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Goodbye Peter Higgs, And Thanks For The Boson
Peter Higgs passed away yesterday, at the age of 94. The scottish physicist, a winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics together with Francois Englert, hypothesized in 1964 the existence of the most mysterious elementary particle we know of, the Higgs boson, which was only discovered 48 years ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
On The Utility Function Of Future Experiments
At a recent meeting of the board of editors of a journal I am an editor of, it was decided to produce a special issue (to commemorate an important anniversary). As I liked the idea I got carried away a bit, and proposed to write an article for it. In general, writing a scientific article is ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Did Environmental Working Group Manufacture A Study Just To Sue Quaker Oats?
On February 15th, the litigation outfit known as Environmental Working Group, most famous for using public USDA data (although excluding pesticides from the organic food companies which fund them) to compile a 'Dirty Dozen list' of foods which contain pesticide residues (100 percent of them) but ...
By Hank Campbell
A New Free Tool For The Optimization Of Muon Tomography
Muon tomography is one of the most important spinoffs of fundamental research with particle detectors -if not the most important. It was realized already some sixty years ago that muons produced in the upper atmosphere by energetic cosmic radiation (protons or light nuclei) constituted a very ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
If You Care About Emissions, Rethink Urban Agriculture
Urban/local/small ag is a feel-good fallacy. There is nothing wrong with wishful thinking and aspirations, we all have harmless beliefs that get into our brains. Some home ag is clearly ridiculous - a $150 machine to grow $0.25 worth of herbs is a gimmick for the rich - but mostly it's good, slow ...
By Hank Campbell
Zenaspis: Lower Devonian Bony Fish Of Podolia, Ukraine
A Devonian bony fish mortality plate showing a lower shield of Zenaspis podolica (Lankester, 1869) from Lower Devonian deposits of Podolia, Ukraine.While war rages on in the Ukraine, our hearts go out to those who live and work here contributing much to our understanding of Podolia, a historic ...
By Heidi Henderson
Fossils, Limestone And Salt: Hallstatt
The Hallstatt Limestone is the world's richest Triassic ammonite unit, yielding specimens of more than 500 ammonite species.Along with diversified cephalopod fauna  — orthoceratids, nautiloids, ammonoids — we also see gastropods, bivalves, especially the late Triassic pteriid bivalve Halobia ...
By Heidi Henderson
Driftwood Canyon Fossil Beds
Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park covers 23 hectares of the Bulkley River Valley, on the east side of Driftwood Creek, a tributary of the Bulkley River, 10 km northeast of the town of Smithers in northern British Columbia. The parklands are part of the asserted traditional territory of the ...
By Heidi Henderson
Life May Be Found In Sea Spray Of Moons Orbiting Saturn Or Jupiter Next Year
Life may be detected in a single ice grain containing one bacterial cell or portions of a cell which means it could be found in the frozen sea spray from the moons orbiting Saturn or Jupiter.Finding that will take is a mass spectrometer onboard a spacecraft, and that will happen when the Europa ...
By News Staff
Mouse Study Correlates Diabetes To Alzheimer’s
A recent study in mice suggests the the liver is key in a molecular link that may also cause humans with diabetes to develop Alzheimer’s disease.Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes is overwhelmingly in obese people so if the findings in mice ever apply to humans the prevention of Alzheimer’s ...
By News Staff
Why Some Female Whales Live So Long: Menopause
Humans and five whale species are the only mammals known to go through menopause. Why is unclear but a new study sought answers.Scientists found that females of short-finned pilot whales, false killer whales, killer whales, narwhals and beluga whales and experience menopause live around 40 years ...
By News Staff
1 In 10 Pregnant Women Who Get COVID-19 May Get A Long Covid Diagnosis
Any long-term effects of COVID-19, which originated in China and became the third coronavirus pandemic of the century, in the general adult population remain unclear. Some clearly have it while others are told it as an undefined blanket term, like fibromyalgia or chronic lyme disease.A new paper ...
By News Staff
Study: Caloric Restriction In Humans And Aging
In mice, caloric restriction has been found to increase aging but obviously mice are not little people, and mice are weaned on a starvation diet. That cannot and will never happen in humans. Yet  restricting calories even by 20 percent has been shown to promote longer life in animal models ...
By News Staff
Type 2 Diabetes Medication Tirzepatide May Help Obese Type 1 Diabetics Also
Tirzepatide facilitates weight loss in obese people with type 2 diabetes and therefore improves glucose control and also results in improved cardiovascular disease outcomes.A recent analysis compared a group of adults with type 1 diabetes who were prescribed tirzepatide (off-label) to a ...
By News Staff
Women Could Cut Cervical Cancer Cases Doing This One Thing
Given that most adult women did not have access to the HPV vaccine in youth, the clinical burden of cervical cancer in the United States has not yet declined.  Women still get tested and a few thousand still die each year. The authors believe that the increase in saved life-years has ...
By News Staff
It's About Calories, So Kimchi Is Not A Weight Loss Superfood - But You May Eat Less
Fermented foods have become popular in recent years, partly due to their perceived health benefits.For instance, there is some evidence eating or drinking fermented foods can improve blood glucose control in people with diabetes. They can lower blood lipid (fats) levels and blood pressure in people ...
By The Conversation
If You Care About Earth Day, Stop Buying Organic, Fair Trade And Other Junk Stickers On Products
As Lenin's Birthday Earth Day approaches, all of media are pillaged by public relations flaks being paid by 'green' companies who are using capitalism to promote their financial form of environmental socialism.One thing they have in common; they claim whatever they are selling is more ethical than ...
By Hank Campbell
Can World Hunger Ever Be Eliminated? Not Using Europe Or The UN
Wealthy countries with natural 'breadbaskets' - places where it is easy to grow food - have so much abundance they can put special labels like 'organic' on tens of thousands of products and charge more and people will spend $100 billion on them.Other countries need science, yet it is often the ...
By Hank Campbell
Misinformation Scholarship Is Not New, It Just Got More Attention When The Right Did It
Misinformation scholarship is not new, it just got more attention due to Brexit and Trump - and that's due to the left finally focusing on an issue when it's happening on the other side.Prior to 2021 there was little concern among the left about the anti-vax movement - because it was dominated ...
By Hank Campbell
Science Podcast Or Perish?
When we created the Science 2.0 movement, it quickly caught cultural fire. Blogging became the thing to do, to such an extent that corporate media entered with contracts for scientists while outlets like the BBC began to explore publishing user-generated content.Social media filled the void when ...
By News Staff
If A Weedkiller Turned You Gay, We'd Like To Interview You
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is a lawyer who leveraged a name that was essentially beatified by Democrats into a lucrative career trying to promote corporate conspiracies about cell phones (cancer!), GMOs (cancer!) and vaccines(everything else!) and he had some success.Thanks to his efforts raising money ...
By Hank Campbell
Black Mental Health Is Basically Ignored By AI Models
Large Language Models, colloquially called Artificial Intelligence by companies selling rebranded autocomplete tools to other companies and the public, can automate a lot of entry-level projects but when it comes to anything more complex the flaws are quickly seen.When Black people using social ...
By Hank Campbell
Plank It: Meta-Analysis Shows Isometric Exercises Help Lower Blood Pressure The Most, By A Lot
Risk factors like salt and sugar intake and high blood pressure for heart attacks and disease need constant rethink if they are going to be more than folk wisdom.Low-salt and sugar-free have too many vested interests to get critical thinking on how valid population-level statistics are for individuals ...
By Hank Campbell
Correlation: Sitting Is Bad For Your Health And Exercise Won't Help
Advances in technology in recent decades have obviated the need and desire for humans to move. Many of the world’s population sit for long periods throughout the day, whether in front of a computer at work or in front of a TV at home. Given that the human body is made to move, all this sitting ...
By The Conversation
Sheer beauty — a beautiful Euhoplites ammonite from Folkstone, UK. These lovelies have a pleasing...  more »
Avi Loeb he prolific Harvard astrophysicist, dances on the edge of cosmic controversy. His research...  more »
March is here, and with it begins a season of intense travel for me - something which for some...  more »
This plant above is what is regarded as a typical fern. However, a quite different looking type...  more »
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