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1990 MU & 1998 OR2 Are NOT Planet Killers, Can't Even Hit - Asteroid Warning Absurdities In Daily Express / Business Insider
Another two harmless asteroids being shared in the sensationalist press. I am getting PM's from some really scared people about these. These two asteroids not only are harmless, they never were even considered for the Sentry table. And no they are not planet killers. They are not big enough ...
By Robert Walker
Jupiter's Gravitational Mystery May Have Been Caused By Collision With Another Planet
The Juno mission, designed to help scientists better understand Jupiter's origin and evolution, was launched in 2011 to map its gravitational and magnetic fields and probe the planet's deep, internal structure.It's found some mysterious gravitational readings which experts infer mean Jupiter's ...
By News Staff
The Terrascope - Using Earth As A Lens
Ever since telescopes were first invented, by some dutch lens grinder in the late XVIth century, and then demonstrated to be invaluable tools for investigating the cosmos around us by Galileo Galilei in the early 1600s, there has been a considerable, steady effort to construct bigger and better ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
My Take On The Breakthrough Prizes
I'll admit, I wanted to rather title this post "Billionaire Awards Prizes To Failed Theories", just for the sake of being flippant. But in any joke there is a little bit of truth, as I wish to discuss below.The (not-so-anymore) news is that the "Special Breakthrough prize" in fundamental physics ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Rising Water Stress Slowed Down RATE Of Increase In Greening - World Still Greening Fast
This is an interesting paper but it’s been misreported widely. Over the last decade the world has continued to get greener almost everywhere, because of the CO2 fertilization effect, lengthening growing seasons in northern latitudes and human initiatives to improve agricultural yields, restore ...
By Robert Walker
The Amount Of Water Injected In Conventional Oil And Gas Production Exceeds Fracking By 10X
High-volume hydraulic fracturing, colloquially called fracking, injects water, sand and chemicals under high pressure into petroleum-bearing rock formations to recover previously inaccessible oil and natural gas. While it was experimented with since the 1940s, it only became viable in the 1990s ...
By News Staff
North Sea Dogger Bank Wind Turbine Project Could Supply More Power To The EU By 2045 Than Coal Does Now
This is a plan for a wind turbine hub in the North Sea on Dogger Bank, that could up to 180GW by 2045 in time to help Europe achieve net zero emissions. The “Dogger Bank”, is the sunken Doggerland, a region of the North Sea that used to be above the sea in the last ice age. It is ...
By Robert Walker
Anti-Fracking Ecologist Robert Howarth Is Back With A New Cosmic Claim About Methane
If you are worried about climate change and don't embrace natural gas as a bridge to whatever energy wins the future - solar, hydrogen, nuclear - you don't understand energy density and emissions.A new paper by Cornell anti-fracking marine ecologist Robert Howarth (funded by the anti-fracking Park ...
By Hank Campbell
We Can't Live On Food That Is Hundreds Of Years Old But Microbes Can
Microbial communities living in deep aquatic sediments have adapted to survive on really old food, according to a new study.Learning how these microorganisms function on old, poor-quality food at a very slow pace could have future uses in biomedical applications such as a technology that could ...
By News Staff
Pig Paradox: Hogs Were Domesticated In The Near East So Should Genetically Resemble Near Eastern Wild Boar. They Do Not.
Ancient pigs went through a complete genomic turnover after they arrived in Europe, according to a new study. They were domesticated in the Near East and logically would genetically resemble the Near East wild boar from which they derived, but they do not. Instead, they resemble European wild boar ...
By News Staff
Raw Milk Is Illegal In Australia But Unpasteurized Milk Is Now For Sale
Raw dairy is diarrhea and vomiting waiting to happen, there is a reason heat pasteurization is credited with saving a billion lives, but a company in Australia has used a legal loophole to milk raw believers into buying their un-pasteurized product.They can do a wink-wink at the raw milk market ...
By Hank Campbell
Heracles Inexpectatus - The World's Largest Parrot Has Been Discovered
Palaeontologists have discovered the world's largest parrot, standing up to 1m tall with a massive beak able to crack most food sources, and given it the name Heracles inexpectatus to reflect its Herculean myth-like size and strength and the unexpected nature of the discovery.Being a giant in a ...
By News Staff
Out Of Bleach But Want Something To Drink? Have Miracle Mineral Solution Instead
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is again warning consumers not to purchase, much less drink, a supplement drink sold as a medical treatment that goes by all kinds of interesting names, from Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, Miracle Mineral Supplement, MMS, Chlorine Dioxide (CD) Protocol ...
By News Staff
FDG PET-CT In Clinical Decision-Making
Researchers have published the results of the largest prospective multicenter trial conducted of FDG-PET/CT in head and neck cancer, providing data on clinical decision-making.The non-randomized phase two trial, ACRIN 6685, followed 287 patients with newly diagnosed stage T2 to T4 disease, all ...
By Heidi Henderson
Nerve Cell Breakthrough In Treatment Of Restless Legs Syndrome
Restless Legs Syndrome is a condition that causes an overwhelming urge to move the legs. Patients complain of unpleasant symptoms such as tingling, burning and painful cramping sensations in the leg and more than 80 people of people who report restless legs syndrome say they experience their legs ...
By News Staff
Nicotinomide Riboside Linked To Proxy For Healthier Aging In Pilot Study
In a small pilot study consume who consumed a natural dietary supplement called nicotinomide riboside (NR) daily showed signs of mimicking caloric restriction, which in mice has been linked to health benefits.Caloric restriction is a starvation diet. When lower level organisms such as fruit flies ...
By News Staff
New York City: Obamacare Led To A Surge In Unnecessary Ambulance Rides
If something is free, do you use it more? It seems so, in New York City ambulance usage for minor injuries (abrasions, minor burns, muscle sprains) rose by 37 percent after the Affordable Care Act was implemented.An ambulance for a scrape? Yes, nearly 3,000 more each year of them, and that is just ...
By Hank Campbell
22 States Sue To Take Away The Federal Government's Decision Making In Tackling Climate Change
The never-enacted Obama Clean Power Plan was scuttled by the Supreme Court in 2016 and its defense later abandoned by the Trump administration. Though it is fashionable to claim that means Republicans hate climate science, the reality is it was an expensive mandate without a problem to solve.By ...
By Hank Campbell
My Comment To EPA Recommending Tyrone Hayes Not Be Admitted To The FIFRA SAP
Comments opened on the recent EPA nominations to serve on the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) established under section 25(d) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), since three member terms will expire during the next year.The name at number 7 on the list(1) is of particular ...
By Hank Campbell
Nearly Half Of US States Want To Stop Misleading Food Claims - ACLU Wants To Promote Them
Decades ago, Velveeta had to be labeled “Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product" so that customers could have truth in labeling. It was not "cheese", said the government.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission even even told Kraft they could not even advertise that their "singles" contained five ...
By Hank Campbell
Epidemiologists Correlate Ozone To Smoking A Pack Of Cigarettes Per Day For 29 Years
An exploratory correlation claims that ozone levels can lead to lungs similar to the damage of someone who smokes a pack of cigarettes per day for three decades.Though ozone in air has dropped since the 1980s, the statistical link found that if the ambient ozone level was 3 parts per billion higher ...
By News Staff
Bernie Sanders Says He'll Release Info On Aliens If Elected - Which Party Is More Likely To Believe The Truth Is Out There?
On The Joe Rogan Experience podcast (which you can view a video of below, because podcast doesn't mean what it used to mean) Senator Bernie Sanders pledged to release government information about aliens. He says it's an issue for his wife.It's also an issue for Democrats. When I wrote Science Left ...
By Hank Campbell
Mind-Muscle Connection: Thinking About Weights Is As Important As Lifting Them?
The 'mind-muscle connection'. Ancient lore for bodybuilders, latest buzz for Instragram fitness followers, or more for aesthetes than athletes?A new analysis in Frontiers in Sports and Active Living suggests that to lift heavier, or longer, it is better to focus on moving the weight itself - not ...
By News Staff
Applied Mathematics: Will Jay Gruden Get Fired First? Handicapping NFL Teams Before The Season Even Starts
In 2012 we had an uneventful election which was so easy to predict absolutely no one neutral got it wrong. But it was heralded as a victory for scientific polling and a new era for predictive analysis.But it was really just an incumbent with a placeholder opponent. Every poll nearly ran the table ...
By Hank Campbell
As a person of native American descent and quite a bit of native culture I know a thing or two...  more »
Paper clams or 'flat clams' were widespread in the Triassic. We call these bivalves 'flat clams'...  more »
Understanding The Voynich Manuscript #4 If not Latin, then what? Please see the links at...  more »
Raw milk is not a cure for any disease, it's actually more like a disease vector. It has no benefit...  more »
 A paper published in PNAS  describes the characterization, synthesis and antimicrobial...  more »