Formaldehyde: The Carcinogen That Wasn’t
What It Means To Be Anti-Science
Drugs For Different Bodies: The Female Side...
Getting To The Heart Of The Coronavirus Pandemic
The Biden Administration Should Eliminate EPA's Strange New Unscientific Approach To Pesticide Evaluations
Imagine you hire a plumber and he needs to work on your plumbing and instead of coming over to fix that he sends his cousin who owns a lawn service.That is analogous to what is happening at EPA regarding a common herbicide (the second most popular in the U.S.) named atrazine.There is nothing wrong ...
By Hank Campbell
Cosmic Messengers (Part 2): A Multi-Dimensional View Of The Universe
[This is the second part of a two-part article on Cosmic Messenger astrophysics. For part 1, please click here.]We can also "see" showers of secondary particles from cosmic rays thanks to the Cherenkov light they produce. Cherenkov light is emitted when charged particles travel in a medium at speeds ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Cosmic Messengers: A Multi-Dimensional View Of The Universe
Have you ever looked up to a clear sky on a moonless night, in a place away from large cities? If you have, you will remember seeing hundreds of bright stars, and maybe even the faint collective glow of 250 billion more within the Milky Way, our own galaxy. [Above: the milky way. Image credit: ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Challenge: Measure Muons Energy With High-School Math And Win A Mug!
Today I wish to offer you, dear reader, the chance to contribute to scientific research in particle physics. And I claim you can do that by only leveraging basic high-school knowledge in mathematics and geometry. Let me explain what the problem is, first of all, and then I'll put you in the conditions ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Why Hasn't Solar Power Become More Widely Adopted?
With the climate crisis being a consideration at the forefront of energy generation today, it's no surprise that solar power is receiving so much good press. However, despite that, there's very slow adoption of the alternative energy source. In the US, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable ...
By Arthur Fong
The Biden Administration Is Blaming Trump For EPA Siding With Environmentalists Against Agricultural Science
A small fish in central Texas, a freshwater mussel in the Mobile River basin, and another mussel in Alabama’s Coosa and Cahaba Rivers have something strange in common; they appeared on an EPA list of threatened species “likely to be adversely affected” by a popular herbicide named atrazine ...
By Hank Campbell
Old Time Seed Breeding Benefits From A Science Boost
Once upon a time, it was important that farmers - the first agricultural scientists - create seeds that were larger, more nutritious, and more resilient to environmental stress. Nature might bring rain, it might not, pests were going to eat their way through whole fields if they could.  ...
By News Staff
Why Did It Take Dinosaurs 15 Million Years To Reach The Northern Hemisphere?
In the age of the dinosaurs, you could have walked from one pole to another. At that time, the continents were all joined together, forming the supercontinent Pangea. Yet they didn't.Though sauropodomorph dinosaurs first appeared in Argentina and Brazil about 230 million years ago, it took ...
By News Staff
The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Had Up To Four Waves - The Last Was 18 Months After The Third
Do you think food is medicine? While Whole Foods imagery touted that in 2019, the coronavirus pandemic that began in Wuhan later that year punctured efforts to convince the public that health is a moral or economic issue - you owe it to your kids to buy overpriced food. SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID ...
By Hank Campbell
Genes For Facial Features Identified - Including What We Share With Extinct Denisovans
A new study has identified nine new regions that influence facial features such as nose, lip, jaw, and brow shapeThe analysis of genetic data from more than 6,000 volunteers across Latin America was designed to find genes that determine the shape of a person's facial profile but also ...
By News Staff
How Fast Can Dogs Learn New Words? The Answer
Most dog owners will say that dogs understand tone, and interpret that rather than words, and that most dogs do not learn words (i.e. names of objects), unless extensively trained, but a new analysis shows that is not always the case. Some dogs have some exceptional abilities and can learn new ...
By News Staff
Why Haven't Crocodiles Evolved Much Since The Age Of The Dinosaurs?
A lot has changed since the age of dinosaurs hundreds of millions of years ago. Humans didn't exist and dinosaurs are gone. Yet crocodiles are still here and, unlike humans, have not evolved much by comparison.They even look similar to ones from the Jurassic period some 200 million years ago.  ...
By News Staff
New RAND Paper Argues Government Control Of Health Care Pricing Will Reduce Costs Better Than Competition
Rather than making affordable health care reality, the Affordable Care Act sent costs for many privately-insured people up as much as 700 percent. The federal government allowed insurers to pass through their new losses to everyone else and even with that, many insurers fled states due to the program ...
By Hank Campbell
It's Just Correlation, But Linking Coffee To Reduced Heart Disease Is At Least Delicious Wishful Thinking
There are a few known risk factors for heart disease; age is the big one, and then genetics and smoking. Everything else is instead a risk factor for a risk factor for heart disease or even more circumstantial. So butter was a risk factor for cholesterol which was a risk factor for high blood pressure ...
By Hank Campbell
Do You Know These 10 Ways To Protect Yourself And Loved Ones From COVID? How We Can All Help Stop Our Outbreaks
I base this on the advice of the WHO, the US CDC and other such reliable sources. Check the links to find out more. Here I talk about this article in a video: (click to watch on Youtube) 1. Most people don’t know to isolate from their own household and that you can still protect ...
By Robert Walker
Poor Kids In Developing Nations Are Getting Fatter Too - Because Food Is More Affordable
In 1975, four percent of school-age kids were overweight and the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration says that was up to 18 percent in 2016. Like with smoking and alcoholism, obesity is often a pediatric disease - people who start early are far more likely to keep doing it in adulthood. Obese people ...
By Hank Campbell
Did COVID-19 Kill The Anti-vax Movement?
In past years there has been ongoing concern that not enough people got the annual flu vaccine.Some of it was laziness, some of it was lack of education. There were few outright deniers that flu was a problem. Instead, it seemed to be the opposite. If someone had a bad cold they still said they ...
By Hank Campbell
Is God “Bound” By The Laws Of Physics, Or Can Physics Disprove Her?
I still believed in God (I am now an atheist) when I heard the following question at a seminar, first posed by Einstein, and was stunned by its elegance and depth: ‘If there is a God who created the entire universe and ALL of its laws of physics, does God follow God’s own laws? Or can God supersede ...
By The Conversation
Fast Answers Are More Likely To Be Believed
'The right thing, the wrong thing, do it with authority is a common' is a common statement for leadership behavior.Humans take comfort in confidence. Even in things like facts; the faster the answer the more likely others will believe it. Researchers conducted a series of experiments ...
By News Staff
Most Don't Need Social Authoritarianism When It Comes To The Environment, Asking Works Just As Well
If a tourist doesn't know messing around with a coral reef is bad, they may try to touch them or pet turtles, but after being told by someone local that it has risks for the nature they are there to see they far less likely to do so. A new paper found that such "nudges" works well. Which would ...
By Hank Campbell
Trophy Hunting Delivers Environmental And Social Benefits, Finds Study
The Pennsylvania Game Commission manages 1.5 million acres of land for its citizens and all "public land owners" are able to use it for hiking, hunting and various activities.Despite such an enormous responsibility, the Game Commission receives no General fund appropriations. The Game Commission ...
By Hank Campbell
Coca-Cola And Disney Succeeed Because They Have Linguistically Feminine Names, Says A New Paper
Coca-Cola and Disney do not simply share being on Interbrand's Global Top Brands, says a new paper, they also share linguistically feminine names, and that helps their success with men and women. In fact, the highest-ranking companies have, on average, more feminine names than lower-ranked companies ...
By Hank Campbell
Moving The Apocalypse Goalposts: Goofy Doomsday Clock Now Invokes Coronavirus In Risk Of Nuclear Destruction
The Doomsday Clock, a marketing gimmick of the anti-nuclear group Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, gets an unreal amount of attention from political allies in journalism in a way that scientists can't understand any more than how Environmental Working Group's so-called "Dirty Dozen" list of foods ...
By Hank Campbell
An Alternate Approach To Stopping Mosquitoes That Spread Zika - Using CRISPR To Make Them Resistant To Carrying It
The mosquitoes that carry zika, like Aedes aegypti, are considered by all but the most activist ecologists to be useless disease vectors. There is nothing they do in nature that isn't easily done by other mosquitoes and they can safely join the 99.999999999% of species that have gone extinct without ...
By Hank Campbell
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Orbital mechanics have dictated that the USA, UAE and PRC who sent probes to arrive at mars formed...  more »
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are one of the key pillars of the UN’s...  more »
In 1996 (or thereabouts) the new Meteorology building was opened at the University of Reading....  more »
The Fossil Birds of the Jehol Biota have caused an international stir amongst palaeontologists...  more »