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Glyphosate Lawsuits: From $2 Billion To $25 Million On Their Way To $0
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, located in San Francisco, is unsurprisingly  the most 'progressive' appeals court in the United States. That their judges are so California when it comes to decisions is why they dominate the others when it comes to being overturned ...
By Hank Campbell
Real World Turbulence Is So Difficult To Understand Even Quantum Turbulence Is Simpler To Model
Turbulence is part of the cultural lexicon. For casual situations where there are short-term challenges that just require some managing, people often say they are experiencing turbulence. Anyone who has taken a few plane trips has experienced the bumpy ride caused by turbulence in the air.A new ...
By Hank Campbell
60 Years Ago Today Alan Shepard Became The First American In Space - Where Will We Be In 60 More Years?
Today is May 5th, when modern Americans assuming this is the day of Mexican independence (it isn't) consume Mexican stuff like burritos and margaritas (those aren't Mexican) but what we should be celebrating is Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard going into space.On this day in 1961, 60 years ago, Alan ...
By Hank Campbell
Feel Heavy? There Are 10,000,000 Pounds Of Space Dust Falling On Us Each Year
About 23,000,000 years ago, something hit the giant Asteroid 4 Vesta(1) some 120,000,000 miles away and the impact sent huge rocks into space. In 2018, one such meteorite from that time hit Botswana.It was not unique. Over 30 percent of such Howardite-Eucrite-Diogenites (HED) meteorites that ...
By Hank Campbell
Crystals: A Connection Between Macrophysics And Microphysics
Quantum Mechanics (QM), the theory that describes the behaviour of matter at microscopic distance scales apparently unfathomable by our senses, is very hard to understand and make sense of. And indeed to this day, 100 years after its first formulation, there are thick debates among theorists on ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Tree Farts And Ghost Forests A New Target For Climate Change
A new paper finds that greenhouse gas emissions from standing dead trees in coastal wetland forests are not properly accounted for when assessing the environmental impact of so-called "ghost forests."Ghost forests are what is left of former forests in coastal regions where changes led to shifts ...
By News Staff
Winds Will Take Out The Larsen C Ice Shelf Before Climate Change Can
Antarctica’s fourth largest ice shelf, the Larsen C Ice Shelf located on the Antarctic Peninsula, risks collapse due to mountain winds, according to a recent presentation at annual meeting of the European Geophysical Union.The Larsen C Ice Shelf currently experiences the highest surface melt ...
By News Staff
Gauging The Environmental Impact Of NFTs
Artwork is one of the newest purchasable commodities on the crypto market, thanks to a new technology known as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NPR informs us that an NFT is a crypto token that isn't interchangeable but is tied to a specific commodity. The easiest way to think about them is an analog ...
By Mark Pierce
WHO Panel On Coronavirus Was Clearly Told Not To Mention China So It Says All Countries 'Made Mistakes'
The latest coronavirus pandemic started in Wuhan, China. You'd barely learn that from yet another non-report courtesy of the World Health Organisation, they don't mention it until page 15. You certainly won't learn anything about how it began.The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and ...
By Hank Campbell
If The Bubonic Plague Didn't Kill You, It Helped Make Your Descendants Stronger
The remains of 36 bubonic plague victims from a 16th century mass grave in Germany provide evidence that evolutionary adaptive processes, driven by the disease, may have conferred immunity on later generations of people from the region.The researchers collected DNA samples from the inner ear bones ...
By News Staff
6-Foot Rule Does Little To Prevent COVID-19 Exposure
There were a lot of rules introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic that originated during late 2019 in Wuhan, China. Some were pretty Draconian. China welded the homes of people shut and destroyed 16,000 coronavirus samples at the world's largest coronavirus lab nearby.  Some were pointless ...
By Hank Campbell
This Malaria Preventing Mosquito Is Not A GMO But Is A Science Boost For Nature - Will Activists Want To Block It?
Mosquitoes like Aedes aegypti don't have any value ecologically. If Thanos snapped them out of existence tomorrow there is nothing they do that won't immediately be taken up by 3,000 other mosquito species, not to mention 25,000 bee species when it comes to pollination.The only thing they are great ...
By Hank Campbell
Mitochondrial Enzyme DHODH, Ferroptosis, And Maybe A New Cancer Treatment Strategy
Preclinical findings suggest that targeting the mitochondrial enzyme dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH) can restore ferroptosis-driven cell death, pointing to new therapeutic strategies that may be used to induce ferroptosis and inhibit tumor growth.Ferroptosis is a form of controlled cell death ...
By News Staff
Young Women Seem Healthier Than Men, And If They Claim Heart Attack Symptoms That Delays Treatment
Men may be more reluctant to go to a doctor for chest pain but when they get to a care facility, a new analysis finds they get it quicker than women.In this look at the data, all of the patients were younger, from 18-55. Compared with men, women were triaged less urgently, waited longer to ...
By News Staff
Will Some Antibiotics Prevent The Entry Of SARS-CoV-2 Into Cells?
Antibiotics won't help with COVID-19 because the disease is not caused by bacteria but instead a virus. However, a new study finds that some antibiotics can prevent the entry of the SARS-CoV-2 virus into cells. The Drug Design and Molecular Topology Unit group of the University of Valencia found ...
By News Staff
Should The Biden Administration Ban Menthol Cigarettes To Protect Black Americans?
Unidentified sources made their way into the Wall Street Journal a short while ago and by stating that the Biden administration was going to ban menthol cigarettes the article caused tobacco stocks to plummet.FDA has until the end of the month to do what the President wants, it was said.It's entirely ...
By Hank Campbell
CNBC: 'Has The CDC Lost Its Sort Of Lofty Perch And If So How Do You Plan To Get It Back?'
When even CNBC is talking about the writing on the wall for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, they know they are in big trouble.I have been predicting this for years, but most people thought it was funny when I would criticize the CDC for needing an outrageous 6 weeks to tell us there ...
By Hank Campbell
Did Science Just Create The Perfect Lullaby?
Getting kids to go to sleep has long been a challenge for some, and there are beliefs that it got more challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic.Spotify got science and music together (the parts that aren't already together, music is applied math) to create what they are calling the perfect lullaby ...
By Hank Campbell
People Often Choose Partners Similar In Social Status - That May Also Be True For Schizophrenia
A new analysis finds that nearly 50 percent of people who have children with a partner who suffers from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder themselves meet the criteria for a mental disorder. The results stem from The Danish High-Risk and Resilience Study, a nationwide, representative group ...
By News Staff
Latte Nonsense: No, Your Genes Do Not Tell You How Much Coffee To Drink
When 23andMe was in its most ridiculous phase of existence, the co-founder was telling FDA to talk to the hand while she assumed campaign donations to members of Congress would exempt them from being told to stop lying about their tests allowing consumers to “take steps toward mitigating serious ...
By Hank Campbell
Popularity Doesn't Matter: People Are More Persuaded By The Actual Messages In Social Media
If a post is not popular, you will never see it, so views count, but it is the message and not the popularity of it that persuades people, according to a new paper.819 demographically diverse American adults aged 18-35 were shown two YouTube videos either for or against vaping. The pro-vaping videos ...
By News Staff
You Can't Get Into Eleven Madison, Now You Won't Want To Anyway
Epicurious, a food website owned by the billion-dollar Condé Nast group, has stated it will no longer carry recipes that use beef. Because of the environment.An elite Manhattan company plagued by lingering resentment due to its racial discrimination and pay inequity should not be doubling down ...
By Hank Campbell
Acceleron Makes History By Getting FDA's First Notice Of Noncompliance For Not Posting Results To ClinicalTrials.Gov
The ClinicalTrials.gov data bank, managed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Library of Medicine, requires trial sponsors to register applicable clinical trials within 21 days after the first human subject is enrolled and submit certain summary results information for those trials ...
By News Staff
New Social Distancing Guidelines For The Partially Vaccinated
The Six Foot Rule is only a rule in a 'rule of thumb' way; it's okay for an estimate but you use a real ruler to build a house. Analyses instead show that the most important things are a mix of masks and ventilation. What about outdoors where ventilation is terrific? The Centers for ...
By Hank Campbell
Resistance to giving up mask is the new anti-mask.  Indeed, the fact some people think it...  more »
With climate change a constant hot button issue, the rise of any new industry to a massive and...  more »
The CDC has bad news for Purell.“It is possible for people to be infected through contact with...  more »
The current pandemic has changed the way we live our lives. Every aspect of human interaction has...  more »
In 1996 (or thereabouts) the new Meteorology building was opened at the University of Reading....  more »