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Today I am giving the opening speech at a workshop with the same title of this post. The workshop takes place at the Center for Particle Physics and Phenomenology of Université catholique de Louvain, in Belgium, and it is in a mixed formula - we will have 33 in-person attendees and 72 more attending ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Compact Speakers Can Be Better Than Ever, Thanks To Controlled Destruction Of Sound
Devices we watch and listen on are smaller than ever, which means speakers for sound are as well. In the past, it was difficult to get quality sound from small parts because sound is still analog when it gets to us, and that takes surface area. Like synthetic grape flavor, using one important ...
By Hank Campbell
Louisiana Has Important Things To Worry About, Lawyers Shouldn't Invent A 'Cancer Alley' To Pile On
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the American public fell back in love with science. In the first 19 years of this century, Californians denied vaccines to such an extent a law had to be passed to prevent coastal parents from creating a Whooping Cough pandemic. Every building had cancer warnings somewhere ...
By Hank Campbell
Just Because We've Only Detected One Doesn't Mean Rogue Interstellar Objects Are Rare
In 2019, astronomers spotted a snowball in space moving at over 110,000 miles per hour. They quickly realized they had never seen it before. It was not even from our solar system.Now named Borisov, it was the first interstellar comet ever detected by humans. That doesn't make it rare.A new ...
By News Staff
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
Lots Claim On Surveys That They'll Help Fight Climate Change - But Surveys Are Not Behavior
Before COVID-19, it was a large number of Democrats and a tiny number of Republicans who distrusted vaccines, believing something like that they caused autism, or that FDA was in cahoots with Big Pharma, or some weird supplement was just as good as medicine.(1)While on surveys they all claimed ...
By Hank Campbell
California Hurt Themselves With Solar Power The Way Sri Lanka Did With Organic Food
Just a few weeks ago, Sri Lanka underwent a meltdown. The price of food had skyrocketed and it was all because instead of believing scientists they believed Russia or Pesticide Action Network or whoever claims the organic process "is ready" to feed everyone and switched. After a whole lot ...
By Hank Campbell
Activists Who Spent 40 Years Blocking Water Projects Now Say They're Unneeded Or They'd Have Been Built
In the midst of wildfires that occur with more severity because environmentalists block responsible logging and tree management in California, environmentalists who have blocked water infrastructure now say we don't need the infrastructure voters passed into law...or it would already have been ...
By Hank Campbell
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
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
Activist Reasons To Ban Pesticides Are Eerily Like Anti-Vax Claims
Imagine I mention that a small group of people not only distrust science and technology despite thorough testing by government scientists, they don’t trust it because it was tested by the government. They are willing to put everyone else at risk because they believe government is colluding with ...
By Hank Campbell
Coconut Products Are A Huge Fad But Trees Are Slow To Grow - Science Will Fix That
The coconut is the sixth most cultivated fruit on earth and thanks to fads around things like coconut oil and water, demand continues to rise. Growing products that rich people want is great for developing nations but they face challenges. Trees grow slowly and natural plagues Lethal Yellowing ...
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
Perhaps Age Matters More Than Genetics In Risk Of Illness As We Get Older
How powerful are the genes that make up our bodies? The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research notes that as many as half of our traits may be inherited from our genes. Additionally, those double-helix DNA strands are responsible for all the proteins that are necessary for life. However ...
By Maya Chowdhury
Can The Aidan Tree Be An Epilepsy Treatment?
Epilepsy is a brain disorder that arises from imbalances of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. This disorder manifests as recurring seizure, unconsciousness and momentary loss of memory. These events are frequent and unpredictable. This is because the brain cells called neurons either overwork ...
By The Conversation
Garcinia Cambogia And Green Tea Linked To Liver Injury
Dietary supplements containing Garcinia cambogia extract and green tea can cause similar liver, finds an analysis of the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network.G. cambogia, alone or with green tea, are touted by companies who sell alternatives to medicine and bought by people who believe in them, commonly ...
By News Staff
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
People Who Who Say They Trust Science More Are Also More Likely To Promote False Science-y Sounding Claims
A short while ago a prominent physicist made the offhand claim that bees were dying because of a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids - seed treatments that protect plants from pests at their most vulnerable stage and result in far less chemical use than mass spraying. It's not true, and bees ...
By Hank Campbell
Conservatives' Understanding Of Climate Science Is More In Line With Climate Scientists Than Liberals'
Americans are inherently skeptical, and American adults lead the world in science literacy, so those two things combine to show up in debates about climate change and other sciences.  When you are literate and skeptical it is easy to know just enough to be wrong, when it comes to climate ...
By Hank Campbell
10,000 Steps Or Intense Workouts? This Is What Works Better
Exercise is healthy. That is common knowledge. But just how rigorous should that exercise be in order to really impact a person’s fitness level? And, if you sit all day at a desk, but still manage to get out and exercise, does that negate your six, seven, or eight hours of sedentary behavior ...
By News Staff
Known Flaws In Ivermectin Meta-Analyses Are Bad News For Environmental Activists, Who Have Exploited These For Years
If a group of astrologers all write papers endorsing astrology and then another astrologer comes along and does a meta-analysis of those, they can conclude authoritatively that astrology works. As a smart reader, you know it's nonsense, but if you are selling astrology services, you either set ...
By Hank Campbell
MRNA Vaccines Won’t Replace All Current Ones - Here's Why
The rapid development of effective mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 has led some observers to suggest that mRNA will push other types of vaccines out of the market completely in the near future. But is that desirable? Is it even possible?To talk about the future of the vaccine industry, we reached out ...
By News Staff
Toxic Campus Culture: A Call To End Orientation Week At Universities
Fear and frustration hang over London, Ont., where many people are discussing four formal allegations of sexual violence reported to Western University and sharing unconfirmed rumours about wider sexual assaults. Members of the Western community say they feel unsafe, especially young women and ...
By The Conversation
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