Science & Society

TED And TikTok: SciComm Student Credibility Ranking Shows Future Science Journalism May Be In Trouble

America doesn't have a science literacy problem, at least in a relative sense. Though only 29 percent of American adults can demonstrate good science literacy, that is still enough to be number one in the world.(1) ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 7 2023 - 11:49am

Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder On The Psychological Literature For Transgender Teen Treatment.

S abine Hossenfelder attempts to answer the question of transgender youth healthcare by applying a physicist mindset to the literature on this matter.   I've commented on this to her elsewhere, but, the fundamental error is applying a physicist minds ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Apr 29 2023 - 4:12pm

Ms. Right Stuff: The Lovelace Space Program And The Mercury 13 Women

You've heard of the Mercury 7 astronauts; they became the backbone of the NASA program and inspiration to an entire generation of young people.   But you may not have known there were also a Mercury 13- and they were women. In the early years of the ...

Article - News Staff - May 5 2023 - 6:56am

Did Coca-Cola Suppress Unfavorable Studies Or Is This Another Systemic Conspiracy Story By US Right To Know?

U.S. Right To Know, an industry-funded trade group that was created to harass and intimidate scientists, has teamed up with a few academic allies to promote 129 Freedom of Information Act requests they submitted related to Coca-Cola.  To harass scientists ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 5 2023 - 7:51am

Science Without Borders- A Message From The USERN President

The USERN organization (Universal Scientific Education and Research Network) will soon issue its next bulletin, to which I contribute with an opening message in the function of the president of the organization. I thought the contents of the message would ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - May 9 2023 - 5:52am

School Shooters Have This In Common Besides Mental Health Issues

There were 93 school shootings in the US in a recent two-year period but they were rarely committed by students. Sometimes they were former students of the school but new a survey analysis say their mental health issues may have been aggravated by memories ...

Article - News Staff - May 23 2023 - 1:58pm

On Rachel Carson's Birthday, Let's Talk About Her Dislike Of The Organic Food Movement

Rachel Carson, who launched the modern environmental movement with her 1962 book “ Silent Spring,” was a highly private person. But on one occasion she allowed an interviewer to ask, “What do you eat?” Her sardonic answer: “Chlorinated hydrocarbons like e ...

Article - The Conversation - Jun 5 2023 - 10:03am

Fewer Black Men Than Women Vote Democrat And A PNAS Paper Suggests That May Be Because They're In Jail

A new demography paper argues that there is a reason more black women have voted for Democrats than men have since 1980- more black men are in jail. ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 12 2023 - 3:16pm

Has Science Been Restored To Its Rightful Place?

In 2008, I was as excited as anyone about the chance to correct some public relations mistakes made by the Bush administration in the nascent years of blogging.  Obviously some of the 'Republicans are anti-science' stuff was because when you are ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 21 2023 - 9:25am

Ocean Gate's Titan Submersible: A Suboptimal Shape and A Tragedy.

M ost if not all deep submergence vehicles that take people to the deepest parts of the ocean have a spherical pressure hull, not a cylinder. There is a simple reason for this: symmetry. The spherical symmetry of these crafts ensures that the pressure and ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jun 22 2023 - 5:49pm