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  • Johns Hopkinsí Top [snowflake] Psychotherapist Releases Terrifying Diagnosis Of President Trump

    01/27/2017 7:03:27 PM PST · by AndyJackson · 87 replies
    Bipartisan Report ^ | January 27, 2017 | Olive Murphy
    If thereís one thing we can say about Donald Trump, itís that heís unlike any other world leader weíve seen to date. The problem, however, is that his differences fail to set him apart in a positive manner. Almost daily, Trump tweets about the ďbiased media,Ē ďfake news,Ē or a world leader who has suddenly done something so terrible that he must take to Twitter to publicly berate them. Notice, however, that itís always someone else with the problem. Itís never him. However, John D. Gartner, a registered psychotherapist from the renowned Johns Hopkins University Medical School seems to think...
  • The Famed 'Doomsday Clock' Is More Like A Liberal Angst Meter

    01/27/2017 4:37:27 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/26/2017 | John Merline
    "Closer to 'Doomsday' Than Any Year Since '59" screams the headline in the Huffington Post. The story, and many others like it, point to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' famous "Doomsday Clock," which is supposed to be a reliable indicator of the risk the world faces of a nuclear war. The clock shows how many minutes there are until midnight, which was supposed to mean nuclear annihilation. This year, the group moved it to 2.5 minutes to midnight, 30 seconds closer than it was last year. When the Doomsday Clock launched in 1947, the initial setting was seven minutes...
  • Apocalypse is 30 seconds closer, say Doomsday Clock scientists

    01/26/2017 2:33:47 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 54 replies
    BBC News ^ | 26th January 2017 | BBC News
    Scientists say the world has edged closer to apocalypse in the past year amid a darkening security landscape and comments by Donald Trump. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BPA) moved the minute hand of the symbolic Doomsday Clock from three minutes to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. It is the second closest it has been. BPA chief Rachel Bronson urged world leaders to "calm rather than stoke tensions that could lead to war". In a report, the BPA said President Trump's statements on climate change, expanding the US nuclear arsenal and the questioning of intelligence agencies had contributed to the...
  • Gold standard study's striking findings: children of heterosexual parents happier, healthier

    01/05/2017 2:02:46 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    http://www.presentation-r2l.org/children-raised-in-the-intact-biological-family-fare-better-by-the-v | May 20, 2014 | Charles O'Connell
    ‚ÄėGold standard‚Äô study‚Äôs striking findings: children of heterosexual parents happier, healthier The most scientifically credible studies show that children of heterosexual parents fare better on numerous indicators of personal well-being than children of homosexual parents. Authored by Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, the study was published in the July 2012 issue of Social Science Research. Children of lesbian mothers are nearly 12 times (‚ČÖ 1200%) as likely to say they were sexually touched by a parent or adult as those raised in intact biological families. Asked if they had ever been raped, 31...
  • ĎNational Geographicí just made history with its new cover (Transgender BS)

    12/17/2016 3:46:10 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 99 replies
    Fusion ^ | 12/16/2016
    As part of its January 2017 issue exploring our evolving understandings and definitions of gender, National Geographic is featuring nine-year-old transgender rights activist Avery Jackson on its coveróthe first time a trans person has made the cover of the magazine. Jackson rose to stardom last year when she began documenting her transition with ďAvery Chats,Ē a series of YouTube videos describing how she came to understand her identity at such a young age and eventually came out to her parents as trans. ďWhen I was born, doctors said I was a boy, but I knew in my heart I was...
  • Fires set by Ice Age hunters destroyed forests throughout Europe

    12/06/2016 10:00:44 AM PST · by JimSEA · 57 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 12/1/2016 | Leiden University
    Large-scale forest fires started by prehistoric hunter-gatherers are probably the reason why Europe is not more densely forested. The finding -- by an international team, including climate researcher Professor Jed Kaplan of the University of Lausanne and archaeologist Professor Jan Kolen of Leiden University -- was published Nov. 30 in the journal PLOS ONE. Deliberate or negligent This research has generated new insights on the role of hunters in the formation of the landscape. It may be that during the coldest phase of the last Ice Age, some 20,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers deliberately lit forest fires in an attempt to...
  • Hereís how much of the Arctic youíre personally responsible for melting (LOL alert)

    11/03/2016 12:22:28 PM PDT · by dayglored · 33 replies
    Washington Post (what else??) ^ | Nov 3, 2016 | Brady Dennis
    Dirk Notz calculates that for every person who drives a car 1,000 miles or takes a round-trip flight from New York to London, three square meters (about 32 square feet) of sea ice vanishes from the Arctic. Researchers have long documented that human-fueled carbon dioxide emissions contribute to the overall warming of the planet ó and, by extension, accelerate the diminishing of sea ice in the Arctic each year. But in a paper published Thursday in the journal Science, Notz and a colleague detail the complex set of calculations that allowed them to estimate how much Arctic sea ice melts...
  • Study details sugar industry attempt to shape science

    09/16/2016 12:03:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 12, 2016 2:58 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugarís role in heart disease ó in part by pointing the finger at fat ó as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of newly uncovered documents. The analysis published Monday is based on correspondence between a sugar trade group and researchers at Harvard University, and is the latest example showing how food and beverage makers attempt to shape public understanding of nutrition. In 1964, the group now known as the Sugar Association internally discussed a campaign to address ďnegative attitudes toward sugarĒ after studies began emerging linking sugar...
  • Professors advise students to drop class if they question climate change

    09/01/2016 7:17:15 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER ó The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is coming under fire after three professors warned their class that there would be no debate on human-caused climate change and that any students who disagree should drop the course. The professors, who are team-teaching the fall online course Medical Humanities in the Digital Age, issued the memo after some students expressed concerns about the first online lecture on climate change, according to the College Fix, which obtained a copy of the email. ďThe point of departure for this course is based on the scientific premise that human induced climate change...
  • Coal Faces Three Hurdles and Steady Decline

    05/21/2016 7:24:50 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 24 replies
    Inside Climate Science ^ | May 18, 2016 | JOHN H. CUSHMAN JR.
    Coal's future as a major energy source is being undermined by market forces, government regulations and moral arguments.
  • Union of Concerned Scientists seeks to shield scientists from public scrutiny

    The group has been a fierce advocate for transparency, regularly championing investigations that rely on public documents to hold government officials accountable. But over the past year, the Union of Concerned Scientists, a Cambridge-based advocacy group that represents thousands of scientists around the country, has campaigned to limit the scrutiny of scientists who work for public universities and agencies through public records requests. These scientists, the group says, are increasingly being harassed by ideological foes who seek to unearth documents that would derail or sully their work with evidence of bias. ďWe donít want to work in an environment where...
  • Parched Earth soaks up water, slowing sea level rise: study [what we didn't realize....]

    02/12/2016 4:43:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 12, 2016 | AFP
    Miami (AFP) - As glaciers melt due to climate change, the increasingly hot and parched Earth is absorbing some of that water inland, slowing sea level rise, NASA experts said Thursday. Satellite measurements over the past decade show for the first time that the Earth's continents have soaked up and stored an extra 3.2 trillion tons of water in soils, lakes and underground aquifers, the experts said in a study in the journal Science. This has temporarily slowed the rate of sea level rise by about 20 percent, it said. "We always assumed that people's increased reliance on groundwater for...
  • NASA Chief: Global Warming is Real Because I Have Cancer

    01/18/2016 8:16:41 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/18/2016 | James Delingpole
    A senior scientist at NASA has announced in the New York Times that he has terminal cancer. This is sad. What‚Äôs sadder, though, is that he has chosen to exploit his personal tragedy for the purposes of promoting climate change alarmism. Here is how Piers Sellers (pictured) ‚Äď acting director of NASA‚Äôs Earth Sciences division ‚Äď begins his New York Times article: I'm a climate scientist who has just been told I have Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. This diagnosis puts me in an interesting position. I've spent much of my professional life thinking about the science of climate change, which...
  • Humans could evolve webbed feet if sea levels rise, scientist claims

    01/12/2016 11:42:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 107 replies
    Telegraph ^ | January 13, 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    The perils of climate change are well known, but rising sea levels could also alter human evolution, scientists have claimed. Rising sea levels could force communities to live in underwater or semi-aquatic towns which could change out physiology. Dr Matthew Skinner a paleoanthropologist from the University of Kent, claims that humans could evolve to have webbed hands and feet and less body hair so they could move quickly through the water. Our eyes would even become more like cats, so we could see in the murky gloom of seas and rivers and our lungs would shrink as we became used...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: ‚ÄėClimate Change‚Äô Term Is Trojan Horse For Big Government

    12/11/2015 8:20:28 PM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/2015 | Chris White
    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz told NPR in a Wednesday interview that the term ‚Äúclimate change‚ÄĚ is the perfect ‚Äúpseudoscientific theory for a big-government politician who wants more power.‚ÄĚIn the interview, Cruz recalled the global cooling arguments from the 1970s, telling NPR‚Äôs Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep that some of the same researchers worrying about global cooling as a threat in the 70‚Äôs, are the same people now telling people global warming is a problem today.The Texas senator asked Inskeep if he remembered back 30 or 40 years ago when politicians were telling people ‚ÄĚ ‚Ķ that we were...
  • Faked peer reviews prompt 64 retractions

    08/24/2015 8:02:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Nature ^ | 08/18/2015 | Ewen Callaway
    A leading scientific publisher has retracted 64 articles in 10 journals, after an internal investigation discovered fabricated peer-review reports linked to the articlesí publication. Berlin-based Springer announced the retractions in an 18 August statement. In May, Springer merged with parts of Macmillan Science and Education ó which publishes Nature ó to form the new company Springer Nature. The cull comes after similar discoveries of Ďfake peer reviewí by several other major publishers, including London-based BioMed Central, an arm of Springer, which began retracting 43 articles in March citing "reviews from fabricated reviewers". The practice can occur when researchers submitting a...
  • Humans are Ďunique super-predatorí

    08/20/2015 12:47:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | 08/20/2015 | Jonathan Amos
    Humansí status as a unique super-predator is laid bare in a new study published in Science magazine. The analysis of global data details the ruthlessness of our hunting practices and the impacts we have on prey. It shows how humans typically take out adult fish populations at 14 times the rate that marine animals do themselves. And on land, we kill top carnivores, such as bears, wolves and lions, at nine times their own self-predation rate. But perhaps the most striking observation, say authors Chris Darimont and colleagues, is the way human beings focus so heavily on taking down adult...
  • Nobel Laureate Says Obama's 'Dead Wrong' on Global Warming

    07/07/2015 1:42:23 PM PDT · by xzins · 64 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07 Jul 2015 | Melanie Batley
    A Nobel Prize-winning scientist who supported President Barack Obama has said that he does not believe global warming is a problem, and has openly criticized the president for his position on the issue. "I would say that basically global warming is a non-problem," Dr. Ivar Giaever announced during a speech at the 65th Nobel Laureate Conference in Lindau, Germany, last week, according to Climate Depot. Quoting Obama's warning that "no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change," Giaever said it was a "ridiculous statement." "I say this to Obama: Excuse me, Mr. President, but you're wrong....
  • How climate change deniers got it right ó but very wrong (Now at 99.9% "consensus")

    06/17/2015 6:56:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    msnbc ^ | June 16, 2015 | Tony Dokoupil
    It turns out the climate change deniers were right: There isnít 97% agreement among climate scientists. The real figure? Itís not lower, but actually higher.
  • Being obese may boost heart attack victims' chances of survival

    06/08/2015 8:55:08 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    National Post ^ | June 8, 2015 | Sarah Knapton
    Being obese could actually improve the chances of survival after a heart attack because excess fat appears to fight heart disease, a study has shown. Scientists have been puzzled as to why people classed as very overweight lived longer after a heart attack than those with a healthy Body Mass Index. However, a study of tissue collected from patients undergoing heart surgery found that fat surrounding damaged blood vessels releases chemicals that start to battle heart disease.