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China has no problem blaming other countries for SARS-CoV-2 - they tried to blame the US for it, claiming it was brought into China in frozen food and the hand-picked World Health Organisation panel said nothing - but their willingness to retaliate is clear. So clear that a panel of experts worried that even discussing the possibility of an accidental leak was cautioned against because it might risk "international harmony."

A Wellcome Trust email from Dr. Jeremy Farrar, current director of the Wellcome Trust and former Oxford professor, stated on February 2 2020 that a likely explanation for the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic was leak from one of the nearby labs in Wuhan.
With the departure of NIH legend Dr. Francis Collins, political allies are calling on President Biden to appoint a non-scientist to run that National Institutes of Health. Perhaps someone like their resident psychologist, Katherine Roe, PhD, who believes that animals are little people.

In the science world, not one defined by getting a graduate degree dealing with "psychology, language, and social and cultural issues", mice are not little people. That is why animal models and epidemiology are in the "exploratory" section. If scientists see something that looks like more than correlation, something that may have a plausible biological mechanism involved, they will tackle it.
For Christmas, my wife purchased a Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART, the latest iteration in coffee pod machines from the company. It came out a few months ago, I even got a special pre-order offer, but when I went to the website a few times there were persistent failures in being able to buy it. So I forgot about it.

After using it, you may be wondering if the website issues were created by the same groups doing the code for the machine. When it works, it is fine. The problem is it does not work too much of the time.

The encapsulated introduction to it is that this is a smart device. It is hooked up to your network and using an app you can customize your coffee to your preferences. That sounds great, but there are caveats.

Electric vehicle owners get subsidized buy the poor to adopt an environmental halo. They use electricity, not fossil fuels, they believe, so they are saving the planet.

The environmental reality is much starker and just like ethanol and natural gas, which environmental groups once lobbied heavily to get into common use, they are going to turn on electric cars the minute the lawsuits look profitable.

The science community already knew that the batteries haven't improved in decades, hype claims aside, recycling even a fraction of them takes more energy than they are worth, and if they are not recycled they are toxic waste.
The James Webb Space Telescope successfully launched earlier today from French Guiana, ending years of doubt and skepticism that the successor to Hubble would ever be finished. 
The Europeans did their part with Ariane 5 and now it's up to a NASA that's been under constant criticism about overruns and a low joint confidence interval since the first delays were announced in the early part of the century and routinely since. 
Would you spend $12,500 for a hearing aid? I hope not. Yet in the Biden administration's latest stimulus plan, they were counting on the fact that centrist Democrats and Republicans would want so badly to include hearing aids in Medicare that they'd give giant subsidies to electric car companies and the wealthy Democrats who buy them.
If you have been in the pro-science community for even a short while, you know that the anti-agriculture and anti-vaccine and anti-natural gas contingents have tremendous overlap. Take a compass and draw a circle around a Whole Foods and you are going to find a nexus of people believe their Tesla uses electricity, but not fossil fuels, for energy, that organic food and supplements make medicine unnecessary, and that cancer is caused by things like cell phones, formaldehyde, or other supernatural things.
After nearly two decades of budget overruns, delays, and technical glitches, the James Webb Space Telescope is almost ready to launch. Its latest delay is just for one day, which means it could launch on Christmas.
If you are reading this, you have already seen the Disney+ series "Hawkeye" episode 5, and you may have seen any number of articles pointing out all of the "Easter eggs" - hidden hooks - to other Marvel stuff, but if you have been around for a whole, you know they are not really Easter Eggs at all.
In a last act of defiance against science and reason, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the politician who told residents to rush to bars for one last evening because the Trump administration was forcing him to close them down during the pandemic, requiring a Navy hospital ship to be sent weeks later to deal with all of the ICU patients, has now decreed that no new gas stoves, boilers and heaters can be installed in new buildings or any that undergo renovations.
When 40 million people were unemployed while government employees negotiated with themselves on ways to give a trillion dollar stimulus package to government employees, to independent experts that was just politics as usual.
A jury in San Bernardino can't believe that Donnetta Stephens’ cancer was caused because she used Roundup.

In a post-COVID-19 world, even California, the most anti-science state in the union, which once tried to ban Happy Meals and Golf and claimed the science was on their side, with "may cause cancer" labels on 165,000 products, including the buildings the products are sold in, is no longer willing to accept that plants are people. The Bayer company has won another glyphosate case, even with a jury that can be swayed using emotion.
A company named Arcflash Labs says they will sell you a Gauss rifle, an actual Railgun that uses electromagnetics to fire bullets.  
The U.S. Navy has been working on this for big ships for a while but this is the first time I've seen a handheld version sold to the public.

It sounds like science fiction but it's entirely plausible. The muzzle speed is low, you can't won't kill anyone with it, but you can shoot anything metal that fits. 


The FDA is encouraging consumers who have purchased Black Oxygen Organics fulvic care power or tablets to immediately stop using the products and throw them away. Not because they are ridiculous supplements that the Clinton administration exempted from ethical truth in advertising, but because they contain lead and arsenic. Those are also natural, organic, Non-GMO, and vegan but can kill you or give you brain damage. In return for that, they won't prevent Alzheimer's or anything else hucksters promise.

That is why even in the supplement industry exempted from most oversight, FDA will bring the hammer down on products with those.
Organic food is a huge Big Ag market segment, $135,000,000,000, but it is still a tiny fraction of the agriculture business. Feeding 7 billion people takes science and technology while feeding wealthy white people only takes 'think about the children' posturing and reusable bags.

That is why it is important that the UN Food and Agriculture Organization listens to voices from the entire field.
An abstract published by the American Heart Association suggests a correlation between mRNA vaccines and heart disease.

They even featured it on November 13th at their AHA Scientific Session 2021.

A 54-page manuscript written jointly by Albert Einstein and Michele Besso just sold for over $13,000,000, quadrupling its pre-sale estimate - a new world auction for any science manuscript.

The Einstein-Besso Manuscript on General Relativity is one of only two surviving manuscripts documenting the genesis of general relativity. The other, known as the Zurich notebook from late 1912/early 1913, is in the Einstein Archive at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

The just-auctioned work provides insight into Einstein's work and documents a crucial stage in the development of the theory of general relativity, which reshaped modern understanding of how the universe works.

I've long been a supporter of vaping devices because they are an effective smoking cessation and harm reduction tool for cigarette smokers. Juul is a successful company in that space, they came from virtually nowhere and had 75 percent of the market by 2018.

That's a free market success story, but then there were concerns about their marketing, specifically toward "nicotine naïve" - never smoked cigarettes - young people. I never bought into claims they were marketing to kids as strategy, though in a world of individuals some people employed there obviously said and did some dumb things.

But as their market share has plummeted due to controversy, nearly cut in half this year, they have perhaps demonstrated that their marketing efforts were corrupt all along.
If you are old enough to vote, you should know that government agencies do not fire entire departments when the White House changes residents. Instead, most are career staffers and it does not matter who the president is, they are doing their jobs, and many do them quite well.
Imagine you have a magic rock and you claim the magic rock helps people sleep. You get a President in office who believes in your magic rock and so allows the government to give you a special exemption from government rules which say magic rocks aren't real.

Then you begin to sell special magic rock labels touting that government halo, and soon groups line up to sell your magic rock labels to magic rock manufacturers for a fee. Along the way you redefine certain periods when you are awake as actually being asleep so you can include even more magic rocks.