The Regenerative Ranching Racket
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Six-muon Events Probe Proton Collision Dynamics
The James Webb Space Telescope Reveals The Wonders Of The Universe
The first flurry of images from the James Webb Space Telescope have given the world a glimpse of the birth of the universe. The telescope is a new era in space observation. The project has taken decades to go from idea to space observatory, overcome years of delays, and cost billions of dollars ...
By Mark Pierce
The Magic Dimuon Decay Of B Mesons
To appreciate what B mesons are, and what is the magic of their behaviour, which is the topic of this article, I need to give you a three-paragraph introduction below.At the smallest distance scales, matter is made of quarks and leptons, which we consider as point-like objects endowed with different ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
New Hadrons Decaying Into J/Psi Pairs
Physicists from the CMS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider have used the total data sample of 13 TeV proton-proton collisions collected in the past few years to search for resonant decays of heavy hadrons into pairs of J/Psi mesons, and they found three of them. One of the three new ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Thermocouples And Spectral Emissivity Data For High Temperatures
The Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research recently published a study regarding the relationship between spectral emissivity and the temperatures of three different crystal-bearing basalts. It’s common for scientists to use thermocouples to measure high temperatures in such cases due ...
By Mark Pierce
Lightning, Not Utilities, Are Major Cause Of California Fires
California is primarily a desert and with no way to generate enough of its own electricity, the state must run power lines from other states through dry areas to keep a growing population in air conditioning. When wildfires occur the state routinely blames utilities and since utilities are created ...
By News Staff
The Best Book Of The 21st Century
The book’s reviewers offer no clue that Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future is the most important book published in this century. And it is that. Its fictional form makes climate science and climate remediation readable. It’s scary (pulling no punches about current perils and ...
By Fred Phillips
Environmental Governance
Lately I’ve been thinking and writing about environmental governance. Here’s a summary. It has to do with the consequences of not thinking systemically; combining top-down and bottom-up policies; technology forcing; fairness and the SDGs; and prospects of violence.First, as we know, some people ...
By Fred Phillips
The Incredibly Soft Material In Earth’s Mantle
The theory of plate tectonics explains how major landforms and phenomena such as mountains, volcanoes, and earthquakes, are formed by the subterranean movement of geologic plates. Plate tectonics are also responsible for driving old crust sitting on the margins of oceans down to the earth’s mantle ...
By Mark Pierce
Food Science: New Fix For Nature's Wasting Of Water During Photosynthesis
The researchers confirmed there is a system in place that is working to limit the amount of water being lost from the leaf, but what’s causing it is not settled. They believe that water conduits, called aquaporins, located in the cell membranes are responsible. Researchers from The Australian ...
By News Staff
How Whales Evolved To See In The Deep
Our planet’s origins and its ancient history has fascinated human beings since the dawn of civilization. According to Science Alert, over 35 million years ago, the ancestor of modern cetaceans, i.e. fully aquatic mammals such as whales, dolphins and porpoises, returned to the sea, aided by its ...
By Mark Pierce
Previously Unknown Mechanism In Plant Meiosis Discovered
Cells transform from one type into another and activation of a particular set of genes dictates how cells specialize in performing specific tasks and determines when they divide or when they differentiate. “Now we know that the cell not only contains traditional organelles delineated by ...
By News Staff
Thylakoids May Be A New Way To Optimize Plants For Harsh Growing Conditions
Countries where regressive policies toward science have banned modern technologies like genetic engineering are also overwhelmingly unable to feed themselves. Some European countries not only prevent much of Africa from feeding themselves, they ban imports by former colonies that don't do as they ...
By News Staff
Vaping Isn't A Gateway To Smoking But Marijuana May Be A Gateway To Vaping
WNBA star Brittney Griner is in a Russian jail because the laws of the country you enter no matter what country you live in. A visitor to the US with banned substances is going to jail the same way. Yet to many Americans, what she had is no problem. She was not smuggling drugs, she had cannabis ...
By News Staff
Gene Mutations In Retinal Lesions From Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy Found
Multimodal adaptive optics imaging has revealed photoreceptor and retinal pigment epithelium relationships in eyes with vitelliform macular dystrophy. Vitelliform macular dystrophy (VMD) is an inherited genetic disease that causes progressive vision loss through degeneration of the light-sensing ...
By News Staff
Middle-Aged Women Are More Likely To Embrace Alternatives To Medicine, But Don't Tell Their Doctors
If you want to find the demographic that most likely thinks chiropractors, massages, meditation, and yoga are medicine, find middle-aged women in a rich country. They just don't mention it to their doctors, even though physicians ask what else they are doing or taking, including things like ...
By Hank Campbell
Survey Results Show That For Many, Vaping Was A Fad And Not An Addiction
Vaping devices, e.g. the unfortunately named e-cigarettes, were a valuable tool for smoking cessation and harm reduction, with better results in ending smoking than nicotine patches and gums.Then suddenly they were everywhere, a market so large that a tobacco company whose primary business was ...
By Hank Campbell
Put Down Your Phone And Let Your Mind Wander
In the modern era, people are rarely not busy. When we have a free moment we are reading on a cell phone or playing a game.There are even jokes about someone sitting in a coffee shop and seeming bizarre because they just enjoy a coffee. Six experiments with a total of 259 participants show ...
By News Staff
Many Young Scientists Want To Publish Open Access, They Just Don't Want To Pay For It
Few researchers would commit half of each day to science if they were doing it for free but they are no different than other occupations in believing that economic necessity is a bubble surrounding...themselves.(1)Publishing is not exempt from the double standard. Two generations ago being "peer ...
By Hank Campbell
By Engaging In Politicization Of Science, The Biden Administration Will Make Food Even More Expensive
In today's Washington Examiner, I detail how the Biden administration did an end-run around their own scientists - and what that will do to the price of food.  How ridiculous is the new level imposed on a popular weedkiller for America's most important crop? It is equivalent to government ...
By Hank Campbell
If You Don't Get A Third COVID-19 Shot, Are You A Narcissist?
One thing that must annoy psychiatrists is that everyone will try to claim expertise in their field if they want to make a political point - in the case of a recent paper it is literally humanities scholars who want more mask and vaccine mandates.To achieve that, and despite having nothing we might ...
By Hank Campbell
About Taiwan
“We got rich fast here,” a man in Beijing told me, “and we’re fast getting richer. Those lazy Taiwanese aren’t getting richer at all.” It is fashionable on the mainland to diss Taiwan, but – as I was too polite to inform my interlocutor – Taiwan residents have created a fine civil ...
By Fred Phillips
Co-Embodiment: Two People Control Two Limbs
A new study may improve the sense of embodiment when using autonomous prosthetic limbs. The work had left and right limbs are controlled by two people simultaneously and revealed that the visual information necessary to predict the partner’s intentions behind limb movements can significantly ...
By News Staff
Morti The Robot Dog: Like A Newborn Animal, It Can't Walk Right Away - But An Hour Later It Did
Nature is out to kill everything so a newborn animal must learn to walk on its legs as fast as possible to avoid predators. Learning the precise coordination of leg muscles and tendons takes some time and initially baby animals rely heavily on hard-wired spinal cord reflexes. More advanced and ...
By News Staff
There's A Gender Pay Gap But It's Smaller In Occupations Dominated By Men
The wage gap between genders has always had some cultural traction but there were also always odd pockets where it was worse - including what you wouldn't have expected. Environmental groups had far more women but the wage gap between what they paid men and women was alarming compared to engineering ...
By Hank Campbell
Without bringing up anything else Matt Walsh has talked about lately anyone around his age would...  more »
Now and then I find the time to write music for piano. It is a compelling, satisfying activity...  more »
Veritasium has come in for quite a bit of stick recently over his videos on electricity. However...  more »
One of the constant things that one encounters in the world of science is idealization. Nevis Laboratories...  more »
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