common sentiment among intelligentsia was that the attacks were due to Israel ...
By News Staff
Quantum Darwinism Isn't Exclusively Probabilistic, According To Generalized Probabilistic Theory Paper
At the very large and very small scale, Newtonian gravity does not work the way it should. The universe should not be expanding and forget trying to explain quantum mechanics.Trying to detail why electrons can behave as both particles and waves, depending on the experimental context in which they ...
By News Staff
The NIEHS War On Science Has New Footing During The Biden Administration
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences may have science in its name, but they remain since the earliest part of the last decade a group funded by taxpayers that exists to scare taxpayers about science. Their in-house publication Environmental Health Perspectives has a new ...
By Hank Campbell
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