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The Plot Of The Week - Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay At Reach
The most recent preprint in the ArXiv this evening is an APPEC report on the neutrinoless double beta decay. This is the thick result of a survey of the state of the art in the search for a very (very) rare subnuclear process, which can shed light on the nature of the mass hierarchy of neutrinos ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Here Are The Chemicals The Organic Industry Exempts For Organic Food In 2019
The organic food industry, even large players like Whole Foods, created a disturbing trend; lying to customers about whether or not organic food uses pesticides or chemicals.In reality, organic food is covered in pesticides. If they were not, instead of only being an average of 13 percent more ...
By Hank Campbell
The Chemicals In Placebos Matter Too
Placebo controls are a gold standard against which new treatments are often measured. If a new treatment consistently proves to be better than a placebo and safe, it can be marketed, sold and prescribed. Otherwise, it can’t – or at least shouldn’t. The problem is that, as our latest study ...
By The Conversation
The Plot Of The Week: New Limits On Higgs Decays To Electrons
This week's Plot relates to the search of rare decays of the Higgs boson, through the analysis of the large amounts of proton-proton collision data produced by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN's marvelous 27km particle accelerator. The ATLAS collaboration, which is one of the four main scientific ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Twitter Panic Over 5 Square Meters Of Bubbling Methane - Natural Arctic Methane Increase Is Comparable To Human Emissions
We often get scary stories saying that Arctic methane emissions are increasing. Recently many are panicking about a story in NewsWeek which has been widely retweeted. When you drill down to the details is about a tiny patch of Arctic methane bubbles in the sea, four or five square meters in area ...
By Robert Walker
The Alarming Decline In Avian Wildlife
     Habitat loss, climate change, unregulated harvest and pollution have all contributed to severe ecological challenges encompassing countless species around the world. The inordinate focus on species extinction has, ironically, led to an under appreciation of the environmental ...
By Scott Beers
Does Bernie Sanders $16 Trillion Green New Deal Pay For Itself?
As young children worldwide protest over climate change, I thought I'd do a post about Bernie Sanders' Green Climate Change plan. (click to watch on Youtube) Bernie Sanders' idea is one of many ideas but one of the ones that promises the most radical action most quickly. He plans to spend ...
By Robert Walker
No We Do Not Risk Birds Vanishing From The US Skies - And Have We Really Lost 3 Billion Birds Since 1970?
This is another study that has hit the news, this time scaring people with the idea that the whole of the US may lose all its birds rapidly in the near future. Short summary - studies like this are hard to do and the 3 billion figure should be treated cautiously - there can be observer effects ...
By Robert Walker
Wrangel Island And The Last Of The Woolly Mammoths In 2,000 BC
Global warming did once kill off a once-common species, but it was the transition from the last Ice Age to the current warming period, starting 15,000 years ago.That well-known species was the woolly mammoth but it managed to hang on until 2,000 B.C. Its last known habitat was Wrangel Island in ...
By News Staff
Bee Colony Collapse Disorder Was Caused By Varroa Mites - These Scientists Are Helping Find A Biological Solution
A decade ago there was concern about a mass die-off of bees, and while they rebounded nicely, it shone a light on a problem that has occurred since recordkeeping of bees first began over a thousand years ago. Mass die-offs are common.While it was once believed to be just random bad luck, and modern ...
By News Staff
Alcohol Is Fertility Statistical Magic - But Not In The Way You Think
A new review of other papers claims that unless women stopped drinking alcohol a year prior to conception they probably gave their kids future congenital heart disease.The authors are not kidding. And binge drinking was correlated to 52 percent higher birth defects for males.  The confounders ...
By Hank Campbell
We're All Mutants, But You'll Never Be In The X-Men
Everyone is a mutant but some are prone to diverge more than others. The difference is largely based on two influences. One is the age of a child's parents. A child born to a father who is 35 years old will likely have more mutations than a sibling born to the same father at 25. The second ...
By News Staff
Reyvow (Lasmiditan) For Migraine Headaches Gets FDA Approval
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Eli Lilly and Company's Reyvow (lasmiditan) tablets for acute treatment of migraine headaches in adults. Though used colloquially by everyone who feels like their headache is bad, a clinical migraine is an intense throbbing or pulsing pain in one ...
By News Staff
Glaring Deficiencies In Berg Et Al. Paper Linking Pesticides To Heart Disease
Google News was awash in suggestive headlines last week following the publication of a new paper purporting to show a link between occupational pesticide exposure and increased cardiovascular disease risk. The American Heart Association (AHA), which published the study, told its Newsroom readers ...
By Geoffrey Kabat
Prebiotics Do More Harm Than Good
Though prebiotics are a fad outside the chemotherapy sector, there is little evidence they do anything positive or negative in humans. Except in horses, where they seem to do something negative.Before they can reach the intestines, commercially available supplements partially break down in ...
By News Staff
The War On Red Meat Is Coming To A Close
A few years ago, France's International Agency for Research on Cancer, a United Nations body with a checkered scientific and ethical history, used statistics to suggest that red meat was bad for health. It was easy. All they had to do was gather together studies that used rows of foods to meet ...
By Hank Campbell
Environmental Scientists Need Better Emotional Support, Argue Marine Biologists
The belief that scientists should be dispassionate observers and neutral resources for the public good is dangerously misguided, argue marine biologists in a Science letter. Environmentalists feel pain when they see destruction of nature and should be allowed to cry, write Gordon, Radford ...
By News Staff
'Le Roman De La Rose': 1280 AD Manuscript Was Part 'Twilight', Part '50 Shades Of Grey'
"Le Roman de la Rose" (The Romance of the Rose) was started in 1230 and completed around 1280. It is a medieval French poem styled as an allegorical dream vision and some parts that were later removed are quite steamy.Its 22,000 lines describe the attempts of a courtier to woo his beloved. It was ...
By News Staff
People Eat More With Friends And Family - Here's Why
People eat more with friends and family than when dining alone and evolutionary psychologists have defied Occam's razor and come up with an unnecessarily complex explanation for why, speculation that it could be an ancient throwback to our early ancestors' approach to survival.Ancient ...
By News Staff
Ideal Housewife Imagery Disappeared In The 21st Century - Until Paid Influencers Brought It Back
The imagery of the ideal housewife was just what it reads like, a convention fabricated by male-dominated urban advertising executives to sell stuff.Because it was an ideal, some women adopted it, and some men wanted it, and therefore it grew, but it largely faded away as culture wised up to claims ...
By News Staff
Killer Robots, Mass Unemployment - No One Talks About How AI Systems Reinforce Cultural Bias
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already re-configuring the world in conspicuous ways. Data drives our global digital ecosystem, and AI technologies reveal patterns in data. Smartphones, smart homes, and smart cities influence how we live and interact, and AI systems are increasingly involved in ...
By The Conversation
The Secret To Great Volleyball Is Sneaky Float Serves, Finds Aerodynamic Analysis
Wind tunnel experiments to determine the role of asymmetry caused by the orientation of a volleyball on its aerodynamic characteristics found that it would be easy to make a volleyball more predictable; with a hexagonal or dimpled pattern instead of six panels, each made with three parallel rectangular ...
By News Staff
In Car Crash Scenarios, Self-Driving Cars Will Put The Many Ahead Of The Few
Self-driving cars are the future. Some day our grandchildren will look back on today and be baffled that we ever debated about whether or not to save hundreds of thousands of lives per year.Yet crashes will still happen, and there is a debate about how those will be handled. Right now, automobile ...
By News Staff
Non-GMO Project Is What Made Fraudulent Food Claims The Norm
Once upon a time a food company spent years in court defending itself against a government lawsuit about a marketing claim on their package that looked misleading. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission told Kraft they could not advertise that their cheese "singles" contained 5 ounces of milk because ...
By Hank Campbell
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