Is It Immoral To Oppose The Use Of Pesticides?
The Pharaoh, The Suburb, And Mathematics.
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Machine Learning For Jets: A Workshop In New York
The third "Machine Learning for Jets" workshop is ongoing these days at the Kimmel centre of New York University, a nice venue overlooking Washington Square park in downtown Manhattan. I came to attend it and remain up-to-date with the most advanced new algorithms that are been used for research ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Is The Red Giant Betelgeuse About To Explode?
Every season has its characteristic star constellations in the night sky. Orion – one of the most recognizable – is distinctly visible on crisp, clear winter nights in the northern hemisphere. The constellation is easy to spot even in light-polluted cities, with its bright stars representing ...
By The Conversation
Majorana Fermion: We Found The God Particle, Why Is The 'Angel Particle' Still Missing?
Majorana fermions, particles that act as their own antiparticle and were first hypothesized by Italian physicist Ettore Majorana in 1937, have not been detected after all.A 2017 report of the discovery of a particular kind of Majorana fermion, the chiral Majorana fermion, was a false alarm, finds ...
By News Staff
It's The Calories In Pizza That Will Make You Fat, Not The Box: Congress Wants To Ban The Box
A few years ago I sent an employee to a debate to argue over what was more harmful for your body, the pizza or the pizza box.I am not kidding. A subset of activists absolutely says with straight faces that a trace chemical in a box is more harmful than getting fat. And now they have gotten Democrats ...
By Hank Campbell
Microsoft Made-Up Math: They'll Become Carbon Neutral Using Electric Cars And Charging Themselves Carbon Taxes
Microsoft, Google, and Amazon are trying to out-compete each other in ways to wrap themselves in the flag of environmental sustainability, but some of the ways they want to do it are laughable. Amazon's Jeff Bezos wants to do his part to stop global warming and his plan is running a million small ...
By Hank Campbell
How Restricting Legal Trade In Endangered Species Backfires
Every year humans buy and sell hundreds of millions of wild animals and plants around the world. Much of this commerce is legal, but illegal trade and over-harvesting have driven many species toward extinction.One common response is to adopt bans on trading in threatened or endangered species. ...
By The Conversation
Solar Power Is A Manifestation Of Income Inequality, Solar Geoengineering May Instead Fix It
Solar panel proponents rave about their solar energy. They tout how low their electricity bills are, that the utility is forced to buy energy from them at the same price they sell it, and that they are helping the planet.The problem is that solar panels are subsidized by poor people who can't afford ...
By News Staff
What Is Stevia And What Is The Science Behind It?
Stevia rebaudiana is part of the sunflower family (Asteraceae), like the daisy. It is native to Brazil and Paraguay, where the local populations have used it as a sweetener for as long as written records have been kept. After its scientific "discovery" by Europeans in the late 1800s, it became ...
By News Staff
Is Tamiflu Part Of A $1.5 Billion Fraud?
Oseltamivir, which goes by the brand name Tamiflu and is sold by Hoffmann-La Roche, has long claimed to shorten the duration of flu severity, to skepticism and sometimes even derision from the evidence-based science community.A recently unsealed whistleblower lawsuit claims the company bilked U ...
By News Staff
BCG: New Life For The 99-Year-Old Tuberculosis Vaccine?
After Robert Koch first separated Mycobacterium bovis from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and seeing the success of vaccination in preventing smallpox, scientists believed that infection with bovine tuberculosis might protect against human tuberculosis. It wasn't a linear path but after a lot of trial ...
By News Staff
Plantng Forests Sucks Rivers Dry - And They Never Recover
Microsoft has declared they will become carbon neutral regarding their energy usage by 2030. While their details were sparse, they included electric cars, which still create emissions because 81 percent of electricity is generated using fossil fuels, and charging themselves an internal carbon tax ...
By News Staff
Release The Kraken Genome!
Sailors have told tales of giant tentacled sea monsters for millennia. In ancient times, it was the Kraken. In more recent work, Jules Verne delighted and terrified the public while reading 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.The monstrous Architeuthis dux, the giant squid, must have been terrifying to ...
By News Staff
Tepezza For Thyroid Eye Disease Gets FDA Approval
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Horizon Therapeutics Ireland DAC approval for teprotumumab-trbw as treatment in adults with thyroid eye disease, a rare condition where the muscles and fatty tissues behind the eye become inflamed, causing the eyes to be pushed forward and ...
By News Staff
Drinking Deaths Doubled? No, Alcohol Is Just Taking The Place Of Smoking In Broad 'Contributing' Claims
About 300 year die each year due to heat, but if you look at the statistics of heat deaths another 300 list heat as a "contributing" cause, which means something else killed them but heat may have made the thing that caused the death more likely.Though a 100 percent increase seems odd, that heat ...
By Hank Campbell
Braille Math And Science Textbooks Feel Good - Now They Can Be Far Less Expensive
Since math is a language, there is no reason blind people can't learn it, but math and science textbooks in Braille require an enormous effort to produce. That means much higher cost for a small market, which means it can only be done by nonprofits on one economic end of the scale, or wealthy ...
By News Staff
Be Wary Of Probiotic Health Claims In Media - That Means Be Wary Of Health Journalism
There is no question that our microbiome is important to health, but just like science behind mitochondrial function inside cells set off an antioxidant craze in the 1970s, all of the applied health claims about probiotics in the 2000s are nonsense. If you enjoy the taste of expensive yogurt buy ...
By Hank Campbell
A Speculation On The Evolution Of Science
“Terror is the normal state of any oral society, for in it everything affects everything all the time.” – Marshall McLuhan* The famous media scholar’s statement about preliterate societies seems to apply also to our society today, in which the word “terror” appears in the news daily ...
By Fred Phillips
Why There Are Seven Days In A Week
Waiting for the weekend can often seem unbearable, a whole seven days between Saturdays. Having seven days in a week has been the case for a very long time, and so people don’t often stop to ask why. Most of our time reckoning is due to the movements of the planets, Moon and stars. Our day is ...
By The Conversation
True Health Initiative: How Epidemiologists Walter Willett And Frank Hu Use Targeted Harassment To Prevent Criticism
The True Health Initiative (THI) describes itself as a nonprofit devoted to “fighting fake facts and combating false doubts to create a world free of preventable diseases, using the time-honored, evidence-based, fundamentals of lifestyle and medicine.” That sounds like a terrific place ...
By Hank Campbell
Spurious Thinking: Why You're More Susceptible To Misinformation Than You Think
Online misinformation works, or so it would seem. One of the more interesting statistics from the 2019 UK general election was that 88% of advertisements posted on social media by the Conservative Party pushed figures that had already been deemed misleading by the UK’s leading fact-checking organization ...
By The Conversation
A Mathematical Model To Describe Religious Beliefs
I recently presented a mathematical model to describe the evolution of the Holy Trinity from a system formed with differential equations that correspond to the God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Thanks to this, it was possible to obtain an analytical solution of time, and it ...
By Raul Isea
Stanford SS Is Hosting Vandana Shiva Today - And The Science Community Should Be Angry
Would any school with a medical program be happy about a paid talk by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. so he could rail against vaccines, claiming that a world of preventable diseases made humanity stronger by culling the weak? Would doctors be happy if a school organization devoted to fighting climate change ...
By Hank Campbell
Almost 90% Of Parents Say Kids Spend Too Much Time Gaming
A new survey found that 86 percent of parents believe teens spend too much time gaming. The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. also finds differences in gender. Twice as many parents say their teen boy plays video games every day compared to parents of teen girls ...
By News Staff
When An App Can Predict Your Life Expectancy, Do You Want To Know?
When will I die?This question has endured across cultures and civilisations. It has given rise to a plethora of religions and spiritual paths over thousands of years, and more recently, some highly amusing apps. But this question now prompts a different response, as technology slowly brings us ...
By The Conversation
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