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Clark v. Monsanto Co., 20STCV46616, filed by personal injury lawyers for Destiny Clark, was based on Clark's claim that the weedkiller Roundup was used outside their home and her belief it caused her son Ezra Clark's Burkitt's lymphoma. The company knew it caused cancer and refused to warn people, she alleged.

The case failed in court and trial lawyer advocates like US Right To Know will now be scrambling to do damage control for their clients.
Alexandra Souverneva, 30, a self-proclaimed shaman, but in the real world once a PhD student in SUNY's New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, said she had decided to hike to Canada from her home in Palo Alto - 1,500 miles - when she became thirsty and then decided to boil what she claimed was bear urine. 

Thus began the Fawn fire, one name in California's annual litany of wildfires caused by everything from utilities not being allowed to clear brush near power lines without an environmental impact statement to environmentalists not understanding California is a desert 9 months out of the year to, apparently, letting self-proclaimed shamen boil bear urine.
South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh tried to hire someone to shoot him to get $10 million in insurance for his son.

Now his attorney is falling back on the modern day version of 'insanity' or 'repressed memory' pleas - opiod addiction made him do it.
I can understand why New York Times journalists sometimes buy into the claims of Organic Consumers Association: They sound like a legitimate group because they have been quoted in the New York Times, they claim to be progressives, and they claim Food Is A Corporate Conspiracy, and you are only getting paid by the New York Times if you share those values, or are at least a nationally renowned token alternative to them.

But editors should know better by now.
Paul Thacker, once an up-and-coming journalist whose early zealotry became so worrisome even his former mentor disavowed him, has made key connections in his career due to sharing the right politics and the right anti-science positions.  Which is to say left.
A San Francisco social justice warrior has very little in common with a New York City cop. Yet they are both voting Democrat. They both wrap themselves in the flag of 'liberalism' but the social authoritarians who dominate the fringe arm of liberalism - progressives - are actually ruining it, argues The Economist.
Prior to 2020, if you didn't trust vaccines, there was an alarming likelihood you also bought organic food and supplements and lived in a large US coastal area. During much of the 2010s, California had more kids whose parents refused to vaccinate them than the rest of the entire US combined.

Writing in Daily Beast, Louis Anslow lays the blame for concern about the COVID-19 vaccine squarely at their feet, even if corporate journalists have scrambled to sweep their undermining of science under the rug and claim it's all Republicans.
Statistical significance is valid, in the right hands, but in the wrong hands it does nothing but undermine trust in science. And it is almost always in the wrong hands. 
The epidemiologist and hand-picked team leader for the World Health Organization investigation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that erupted in Wuhan says the Chinese made him dismiss any link to the two coronavirus labs in Wuhan.

The problem with that narrative; China wanted Peter Ben Embarek leading the investigation. He had lived in Beijing for years and was considered an ally of the communist government inside WHO. WHO had already done everything China said to do, including claiming it did not transmit from human to human. They were certainly going to send in the person the Chinese wanted, for no other reason than that if they weren't allowed in at all, countries funding the UN might start to wonder about their lack of utility.
The First Appellate District court has found that in the glyphosate $2 billion jury award already lopped down to $82 million, while “counsel’s conduct was clearly improper” it wasn’t heinous enough to prejudice the trial results and did not violate federal law. Their lawyer told jurors not to touch a spray bottle without gloves, which is certainly prejudicial to anyone with a clue about science, but the lawsuit was not about science, it was about emotion - and the attorney trying to get rich suing Monsanto simply manufactured emotion.

The bottle contained water.
When researchers from the CDC and the National Cancer Institute wrote a JAMA paper noting that while obesity was linked to excess deaths, it turned out that people who were merely overweight were at less risk of early death than those of so-called normal weight.
Dr. Scott Balsitis knows vaccines work, which is not a rarity in the San Francisco Bay area, but since they have long been a hotbed of anti-vaccine sentiment, leading the state that leads the U.S. in vaccine denial, it at least makes him a little contrarian.

He knows vaccinated people are safe, and making everyone safer, because he knows science in a way that Frisco people only pretend to believe if they think Republicans are opposed. They still don't trust science or pharmaceutical companies or the FDA, but love organic food, solar panels, and think endangered animals ground into powder by Asians is superior to medicine.
New York is a state, county, and city, but the money comes from the city. Not much of why it works makes logical sense. Manhattan is small, crowded, expensive, and stuffed with rats, cockroaches, and weirdos. There is rent control, which no one seems to mind, and then people exploiting loopholes in rent control, which no one minds except property owners, but since they are corporations everyone hates them even though nearly everyone in the city works for a corporation.
A few months ago, Derek Muller, creator of the Veritasium YouTube channel, posted a video of a wind-powered vehicle. Nothing special about that, ancient sailors knew the wind could make you go faster.

But he showed it went faster than the wind that powered it. Ancient sailors gamed nature to accomplish that also, it is the essence of tacking, but this was a straight course. 
Getting a Nobel Prize in science can be tough.(1) You have to do good work and be a little lucky, but here is a way to win one guaranteed.

You just need to go to Nate D. Sanders Auctions on July 29, 2021 and be the high bidder for the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to George D. Snell.

Organ transplants began in 1954 with a kidney and by 1968 doctors could do hearts, but there was a high compatibility risk - a strong genetic match was needed. Dr. Snell's work on Human Leukocyte Antigen, the genetic foundation of a body's immunological response to tissue and organ transplants which determines whether it accepts an organ or rejects it, became foundational in transplantation immunology.
If your checklist for quality cinema contains:

(1) The Pope having his own black ops team that hunts demons and

(2) Scientists who study demonic possession and

(3) VR that becomes R

you are in luck, because the trailer for "Demonic," directed by Neill Blomkamp, just dropped.

So that girl from "Perfect" is all grown up and has a mom who went on a homicidal rampage and for no reasons that really matter, scientists have spent a fortune to send Carly Pope in VR form to ask her mom's brain why she went on a homicidal rampage. 
Ivermectin, effective against pests like worms and headlice, has been promoted by some as a COVID-19 therapy after a preprint showing its effectiveness was published in November on the Research Square website.

We were certainly not immune to the public relations full-court press. Until last month a week didn't go by when someone was demanding the regulatory equivalent of 'teach the controversy' no differently than activists opposed to GMOs, nuclear energy, and vaccines do. 
It is no secret in science media that The Conversation is overtly political, any more than it's a shock that ProPublica or Mother Jones is. If you are going to get hired in most corporate media - and there are all corporations even if they are Non-Profit Corporations - in 2021 you are first going to have liberal credibility.

An acquaintance of mine even had a job offer as an editor at The Conversation pulled a few years ago because another staffer sounded the alarm that he might be *gasp* a fiscal conservative.

When you make hiring decisions based on whether or not someone thinks poor people should pay lower taxes, you are really, really political.
Testing kids for COVID-19 is the kind of hygiene theater that has the FAA telling air travelers to take their masks up and down each time they take a sip of coffee. There is evidence testing for COVID-19 in schools is minimizing the impact on education while not much it is minimizing the spread of the virus. Nearly everyone over the age of 50 who intends to get a vaccine has gotten one and most kids are at low risk of having COVID-19 be anything more than a cold.

Teens may be providing another reason it's unnecessary; they are using Coca-Cola and lemon juice to fake positive tests to get out of attending school, a Ferris Buehler's 10 Days Off strategy.
In 2015 we predicted that if New York closed Indian Point nuclear and banned fracking, "air conditioners would stop working, but only for poor people."

And it happened. Poor residents are being told that the heat is ruining distribution equipment when in reality it's rationing and they are on the losing end - 6 weeks after elites won their victory and closed Indian Point and while the Governor tries to make the natural gas ban permanent: