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  • Interesting Reparations for Global Warming

    07/02/2015 7:56:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Apparently carbon footprint taxes and wealth redistribution are not enough, we must adopt progressive social engineering of the planet “Give me your tired, your poor, 
 Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, 
 The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. 
 Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: 
 I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” - Emma Lazarus If you thought global warming scaremongering tactics went away with the most recent failed prediction for 2015 when we were supposed to be flooded and underwater, with little polar ice caps left, you would be mistaken. Writing for the...
  • NASAs New Horizons Spacecraft Stays the Course to Pluto

    07/01/2015 9:40:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    NASA ^ | July 1, 2015 | Staff
    NASAs New Horizons spacecraft is getting a final all clear as it speeds closer to its historic July 14 flyby of Pluto and the dwarf planets five moons. After seven weeks of detailed searches for dust clouds, rings, and other potential hazards, the New Horizons team has decided the spacecraft will remain on its original path through the Pluto system instead of making a late course correction to detour around any hazards. Because New Horizons is traveling at 30,800 mph (49,600 kph), a particle as small as a grain of rice could be lethal. Were breathing a collective sigh of...
  • China claims to have the worlds first material for light-propelled spaceflight (Graphene)

    06/30/2015 8:50:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    China Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2015
    The following is based on a translation of a report in Chinese media: According to xinhuanet.coms report on June 19, through 3 years of research, Prof. Chen Yongsheng of the College of Chemistry and Prof. Tian Jianguo of the Institute of Physics, Nankai University have obtained a special graphene material for light-driven flight. Due to the special electronic characteristic of graphene and the macrostructure and form of the material, the material is able to get driving force from light 1,000 times greater than ordinary light pressure. The websites reporter claimed to have seen with his own eyes a graphene sponge...
  • NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission on the brink of cancellation

    06/30/2015 11:55:03 AM PDT · by Marcus · 14 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | June 30, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    NASAs Asteroid Redirect Mission is still gasping along, but at least one space blogger suggests that its cancellation is all but inevitable. In the meantime, Space News just on Tuesday reported that the space agency has decided that the ARM must actually capture a boulder and take it to a retrograde lunar orbit to be considered a success. This metric was actually in doubt, with some NASA managers suggesting that as long as an unmanned probe, propelled by a solar selection propulsion engine, rendezvoused with an asteroid and then returned, even without anything resembling a rock, it would be a...
  • Is there a booby trap in Roberts's ObamaCare decision? [worried will hurt climate change rulings]

    06/30/2015 5:52:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2015 | Stuart Shapiro
    Supporters of the Obama administration and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are rightly thrilled by the 6-3 decision reaffirming the subsidies essential to the functioning of the statute. The decision likely cements the statute in place as part of the U.S. healthcare system. However, the way that Chief Justice John Roberts reached that decision may provide the seeds for judicial curbing of regulation in other areas, and could very easily come up in future court cases regarding Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on climate change. Some background is necessary. A 1984 Supreme Court case, Chevron U.S.A. v. Natural Resources Defense...
  • University of Reading archaeologists to excavate the biggest henge in the country (Marden Henge)

    06/29/2015 10:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Trinity Mirror Southern - UK ^ | June 20, 2015 | Linda Fort
    Archaeologists from the University of Reading will start a three-year excavation on land between the prehistoric monuments of Stonehenge and Avenbury this summer. Exploring the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire is expected to reveal more about the lives of the people who worshipped at Stonehenge. The work will be done in collaboration with Historic England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Wiltshire Museum. The site is a barely explored archaeological region of huge international importance. The project will investigate Marden Henge. Built around 2400 BC Marden is the largest henge or Neolithic earthwork in the country and one of...
  • Bill Nye Tells the Kids There Are Too Many of Us

    06/29/2015 5:22:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 6/29/15 | Dave Blount
    Bill Nye, the liberal establishments cartoonish Pseudoscience Guy, packages progressive ideology in childish goofiness so as to render it less menacing as he preaches disproven global warming theory to kids young enough to take it at face value. Although his attempts to implant fear of climate change are laughable, his underlying message should make your hair stand on end: Climate change is a real deal everybodyNow back in 1750 there were about one-and-a-half billion people in the world. Well today there is 7.2 going on 7.3 billion people. Well thats the problem. Theres billions of people breathing and burning the...
  • White House denies private letters to Iran

    06/29/2015 10:36:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 29, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The Obama administration is denying reports the president reached out to Irans leadership ahead of the deadline for a nuclear deal with Tehran. Reports that the president recently sent a letter to Irans leadership are not accurate, a senior administration official said Monday. The official suggested President Obama has limited his involvement in the day-to-day talks as negotiators rush to complete a final agreement. We have left the difficult work of the nuclear negotiations to our team on the ground in Vienna, the official said. An Iranian newspaper reported Monday that Obama sent a private message to Irans senior leaders...
  • Gays will launch their long dreamed of attack on the Catholic Church demanding marriage by priests

    06/29/2015 8:48:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 76 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/29/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It is my deepest wish that none of the following should ever happen, but logic says it will. The Supreme Court has taken its place at the head of the charge to destroy the Roman Catholic Church in America. Under all the impassioned arguments about love winning out the leering minions of hate and lies have won a major victory. Now they can gather their forces to attack their real enemy, the one that has always been the unspoken target: The Roman Catholic Church in America. For all its faults and self-inflicted damage, the Catholic Church in America is still...
  • Coverage of the Launch of the SpaceX/Dragon (Launch scheduled at 10:21 a.m. ET) 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    06/28/2015 5:30:56 AM PDT · by lbryce · 110 replies
    Coverage begins at 9 am for the 10:21 am launch.
  • The green mirageand con job

    06/28/2015 5:28:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/15 | Paul Driessen & Tom Tamarkin
    Musk, Schmidt, Simons and billionaire buddies build empire based on climate and energy BS Elon Musk and his fellow barons of Climate Crisis, Inc. recently got a huge boost from Pope Francis. Musk et al. say fossil fuels are causing unprecedented warming and weather disasters. The Pope agrees and says Catholics must ask God for a positive outcome to negotiations over another UN climate treaty. It matters not that the predicted calamities are not happening. There has been no warming in 19 years, no category 3-5 hurricanes making US landfall for a record 9-1/2 years, indeed none of the over-hyped...
  • Einstein vs Bergson, Science vs Philosophy and the Meaning of Time

    06/28/2015 3:47:07 AM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
    ABC.net.au/ ^ | June 24, 2015 | Joe Gelonsi
    When Henri met Albert the stars didnt quite align; nor did their clocks. Jimena Canales, historian of science, tells Joe Gelonesi about her discovery of an explosive 20th century debate that changed our view of time and destroyed a reputation.Physicists and philosophers have a curious relationship. They both need each other for the cosmic dance, but one partner sometimes refuses to join in. Star physicist Stephen Hawking even declared the end of philosophy in 2011. In some ways the pronouncement was to be expected; physics triumphalism dictates that at some point philosophy will exhaust itself and be unable to solve...
  • 'Echoes of Apollo' is an action packed technothriller about the first space war

    06/27/2015 6:04:39 AM PDT · by Marcus · 4 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | June 27, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Echoes of Apollo by George Thompson is the sort of space faring technothriller that Tom Clancy would have been proud to have placed his name on if he was still alive. The novel is a near future story of what amounts to the first space war between China and the United States. Echoes of Apollo not only involve the sort of cutting edge technological toys inherent in the genre, but also makes clever use of the technology of the past. The story also casts a new light on the ongoing debate as to whether or not to return to the...
  • Would sending people to Mars bring Americans together?

    06/24/2015 9:14:32 PM PDT · by Marcus · 31 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | June 24, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    n an op-ed published in Florida Today on Wednesday, Jeff Kottkamp, a former lieutenant governor of Florida, and Rich Ramos, a Florida businessman, proposed a new justification for sending humans to Mars. A Mars program would serve, in their view, as a means to foster national unity of the sort that is rarely achieved outside times of war. Some recent polling data suggests that they may be on to something.
  • How Noam Chomsky and Lawrence Krauss got space exploration wrong

    06/24/2015 9:11:48 PM PDT · by Marcus · 5 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | June 24, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    According to a Tuesday piece in Motherboard, Noam Chomsky, a philosopher and political commentator, and Lawrence Krauss, a physicist and cosmologist, had a public dialogue about space exploration. Being both men of the far left, they concluded that space travel should be best left to robots and conducted by governments. The conclusions are the exact opposite of what the prevailing trends are in space policy.
  • In 'Independence Day: Resurgence' we'll have a moon base in 2016

    06/23/2015 1:23:39 PM PDT · by Marcus · 34 replies
    Houston Movie Examiner ^ | June 23, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    A Monday piece in IO9 contained some revelations about the upcoming sequel to 1996s Independence Day, which is entitled Independence Day: Resurgence. 20 years after the great alien invasion flattened many of Earths largest cities and killed untold millions of people, the world is still united in building up its defenses against a return engagement. These defenses apparently include a moon base.
  • H.R. 1599 Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act would end states rights to label GMO foods

    06/23/2015 11:52:38 AM PDT · by Theoria · 6 replies
    Echo Child's Play ^ | 07 June 2015 | Jennifer Lance
    Would take away a state's rights once and for all to require labeling of GMO foods. 70 bills have been introduced in over 30 states to require some sort of labeling of genetically engineered (GE) or genetically modified organisms (GMO).1)http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/976/ge-food-labeling/state-labeling-initiatives# Although very few of these bills or initiatives have passed into actual law, and many have been challenged in court, a new congressional bill would take away the states rights once and for all to require labeling of GMO foods.H.R.1599 2)https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1599/text, ironically labeled the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 has been renamed the DARK(Deny Americans the Right...
  • PharmedOut 2015

    06/23/2015 9:12:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/23/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    PharmedOut is a Georgetown University Medical Center project that advances evidence-based prescribing, and educates healthcare professionals about pharmaceutical marketing practices. Founded in January, 2007, it is an Internet-based alternative for doctors seeking Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses, not sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry. Inasmuch as the industry derives its greatest profits from new proprietary drugs, it has a built-in tendency to tout them, even though newer is not always better. One example, cited at the time of PharmedOuts founding, came from Georgetown Ob-Gyn doctor Anthony Scialli: Take oral contraceptives. Over the years they have increased in number, but there havent...
  • NASAs Curiosity Rover Finds a Pyramid on Mars

    06/23/2015 6:50:03 AM PDT · by lbryce · 50 replies
    Ancient Code ^ | June 20, 2015 | Staff
    Is this the ultimate evidence that ancient civilizations inhabited the red planet in the distant past? NASAs curiosity rover has photographed on of the most interesting images of the surface of Mars ever since it touched down on the red planet in 2012. Curiosity was launched from Cape Canaveral on November 26, 2011, at 10:02 EST aboard the MSL spacecraft and landed on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater on Mars on August 6, 2012 You can check out the RAW image of the pyramid here. Ufologists and researchers have already started speculating what this artifact is and according to many...
  • A 17-year-old invented an ingenious way to instantly stop bleeding

    06/22/2015 8:07:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 22, 2015 | Chris Weller
    Imagine this: you're gushing blood. Nothing seems to make it stop. Then you apply a gel to your wound, and within seconds, the bleeding stops. In minutes, you're healed. This is the premise of VetiGel, an algae-based polymer created by Joe Landolina a 22 year-old who invented the product when he was just 17. Landolina is now the co-founder and CEO of Suneris, a biotech company that manufactures the gel. Last week, Suneris announced that it will begin shipping VetiGel to veterinarians later this summer. Humans won't be far behind. When injected into a wound site, the gel can...
  • UK Government-backed scientific model flags risk of civilisations collapse by 2040

    06/22/2015 6:05:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Medium ^ | June 19, 2015 | Dr. Nafeez Ahmed
    New scientific models supported by the British government’s Foreign Office show that if we don’t change course, in less than three decades industrial civilisation will essentially collapse due to catastrophic food shortages, triggered by a combination of climate change, water scarcity, energy crisis, and political instability. Before you panic, the good news is that the scientists behind the model don’t believe it’s predictive. The model does not account for the reality that people will react to escalating crises by changing behavior and policies. But even so, it’s a sobering wake-up call, which shows that business-as-usual guarantees the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it: our current...
  • Teeth found near Tel Aviv point to a new prehistoric human species

    06/21/2015 10:29:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Ynet News ^ | June 20, 2015 | Dudi Goldman
    Researchers found four teeth in the Qesem Cave near Rosh Ha'ayin (not far from Tel Aviv), and they were astonished at test results that conclude the fossils to be some 400,000-years-old. The significance of this is that it's possible that the origin of prehistoric man is in Israel, and not in East Africa. And an additional surprise is that prehistoric man was mainly vegetarian and not carnivorous. The cave is 10 meters deep and its surface area is approximately 300 square meters. Researchers have been sifting through it for some 15 years to discover remains from prehistoric times. The ancient...
  • A Poverty of Understanding; the Climate Encyclical

    06/21/2015 6:01:18 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Most non-Catholics and many Catholics think the Pope is always infallible according to Catholic teaching. This is not true; he must be speaking on a matter of Faith and Morals and then only Ex Cathedra God created poverty. This proposition, while demonstrably true, is guaranteed to bring guffaws and cries of outrage from the religious Left, but it is true nonetheless. It hearkens back to the curse of Man in Genesis: Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for...
  • The Two Popes

    06/21/2015 5:53:23 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/21/15 | Joseph A. Klein
    Economic freedom, individual liberties must not be sacrificed at the altar of religious or secular dogma, that climate change is an immediate existential crisis that can only be solved by top-down dictates and controlled wealth redistribution Pope Francis issued a lengthy encyclical last week calling for radical change in human behavior to confront climate change. He presented climate change as the moral issue of our time. Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption, in order to combat this warming or at least the human causes which produce or aggravate it, the pope declared....
  • More than 100 New Marine Species Were Just Discovered in the Philippines

    06/21/2015 2:13:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Smithsonian's Smart News ^ | June 19, 2015 | Marissa Fessenden
    The creatures hail from a rarely before explored region of the ocean's water column.Shallow waters can be easily explored by divers and the deep sea is now starting to be scanned by robotic submersibles. But theres an in between part of the ocean where its too dark for divers to see and too shallow for bots to bother with. The area 150 to 500 feet deep is called the Twilight Zone, at the California Academy of Sciences. And recent expedition to those mysterious waters just off the coast of the Philippines revealed more than 100 new species, reports Grace Singer...
  • Gizmodo article accuses America of space imperialism during Apollo program

    06/19/2015 1:58:59 PM PDT · by Marcus · 8 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | June 19, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Gizmodo, as part of a series of stories about space, ran a piece on Thursday called What is Stopping Us from Building Cities in Space? No, its not Tech. The article attempts to examine some of the political impediments that have stymied the settlement of the high frontier. Unfortunately, the piece would have been more convincing had it not been for one rather glaring error. The piece suggested that the United States attempted to claim the moon as sovereign territory when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag at Tranquility Base on July 20, 1969. So much of...
  • Our Creator already wrote the encyclical that counts

    06/18/2015 11:38:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/15 | Judi Mcleod
    How can Pope Francis lend himself in any activity with the man who will make the Free West the end of an era? Hard to tell which was really worse, the caricature of Pope Francis as the worlds newest superhero in the Pope Francis: The Encyclical mock video, or the picture of him on Drudge with the wind having blown the pellegrina of his robe over his head. Some would say the picture on Drudge, which would have been seen by far more people than the video. Either way the pontiff came off as looking stupid in his role as...
  • Poll: Majority of Americans Dont Believe Human Activity is Causing Earth to Warm

    06/18/2015 5:04:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/15 | Sierra Rayne
    Only 45 percent of all Americans -- regardless of their political leanings -- believe that the Earth is warming The Pew Research Center has released the results of a poll that examines the ideological divide over global warming in the United States. Only 45 percent of all Americansregardless of their political leaningsbelieve that the Earth is warming and that the warming is caused mainly by human activity. This is a decline from 50 percent in 2006. The remaining 55 percent either dont know whether or not the Earth is warming or what is causing the warming, dont believe the Earth...
  • The Iran scam worsens -- Part II, North Korea - China connection

    06/17/2015 2:07:08 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | June 17, 2015 | Dan Miller
    It is likely that the P5+1 nuke "deal" with Iran will be approved soon. Military and other nuke sites which Iran has not “disclosed” will not be inspected. Nor will Iran’s nuke ties with North Korea — which P5+1 member China seems to be helping, Iran’s massive support for terrorism and abysmal human rights record be considered because they are also deemed unnecessary for "deal" approval. Sanctions against Iran are moribund and will not be revived regardless of whether there is a “deal.” However, a bronze bust of Obama may soon be displayed prominently in Supreme Leader Khamenei’s office and one of Khamenei may soon be displayed proudly in Dear Leader Obama’s...
  • Statins: Still Overhyped After All These Years

    06/17/2015 9:00:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/17/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    In a rather self-serving review article entitled A historical perspective on the discovery of statins, Japanese biochemist Akira Endo hits all the conventional and PC notes in his 10-page (including references) trip down memory lane. From the get-go, in the abstract itself he tells us that Cholesterol is essential for the functioning of all human organs, but it is nevertheless the cause of coronary heart disease. Building on that knowledge, scientists and the pharmaceutical industry have successfully developed a remarkably effective class of drugsthe statinsthat lower cholesterol levels in blood and reduce the frequency of heart attacks. We would expect...
  • Hemp nanosheets could be better than graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor

    06/17/2015 2:21:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors, according to David Mitlin, Ph.D. Supercapacitors are energy storage devices that have huge potential to transform the way future electronics are powered. Unlike todays rechargeable batteries, which sip up energy over several hours, supercapacitors can charge and discharge within seconds. But they normally cant store nearly as much energy as batteries, an important property known as energy density. One approach researchers...
  • Obama Decree Gives Western Landowners the Bird

    06/16/2015 1:17:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 15, 2015 | Bette Grande
    The Obama administration is establishing new to limits on public land uses in 10 Western states to protect the habitat of the ground dwelling greater sage grouse. The federal efforts are an attempt to prevent a continued decline in sage grouse numbers which could necessitate listing the sage grouse as threatened or endangered. The new limits are the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date to conserve a single species. The proposal would affect energy development. Among other actions, the regulations would require oil and gas wells to be clustered in groups of a half-dozen or more to avoid scattering...
  • Alien rights-When we meet, it wont be a friendly encounter nor a conquest: it'll be a gold rush

    06/16/2015 12:54:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Aeon Blog ^ | June 11, 2015 | Lizzie Wade, Latin America correspondent for Science
    It wasnt the Martians fault their planet died. If they existed once Martians were likely microbes, living in a world much like our own, warmed by an atmosphere and crisscrossed by waterways. But Mars began to lose that atmosphere, perhaps because its gravity wasnt strong enough to hold onto it after an asteroid impact, or perhaps it was gradually blown away by solar winds. The cause is still mysterious, but the ending is clear: Marss liquid water dried up or froze into ice caps, leaving life without its most precious resource. Any Martians would have been victims of...
  • Global Wind Scam Day

    06/14/2015 6:45:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Unresolved economic and social issues associated with wind turbines Touting the power of wind and the possibilities to reshape our energy systems, decarbonize our economies and boost job growth, the Global Wind Day is coordinated worldwide by the European Wind Energy Association, the Global Wind Energy Council, and various national associations. Solution Wind, a global awareness campaign is also publicizing the wind industry in advance of the COP21 (U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as Paris 21) climate negotiations in Paris, November 30-Decemmber 11, 2015. The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change was one of the three documents...
  • Save the Environmentfrom the Vatican

    06/14/2015 6:23:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Foul wind from the Vatican... Radical environmentalists have been waving Save the Environment placards in societys face for decades. As has long been the practice of the lib-left holier-than-thous, they climbed up on the soapbox where they continue to lecture the unwashed masses at every turn. Some time after the Peaceniks handed over their placards to them, the radical environmentalists gave up raging against pollution, which sorely needed raging against, renaming their battle the epic one against global warming, now climate change and then choosing man-made global warming as their chief clarion call. How activist pulses must be racing now...
  • Man-Made Drought: A Guide To California's Water Wars

    06/13/2015 4:40:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    investors.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | REP. DEVIN NUNES
    In the summer of 2002, shortly before I was elected to Congress, I sat through an eye-opening meeting with representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council and several local environmental activist groups. Hoping to convince me to support various water restrictions, they argued that San Joaquin Valley farmers should stop growing alfalfa and cotton in order to save water though they allowed that the planting of high-value crops such as almonds could continue. Then, as our discussion turned to the groups' overall vision for the San Joaquin Valley, they told me something astonishing:
  • VIDEO: ABC 7 years ago, predicting NYC would be under water in 2015 because of global warming

    06/12/2015 3:33:14 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Bahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! VIDEO: ABC 7 years ago, predicting NYC would be under water in 2015 because of global warmingStuff like this never gets old, and it never stops being relevant because, remember, the global warmists tell us we must act now or else their dire predictions about the future will inevitably come true. So what do we find when we look back on some of their past predictions? The Media Research Center did just that the other day, dredging up a hilarious (although not intentionally) report by ABC titled Earth 2015. You have to see this. Its just a 53-second clip...
  • As outrage rises over NASA Commercial Crew funding cut, time to make a deal?

    06/12/2015 4:16:39 AM PDT · by Marcus · 8 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | June 12, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The drama surrounding funding for NASAs Commercial Crew program has started up once again. In the wake of the Senate Appropriations Committees cutting funding for the program by over $300 million, supporters have fallen back on familiar patterns of futile complaining. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden claimed that the funding shortfall would delay the restoration of American spaceflight capability by as much as two years. Bolden was mild compared to some of Commercial Crews supporters on the Internet.
  • Skeptics Gather in D.C.

    06/10/2015 7:20:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/10/15 | Al Caruba
    An entire generation has grown up and graduated from college since the first lies about global warming were unleashed On Thursday and Friday, June 11-12, there will be a gathering of some of the nations and the worlds leading climate change skeptics in Washington, D.C. and joining them will be members of Congress and their staffs. The Tenth International Conference on Climate Change will occur and the odds are that the mainstream media, as it has done for all the previous conferences, will do its best to ignore it. In attendance as well will be scores of scientists, economists, and...
  • Air Pollution And Not-So-Premature-Deaths

    06/09/2015 3:03:10 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/09/15 | Jack Dini
    Scientific reality: PM2.5 does not kill anyone. The EPA's claims of PM2.5 lethality rank among the most nonsensical fraudulent and readily disprovable scientific claims ever. Chinese cities have some of the worst air pollution in the world. Two are Xian and Shanghai. Yet reports claim life expectancy in both these cities is higher than the US. According to a 2012 report, even though the air in Xian is, on average, 9-10 times more polluted in terms of PM2.5 particles than the median PM2.5 levels of the two most polluted cities in a 112 US city study (Rubidoux, CA and Los...
  • Predicting Earthquakes. Not

    06/09/2015 12:59:49 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/09/15 | Al Caruba
    When will new earthquakes or volcanic eruptions occur? I doubt anyone knows the answer to that. The president of the Space and Science Research Corporation, John Casey, is also the author of Cold Sun: A Dangerous Hibernation of the Sun Has Begun! and has called attention to a meteorological cycle that until the global warming hoax occurred, was largely unknown to many people and, to a large degree still is. Nature has not cooperated with the charlatans who made claims about a dramatic warming of the Earth. Since 1998 the planet along with the Sun has been in a solar...
  • Homebuilt laser shotgun is every bit as dangerous as it sounds

    06/09/2015 8:00:07 AM PDT · by Dr. Prepper · 30 replies
    Engadget ^ | 6/8/2015 | Jon Fingas
    If you thought building your own laser weapon at home was hot stuff, you haven't seen anything yet. Do-it-yourself fan Styropyro has built a laser "shotgun" whose eight 5W beams are adjustable with lenses, much like you'd adjust the choke on a conventional shotgun to narrow or widen its buckshot spread. As you might gather, 40W of combined laser power is pretty powerful -- and unbelievably dangerous. The gun can destroy everything from balloons to ping pong balls, and there are reflected beams that could easily smack someone's eye. Don't try this at home, folks. It's still an impressive feat...
  • New Candidate for President Vows to Complete Metric Conversion [semi-satire]

    06/08/2015 10:22:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 June 2015 | John Semmens
    This week, former Rhode Island Senator and Governor Lincoln Chafee announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in the 2016 election. A key factor in his decision to enter the race is to bring the much-needed conversion of weights and measurements in this country into line with the metric system. The United States is seriously out of step with the rest of the world, Chafee contended. When everyone else is using meters and liters it is sheer arrogance for us to be using yards and gallons. Its like we saying were too good to lower ourselves to your...
  • Huge Lava Lake Spotted on Moon Orbiting Jupiter

    06/06/2015 3:54:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Business Standard ^ | June 7, 2015 | A US radio telescope has captured images of an enormous lava lake on the surface of Io, one of the
    A US radio telescope has captured images of an enormous lava lake on the surface of Io, one of the moons orbiting the planet Jupiter, the Puerto Rico Astronomy Society (PRAS) reported. "The new images clearly show an enormous lake of lava, fed from the subsoil and which exists permanently," PRAS vice president, professor and scientist Armando Caussade said in a statement. The Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in Arizona was the one that spotted the mass of lava in the region known as Loki Patera, a volcanic pit measuring approximately 200 kilometers (124 miles) in diameter. PRAS spokesman Juan Villafae...
  • I Was a Futurist, Until I Realized There May Not Be a Future

    06/05/2015 9:16:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Huffington Post's Green The Blog ^ | June 5, 2015 | Schuyler Brown
    The clock has run out on the climate change debate. It's time for predictions to give way to radical action.For most of my career, I've been a trend spotter, sometimes referred to as a futurist. I've divined trends for companies seeking to innovate; anticipated consumer appetites; and kept pioneering brands ahead of the pack. My work has been a passion, a calling, never just a job. So, it was fundamentally disorienting when I realized recently, I'd lost my feeling for the future.Gradually, over a period of I don't know how long -- months? -- my usually strong connection with intuition...
  • Pernicious Low Tech Issues In Healthcare

    06/05/2015 8:55:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/5/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    A wildly disproportionate amount of what is proposed for healthcare reform involves technical matters. Ten years ago, the pundits assured us that the forced adoption of electronic health records would save billions and revolutionize health care. Unfortunately, EHRs have cost billions, are almost universally despised by providers, and are responsible for thousands of errorssome of which have proved to be fatal. The situation is bad enough that even the clueless Feds have decided to back off on some of their more onerous EHR requirements, at least temporarily. Other voices have suggested that the answer lies in drug discovery, massively expanded;...
  • How Virtual Reality May Change Medical Education And Save Lives

    06/04/2015 11:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 22, 2015 | Robert Glatter, MD
    Practice makes perfect.The old adage applies to many aspects of our life in a variety of ways. Practicing your backhand, learning a dance move, or rehearsing your speech. But where it may matter the most is for medical professionals who perform lifesaving interventions or procedures for patients in emergency departments or in the operating room. The reality is that there are some lifesaving procedures in emergency medicine that you rarely performbut must always be ready to perform in a split second. One such a procedureknown as cricothyrotomywhich involves making an incision into a specific area of patients neck and inserting...
  • DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations

    06/04/2015 5:37:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 4, 2015 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    Scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events. Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered. Previously large studies have shown that devastating events such as famine can scar future generations, making them more prone to obesity and diabetes. However it is the first time that the biological mechanism for the effect has been seen. Although the same genes are passed down through generations, scientists now know that our DNA is being altered...
  • Test unravels history of infection

    06/04/2015 5:28:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | June 4, 2015 | Jonathan Ball
    US researchers claim to have developed a single test that is able to identify past exposure to every known human virus infection, using a drop of blood.The technique decodes the infection history imprinted in our immune response. The scientists hope that the test will eventually provide important insight into how viruses contribute to development of a range of diseases. The work was published in the journal Science. During a virus infection, your immune system generates antibodies designed to fight the virus. Each antibody recognises a tiny fragment of the virus and their interaction is very specific - they fit like...
  • Pluto's Moons Tumble in Orbit, Hubble Measurements Reveal

    06/03/2015 6:06:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Guardian ^ | June 3, 2015 | Robert McKie
    Puto Video http://cdn.theguardian.tv/mainwebsite/2015/04/16/150416pluto_desk.mp4 Plutos moons have been tracked closely for the first time, showing that they tumble unpredictably rather than keeping one face fixed on their host planet. Astronomers also observed that Pluto, whose status was downgraded to a dwarf planet in 2006, might be better regarded as a binary dwarf as it is locked in orbit with its largest moon, called Charon. The twin system creates an imbalanced and shifting gravitational field, which sends the tiny outer moons spinning chaotically, the measurements from the Hubble space telescope showed. Target Pluto: fastest spaceship set for epic encounter with our remotest...