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Compact Speakers Can Be Better Than Ever, Thanks To Controlled Destruction Of Sound
Devices we watch and listen on are smaller than ever, which means speakers for sound are as well. In the past, it was difficult to get quality sound from small parts because sound is still analog when it gets to us, and that takes surface area. Like synthetic grape flavor, using one important ...
By Hank Campbell
Louisiana Has Important Things To Worry About, Lawyers Shouldn't Invent A 'Cancer Alley' To Pile On
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the American public fell back in love with science. In the first 19 years of this century, Californians denied vaccines to such an extent a law had to be passed to prevent coastal parents from creating a Whooping Cough pandemic. Every building had cancer warnings somewhere ...
By Hank Campbell
Just Because We've Only Detected One Doesn't Mean Rogue Interstellar Objects Are Rare
In 2019, astronomers spotted a snowball in space moving at over 110,000 miles per hour. They quickly realized they had never seen it before. It was not even from our solar system.Now named Borisov, it was the first interstellar comet ever detected by humans. That doesn't make it rare.A new ...
By News Staff
Fact Check: Is Chewing Gum 'Made' Of Plastic?
A reader sent me an email asking about chewing gum and if it was really made of plastic and my first thought was 'Why ask me? Do what scientists do and go to Google, skip the first 10 entries, which will all be gamed by SEO experts at anti-science groups like Ecowatch, and then you will find the ...
By Hank Campbell
Do You Make Real Estate Decisions Based On The Emissions Of The Property?
A consulting firm that charges you to tell you how to cut your emissions is now claiming that properties which don't spend a lot of money will plummet in value in the near future.So if you own commercial property, you have been warned.Or not. They correctly note that the UK government has passed ...
By Hank Campbell
Lots Claim On Surveys That They'll Help Fight Climate Change - But Surveys Are Not Behavior
Before COVID-19, it was a large number of Democrats and a tiny number of Republicans who distrusted vaccines, believing something like that they caused autism, or that FDA was in cahoots with Big Pharma, or some weird supplement was just as good as medicine.(1)While on surveys they all claimed ...
By Hank Campbell
Activists Who Spent 40 Years Blocking Water Projects Now Say They're Unneeded Or They'd Have Been Built
In the midst of wildfires that occur with more severity because environmentalists block responsible logging and tree management in California, environmentalists who have blocked water infrastructure now say we don't need the infrastructure voters passed into law...or it would already have been ...
By Hank Campbell
How Microbes Can Mine Rocks In Space (And How It Could Save Earth)
Mining is a messy process. It takes a lot of effort to break open rocks to get the materials needed to keep our current technological level on earth. The march of technology has produced some massive leaps and bounds in communication and quality of life improvements. However, most of these are ...
By Mark Pierce
Activist Reasons To Ban Pesticides Are Eerily Like Anti-Vax Claims
Imagine I mention that a small group of people not only distrust science and technology despite thorough testing by government scientists, they don’t trust it because it was tested by the government. They are willing to put everyone else at risk because they believe government is colluding with ...
By Hank Campbell
Coconut Products Are A Huge Fad But Trees Are Slow To Grow - Science Will Fix That
The coconut is the sixth most cultivated fruit on earth and thanks to fads around things like coconut oil and water, demand continues to rise. Growing products that rich people want is great for developing nations but they face challenges. Trees grow slowly and natural plagues Lethal Yellowing ...
By News Staff
Your Dog Does Understand You - They Use Your Emotions To Predict Your Actions Much Like People Do
Man's best friend learns to understand human emotions, and that can help them predict our behavior and informs their decision making.Researchers at the University of São Paulo and the University of Lincoln observed the behavior of more than 90 domestic dogs to investigate how they relate human ...
By News Staff
Coronavirus, Now In Its 21,000th Year Of Causing Pandemics
Coronavirus may only have been identified as distinct from the common cold in the 1960s, and it may have only had two pandemics (SARS and MERS) in this century prior to COVID-19, but there is a reason it is called COVID-19 and not just COVID. There have been too many to know about.Viruses evolve ...
By News Staff
Perhaps Age Matters More Than Genetics In Risk Of Illness As We Get Older
How powerful are the genes that make up our bodies? The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research notes that as many as half of our traits may be inherited from our genes. Additionally, those double-helix DNA strands are responsible for all the proteins that are necessary for life. However ...
By Maya Chowdhury
Can The Aidan Tree Be An Epilepsy Treatment?
Epilepsy is a brain disorder that arises from imbalances of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. This disorder manifests as recurring seizure, unconsciousness and momentary loss of memory. These events are frequent and unpredictable. This is because the brain cells called neurons either overwork ...
By The Conversation
Garcinia Cambogia And Green Tea Linked To Liver Injury
Dietary supplements containing Garcinia cambogia extract and green tea can cause similar liver, finds an analysis of the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network.G. cambogia, alone or with green tea, are touted by companies who sell alternatives to medicine and bought by people who believe in them, commonly ...
By News Staff
How To Get More Women In Cardiovascular Clinical Trials?
Nearly 30 years ago, scientists agreed that for clinical trial results to be valid for both sexes, they needed more women.Yet women seem to be a lot less likely to sign up for clinical trials for cardiovascular disease. The authors of a new paper outline the issue as to why:Differential Care – ...
By News Staff
If You Talk About 'Social Darwinism' A Lot You May Have Dysfunctional Psychological Characteristics
It's common when the subject of stupid behavior comes up, like belief in supplements or acupuncture over medicine, for someone to post a picture of Darwin or recommend them for a Darwin award.It's scientifically wrong - Aedes aegypti is an ecologically useless mosquito that is only a disease vector ...
By News Staff
People Who Who Say They Trust Science More Are Also More Likely To Promote False Science-y Sounding Claims
A short while ago a prominent physicist made the offhand claim that bees were dying because of a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids - seed treatments that protect plants from pests at their most vulnerable stage and result in far less chemical use than mass spraying. It's not true, and bees ...
By Hank Campbell
Conservatives' Understanding Of Climate Science Is More In Line With Climate Scientists Than Liberals'
Americans are inherently skeptical, and American adults lead the world in science literacy, so those two things combine to show up in debates about climate change and other sciences.  When you are literate and skeptical it is easy to know just enough to be wrong, when it comes to climate ...
By Hank Campbell
Do Airbnb Listings Increase Crime?
There is a belief that Airbnb listings cause increased crime in residential neighborhoods - or at least annoying late-night parties which increase risk of crimes. However, a new paper suggests that while Airbnb listings can be linked to a reduction in the local social dynamics that prevent crime ...
By News Staff
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In the ancient past, when a good portion of blog followers were interested in the writers' lives more than in actual content, I used to write a lot more about private issues here. I don't do that so often any more mainly because I think the interest of readers has shifted - or better, the composition ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
We Don't Need Facebook Authoritarianism: Casual People Spot Fake News As Well As Paid Fact Checkers
It has become common for political activists to demand that social media engage in bans and content warnings, because the other side is too stupid to know false facts from the real kind. In reality, everyone who takes their politics too seriously is inclined to believe the worst when it comes to ...
By Hank Campbell
If You Care About Evidence-Based Government, Leave A Comment For EPA About Neonics Pesticides
The EPA is requesting public comment on a biological evaluation of three seed treatment pesticides, called neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids were created in the 1990s to require less mass spraying and possible damage to the environment. They are seed treatments, so they protect plants when they are ...
By Hank Campbell
35% Of Americans Are Okay With 'Burgers' That Are Alternatives To Meat, Over 50% Have Tried One
A new survey has good news for the alternative-to-cattle market, Beyond Burgers and the like; 54 percent of surveyed Americans claim they have tried it and 70 percent of those thought it okay.(1)  Burger King is a game changer on that, and over 40 percent reported buying it there. That ...
By Hank Campbell
News reports have thundered that we have detected dark energy, others have reported that we may...  more »
Look how epic this little guy is! He is a crab — and if you asked him, the fiercest warrior that...  more »
Recently I have watched a number of interesting series videos on the topic of nuclear physics,...  more »
Do we have a nitrogen emergency? Most people aren't aware of the role nitrogen plays in our atmosphere...  more »
The CDC has bad news for Purell.“It is possible for people to be infected through contact with...  more »