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Science (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Kerry: Arctic climate change goals more important than containing Russia

    04/26/2015 10:02:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 26, 2015 | Rick Moran
    US Secretary of State John Kerry assumed the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, and immediately made it clear that despite worrisome Russian military moves in the Arctic, the US would not challenge them. Washington Examiner: >>>>In assuming the leadership role, Kerry laid out a robust agenda to face the threat of climate change in the Arctic, which he says is being affected by global warming more than anywhere else in the world. But when faced with questions over whether the U.S. will use its new leadership position to address threats posed by Russia, Kerry said no. Kerry said the idea...
  • An Algorithm Set To Revolutionize 3-D Protein Structure Discovery

    04/26/2015 7:57:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | April 23, 2015
    One of the great challenges in molecular biology is to determine the three-dimensional structure of large biomolecules such as proteins. But this is a famously difficult and time-consuming task. The standard technique is x-ray crystallography, which involves analyzing the x-ray diffraction pattern from a crystal of the molecule under investigation. That works well for molecules that form crystals easily. But many proteins, perhaps most, do not form crystals easily. And even when they do, they often take on unnatural configurations that do not resemble their natural shape. So finding another reliable way of determining the 3-D structure of large biomolecules...
  • ‘Water Gandhi’ of India Turns Dust Bowls Into Lush Villages Using Ancient Ways

    04/25/2015 10:17:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Good News Network ^ | March 22, 2015 | Staff
    A $150,000 prize has been awarded to the “Water Gandhi of India” for his wildly successful work that turns abandoned, impoverished “dust bowls” into lush villages bustling with life again using an ancient method of rainwater harvesting. For teaching thousands of villagers in India’s most arid region how to build earthen dams to catch the monsoon rains and revitalize their land, Rajendra Singh was honored Friday with the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize. 30 years ago, Singh went to the poverty-stricken state of Rajasthan with the aim of setting up health clinics. He was told by villagers, however, that their greatest...
  • Hunt for ancient royal tomb in Mexico takes mercurial twist

    04/25/2015 4:31:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 24, 2015 | David Alire Garcia
    A Mexican archeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a deep, dark tunnel beneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step closer: liquid mercury. In the bowels of Teotihuacan, a mysterious ancient city that was once the largest in the Americas, Sergio Gomez this month found "large quantities" of the silvery metal in a chamber at the end of a sacred tunnel sealed for nearly 1,800 years. "It's something that completely surprised us," Gomez said at the entrance to the tunnel below Teotihuacan's Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent, about 30 miles (50...
  • Climate models WRONG: Global-warming has slowed, recent changes are down to ‘natural variability’

    04/24/2015 7:50:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 23, 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Global warming hasn't happened as fast as expected, according to a new study based on 1,000 years of temperature records. The research claims that natural variability in surface temperatures over the course of a decade can account for increases and dips in warming rates. But it adds that these so-called 'climate wiggles' could also, in the future, cause our planet to warm up much faster than anticipated....
  • Selling out the country is a long standing Clinton family tradition

    04/24/2015 8:37:40 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-24-15 | DrJohn
      In 2014 China made a round trip to the moon with robotic explorers. The Chinese intend to launch a mission to the moon that will return samples back to Earth. They have outlined their ambitious plans for outer space here. IEEE/Spectrum calls China the "Next Space Superpower."“The Chinese have said repeatedly that they are not going to go into space, land on the moon, look around, say, Been there, done that,’ and consider themselves done,” says Johnson-Freese. “They’re going to do stepping-stone infrastructure, and in those terms their space station makes sense.” Where else might Chinese astronauts go? Their...
  • A 4D Printed Valve That Actuates According to Water Temperature

    04/23/2015 11:12:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    3DPrint ^ | April 23, 2015 | T.E. Edwards
    It may seem a touch misleading in name, but scientists at the University of Wollongong say they’re creating what they call 4D printing. The fourth dimension they refer to is time and shape shifting as the researchers have begun to develop 3D printed materials capable of morphing into new structures – post production – as those materials are influenced by the addition of external stimuli such as water or heat. The team at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science say these new materials are able to transform themselves from one shape into another, and they see applications for...
  • Sustainability: A Fable For Our Time

    04/23/2015 8:56:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/23/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    We must journey back to March, 1987, and the United Nations document entitled Our Common Future: Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, to discover what is probably the only universally agreed upon—if nebulous and contradictory—definition of “sustainable development,” the precursor of “sustainability,” viz. Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts: the concept of ‘needs’, in particular the essential needs of the world’s poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and the idea of...
  • Amazing Afrezza – Non-Invasive Insulin That Works!

    04/22/2015 10:16:03 AM PDT · by ncfool · 14 replies
    healthline.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Amy Tenderich
    I can’t wait to get my next A1C test done (who says that?! but it’s true). I am now two-plus months into my use of new inhaled insulin Afrezza, and frankly I’m blown away by how well it performs (ooh, pun!) I’ve been hesitant to be too much of a cheerleader for Afrezza, because I thought maybe I was experiencing beginner’s luck – the thrill of any shiny new diabetes treatment can wear off pretty quickly – and given how controversial this drug is, I didn’t want to stir the pot unnecessarily. But sorry Naysayers, Afrezza is the bomb. At...
  • How I'm Celebrating Earth Day

    04/22/2015 6:17:18 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 52 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
  • The Environmental Insane Asylum

    04/21/2015 11:13:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/21/15 | Al Caruba
    Climate Change: A self-created political fiasco Earth Day was declared in 1970 and for the past 45 years we have all been living in the Environmental Insane Asylum, being told over and over again to believe things that are the equivalent of Green hallucinations. Now the entire month of April has been declared Earth Month, but in truth not a day goes by when we are not assailed with the bold-faced lies that comprise environmentalism. Around the globe, the worst part of this is that we are being victimized by people we are told to respect from the President of...
  • Poor Children May Have Smaller Brains Than Rich Children. Does That Tell Us Anything?

    04/18/2015 2:50:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 102 replies
    Slate ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jordan Weissmann
    Social scientists have found that by the time children enter kindergarten, there is already a large academic achievement gap between students from wealthy and poor families. We still don't know exactly why that's the case. There's a sense that it at least partly has to do with the fact that affluent mothers and fathers have more intensive parenting sytles—they're more likely to read to their kids, for instance—and have enough money to make sure their toddlers grow up well-nourished, generally cared for, and intellectually stimulated. At the same time, poor children often grow up in chaotic, food-insecure, stressful homes that...
  • Dog Flu Sweeping Through Chicago

    04/15/2015 6:54:18 PM PDT · by EBH · 23 replies
    Radio Pet Lady ^ | 4/15/2015
    Have you heard about the brand new H3N2 dog flu sweeping through Chicago and sickening and killing dogs? It may actually be worse than you think: round-the-clock testing has unveiled that this heretofore unknown canine influenza was originally an avian flu that made a “mammalian adaptation” and has been infecting dogs and cats in Asia since 2007. Now it is here in the epicenter of the U.S. Will it sweep across the country and endanger dogs everywhere? Will this deadly flu become like the bird flu in Asia and the swine flu in England, both of which did transform into...
  • The Climate Change War Heats Up

    04/15/2015 10:18:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/15 | Al Caruba
    Failed “global warming” hoax is a war on our entire economic system, capitalism There is so much at stake for the charlatans that have foisted the failed “global warming” hoax, followed by the equally dubious claims and predictions regarding “climate change”, that it should come as no surprise that they have begun to wage a propaganda war on the courageous scientists who led the struggle to educate the public about the truth and the organizations who supported their efforts. Along the way, many groups and publications claiming scientific credentials abandoned those standards to pump out global warming and climate change...
  • Pernicious Junk Science

    04/15/2015 8:31:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/15/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Those of us, of a certain age, remember the post-World War II promise of Science. Splitting the atom would bring us virtually unlimited cheap electrical power; antibiotics and vaccine technology (a la Salk/Sabin) would eliminate the scourge of infectious disease; and elucidation of the structure of DNA would lead to a cancer cure. But 60-odd years later, we have radioactive waste; terrifying antibiotic resistant pathogens; and despite spending hundreds of billions of dollars on cancer research and mapping the human genome, are no closer to that elusive cure. As to DNA, its greatest contribution has been to forensic science, which...
  • ‘Because I Said So’

    What should be done to those who question the belief that human activity is causing catastrophic global climate change? Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (nephew of the late president) recently said some of such people are “treasonous” and should be in jail with other criminals. Similarly, climatologist James Hansen, who was nasa’s top climate expert for over a decade, said questioners of the hypothesis should face criminal trial for “high crimes against humanity.” For Richard Parncutt, a professor at the University of Graz in Austria, however, prison is not punishment enough. In 2012, he said: “I propose that the...
  • We’re ALL Out of Africa

    04/14/2015 8:07:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/15 | Al Caruba
    Everyone is African: How Science Explodes the Myth of Race I think if we were honest enough to admit it, we are all bigoted in some way. Our gender or religion doesn’t really qualify us as superior to anyone else, but we tend to fall back on these identities and, consciously or not, assume they give us a reason to feel that we are not only in possession of a special truth, but that it grants us the privilege to feel better than others. When we examine the issue of race, however, the bigotry is inherent because racial groups are...
  • Transcript of Tom Darden’s Speech on LENR at ICCF19: ‘We’ve Reached a Tipping point’

    04/13/2015 2:30:48 PM PDT · by Normandy · 4 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | 4/13/2015 | Tom Darden
    What an honor it is to be here today to address those of you who have done so much to change the way we address our energy needs and our environmental needs, to change science. I’m the founder of Cherokee, and I’ve been asked to tell you we are the body that created Industrial Heat as a funding source for LENR inventors. Unike many of you, I’m not a scientist, I’m an entrepreneur. We share the common bond of innovation . . . Entrepreneurship sees the major task in society as doing something different, rather than doing something better than...
  • UCD archaeologists seek to recreate the world of our ancestors

    04/11/2015 9:05:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | April 11, 2015 | Ronan McGreevy
    Centre for Experimental Archaeology on Belfield campus is only one of its kind in the world.Brendan O’Neill at work on his early medieval round house on the UCD campus. How did our ancestors create the world they lived in? How did they survive without the modern accoutrements that make our lives easy? The question is at the heart of archaeology and forms the basis of a unique project in a quiet corner of University College Dublin’s sprawling Belfield campus. UCD is the only university in the world with a centre for experimental archaeology. It is not made of bricks and...
  • Stanford team develops super-fast charging aluminium battery. (7000+ cycles without capacity decay.)

    04/11/2015 6:43:06 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 30 replies
    The Royal Society of Chemistry ^ | April 7, 2015 | Tim Wogan
    Aluminium ions are stored between layers of graphite when the battery is charged A new rival to the lithium-ion battery has been created that charges in under a minute and still performs almost perfectly after being recharged thousands of times. The new battery is based on aluminium instead of lithium, which should make it both cheaper and safer than their lithium-ion competitors. The U.S. team behind the aluminium-ion battery say that the technology could find its way into the home, help store renewable energy for the power grid and even power vehicles. The aluminium-ion battery is conceptually similar to the...
  • Lab-Grown Burgers Become So Cheap, They Might be in Supermarkets Soon

    04/10/2015 7:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Sputnik International ^ | April 7, 2015
    Scientists in the Netherlands are one step closer to producing a viable lab-grown alternative to the conventional beef burger patty. Last year, Professor Mark Post and his team of scientists at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands produced the first prototype of a lab-grown burger. Benefits of this new burger production method include a decrease in animal slaughter, savings in land, water, and energy use required for livestock, and a reduction in greenhouse gases. The project has faced several hurdles, though, not the least of which was the enormous price tag of 250,000 Euros, or $273,000. That was roughly how...
  • Using the Global Warming Hoax to Destroy America

    04/08/2015 10:22:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/08/15 | Al Caruba
    Carbon dioxide: Human contribution pales in comparison to volcanoes When President Obama announced on March 31 that he intends to ensure that the U.S. will slash its “greenhouse gas emissions” 26% below 2005 emissions levels by 2025 in order to keep pledges made to fulfill the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, he failed to mention that such levels would be comparable to what they were in our Civil War era, 150 years ago. He also failed to mention that the U.S. has made no such pledges as regards the 1992 “Kyoto Treaty” which was resoundingly rejected by the U.S....
  • This next-gen 3D printer spits out fully assembled products

    04/07/2015 8:02:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    inhabit ^ | April 7, 2015 | Charley Cameron
    The not-especially-modestly titled Industrial Revolution III (IR3) is a next-gen 3D printer that will not only print out your designs, but will assemble them with your non-printable components to create fully functional, sophisticated products in one streamlined process. Creator Buzz Technology claims that this will encourage the reuse of neglected household items and electronics into new, useful items while advancing the development of 3D printing in professional and at-home maker scenes. According to the IR3′s creators, UK-based Buzz Technology, the 3D printer features a pick and place head that “enables it to produce fully assembled, working products incorporating electronics, motors,...
  • The EMP Threat: All It Would Take Is A Couple Of Explosions To Send America Back To The 1800s

    04/07/2015 7:40:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/07/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Our entire way of life can be ended in a single day. And it wouldn’t even take a nuclear war to do it. All it would take for a rogue nation or terror organization to bring us to our knees is the explosion of a couple well-placed nuclear devices high up in our atmosphere. The resulting electromagnetic pulses would fry electronics from coast to coast. Of course this could also be accomplished without any attack. Scientists tell us that massive solar storms have hit our planet before, and that it is inevitable that there will be more in the future....
  • Lies and the Lying Sinkholes Who Caption Them

    04/04/2015 6:06:03 PM PDT · by absentee · 3 replies
    Rabble Writer ^ | 4/4/15 | Caleb Howe
    Global Warming Alarmists Lie In Order To Frighten You The Day After Tomorrow is a disaster movie. The plot is fiction, a typical apocalypse story line common in film about the folly of man bringing about his ultimate demise. Fiction. Not too shabby fiction, either. Fiction, I am given to understand, means imaginary, made up, or not true. Still, the movie, like all of the genre, is also a warning to man: be not proud. Put down the nanobots, step away from Skynet, and for Gaia's sake, do not drive that Hummer. The point being, using a story to dramatize...
  • What Does The Shroud of Turin Prove About Easter?

    04/04/2015 5:53:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | April 04, 2015
    What Does The Shroud of Turin Prove About Easter? History Channel's The Real Face of Jesus? by MYRA ADAMS April 4, 2015 Christians around the globe will begin their annual celebration of Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, commemorating what they consider to be the greatest event in human history. The basis for the world’s largest religion is the belief that, in Jerusalem around a.d. 33, an itinerant Jewish rabbi died as a result of crucifixion and after three days rose from the dead, fulfilling his own and numerous other ancient Messianic prophecies found in the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament. Sounding...
  • Our Lives and Freedoms Matter More Than Progressive Propaganda

    04/04/2015 5:13:49 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressives do not realize in their monumental ignorance that they are supporting dark forces that will imprison them and eventually kill them for the very liberties they are falsely claiming that are under attack. The regime’s mainstream media purposefully ignores the latest renewable energy news and events while bombarding us non-stop with gay issues, Christian bashing, manufactured “white privilege” stretching to the nude color of bras and Band-Aids, and “black lives matter” idiotic disruptions of restaurant patrons around the country, patrons that have nothing to do with the black on black crime in areas such as Chicago. Mark Duchamp, Chairman...
  • Know when to hold ‘em, Barack?

    04/03/2015 9:59:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/3/15 | Ed Wood
    Transparency is a good thing. After he was elected, Barack Obama promised the American people the most transparent administration in the nation’s history. And in a way, he kept his word. After all, it really hasn’t been too difficult to see through what he has been doing, has it? Now that might be OK for us homefolk. But there should be a limit to showing your hand when dealing with those who promise “Death to America!” For example, it has always been a pretty good rule of thumb that: 1. You don’t show your hand when you are playing poker....
  • Plasma lightning pulses could reduce space mining infrastructure by 100 times for moon, Mars, etc.

    04/02/2015 7:47:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | March 19, 2015 | Brian Wang
    Shackleton Energy Company (SEC) and Zaptec sign a Memorandum of Understanding to explore how technologies developed by Zaptec for the oil and gas industry can be utilised in lunar mining. SEC is focusing on building a supply chain for extraction of water ice and minerals from the surface of the Moon, to convert the resources into fuel. Shackleton Energy believes that the electronic transformer technology developed by Zaptec for the oil and gas industry can be applied to SEC’s lunar mining plans as it reduces size and mass of equipment, which is a primary goal of SECs strategy. The cost...
  • The Koyal Group Info Mag on Unusual square ice discovered

    04/02/2015 1:27:54 AM PDT · by oceaneerb · 18 replies
    Koyal Group Info Mag ^ | March 31, 2015 | Oceane Erb
    The surprising discovery of "square ice" which forms at room temperature was made by an international team of researchers last week. The study was published in Nature by a team of scientists from UK and Germany led by Andre Geim of University of Manchester and G. Algara-Siller of University of Ulm. The accompanying review article was done by Alan Soper of Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in UK. "We didn't expect to find square ice ... We found there is something strange in terms of water going through [nanochannels]. It's going too fast. And you can't explain that by just imagining a...
  • 3D printing will have a bigger economic impact than the internet, technology specialist says

    04/01/2015 3:11:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Australian Broadcating Company's The World Today ^ | April 1, 2015 | Sarah Sedghi and Eleanor Hall
    Manufacturing industries need to embrace 3D printing, which will have an even bigger impact on economies and society than the internet, an Australian technology specialist says. Steve Sammartino is a digital entrepreneur and venture capitalist who advises business on how to adjust to disruptive technologies and the digital revolution. While most of us have heard about 3D printing and its potential to improve medical treatments and manufacturing processes, Mr Sammartino says 3D printing will be far more than a niche tool. He says it will transform everything about the way we live within a matter of years. Speaking to The...
  • Epi-Genetic Data and Irreducible Complexity

    03/31/2015 11:25:10 PM PDT · by allessior · 20 replies
    Self | April 1, 2015 | Alessio Ventura
    Atheist physicists often refer to a "primordial soup" as a basis for the development of life on earth. However, they cannot precisely map from that soup, in a mathematical way, into an actual life form. Sure, there are plenty of theories about atmospheric conditions that are "ripe for creating life", but it remains conjecture, although the die-hard atheist physicist presents it as factual. They use the "authority" associated with their title, or their position within a university or other research organization, providing false fodder for young minds full of mush, who could not think critically of their lives depended on...
  • Cold Fusion Goal by 2020 Olympics: Tohoku University Launches “Clean Energy [LENR] Research Lab”

    03/30/2015 9:43:40 AM PDT · by Normandy · 24 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | March 30, 2015
    The following joint press release has been issued today in Japan by Clean Planet, Inc. and Tohoku University. Link: http://cleanplanet.co.jp/news/en/15.03.30%20Clean%20Planet%20-%20Press%20release.pdf Clean Planet Inc. and Tohoku University to launch “Clean Energy Research Lab” to develop a clean, safe and abundant form of energy for our global community. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TOKYO – March 30, 2015 Clean Planet Inc. and The Research Center for Electron Photon Science of Tohoku University agreed to establish the collaborative research division – Condensed Matter Nuclear Reaction Division at Tohoku University. In this division, fundamental research on condensed matter nuclear reaction, R&D on energy generation and nuclear...
  • Combat Nanites, Defensive and Offensive, Medical and Engineering

    03/29/2015 10:11:22 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Amazon ^ | 2014-01-12 | Casey Calouette
     A good man's book, pithy and realistic look at miliatry life overlaid by a slight sci-fi overview with intriguing technical implications.  amazon.com/Trial-Ice-Star-Too-Book-ebook/dp/B00GGP8H12  Trial by Ice (A Star Too Far Book 1)  [Kindle Edition] Casey Calouette  $2.99 Military use of nanites and drones is woven into a tale that is only peripherally science-fiction, more properly military fiction by someone who has been there and seen that. The anti-personnel drones are much less extreme than those in Philip K. Dick's 1953 Second Variety, free on Kindle, the original book rather faithfully portrayed in the 1995 film Screamers, the full version of which is available on...
  • Score a Victory for Cruz over Brown In Most Recent Climate Change Scuffle

    03/25/2015 3:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | March 25, 2015 | Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger, Cato Institute
    On Sunday, in anticipation of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) announcement that he intends to run for president, California governor Jerry Brown (D), declared to NBC’s Meet the Press Cruz was “absolutely unfit to be running for office.” Why? Because of Cruz’s stance on climate change—some of which Cruz laid out on late night TV last week. But comparing Cruz’s comments on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Brown’s remarks on Meet the Press, it is pretty clear that it is Gov. Brown who needs to spend more time familiarizing himself with the scientific literature on climate change and especially its...
  • Gov’t could swallow your backyard for new national monuments

    03/25/2015 11:49:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Should university-bred legislators, government bureaucrats and environmentalists have their way, America, and much of the world by default, will go hungry Apparatus to attack public land use and private ownership is fully operational as the effort to create new national monuments rolls forward. Among recently proposed plans in California, U.S. representatives and environmentalists have carved out 360,000 acres of beautiful countryside, much of it productive, to stash away as natural “landscape.” Reviewing the map of the projected Berryessa Snow Mountain area to be cordoned off for limited, if not prohibited public use in sections, it’s easy to locate private tracts...
  • Global Warming Is Anti-Science

    03/25/2015 9:46:31 AM PDT · by hauerf · 9 replies
    Briggs' blog ^ | 03/25/2015 | William M Briggs
    It is not anti-science to say that humans influence the climate, because, of course, humans, and every other species on the planet, influences the climate. At the least, humans move through the atmosphere, which influences it and hence the climate. Only a science denier would deny this. It is an semi-open question how much humans, and each other species, influences the climate. What is not an open question, indeed it is a question as closed as can be, that the global-warming-of-doom promised by organizations like the IPCC has failed to materialize in the ways these groups have promised. Only science...
  • FEMA to deny funds to global warming skeptic governors

    03/24/2015 12:58:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 24, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Warmist efforts to shut down scientific skepticism – the very heart of the scientific method – have escalated from mere rhetoric to mobilizing the financial might of the federal government to punish those who dare doubt the orthodoxy. Even though the computer models that have failed to predict actual outcomes must be continually rejiggered, they are proclaimed to be “settled science,” and doubters are to be punished. Now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is preparing to financially punish states whose governors are regarded as heretics. Philly.com reports:
  • Global Warming and the Great Pumpkin

    03/23/2015 11:09:06 AM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | 03/23/15 | Reasonmclucus
    After watching last Halloween’s broadcast of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, I realized that Linus van Pelt is like those who preach global warming. Linus doesn’t let the failure of the Great Pumpkin to appear destroy his belief that the Great Pumpkin exists. Similarly, the climate shaman who preach global warming won’t let colder than normal winter weather in recent years destroy their belief that someday their “Great Pumpkin” will rise from the pumpkin patch and distribute warming throughout the world.
  • In Milky Way, 100 Billion Planets May Exist in Habitable Zone

    03/23/2015 12:44:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Weather.com ^ | March 18, 2015 | Michele Berger
    Life on Earth exists becuase of the sun and our distance from it. Without that star and the energy it gives off, we’d be what NASA once described as a “lifeless ball of ice-coated rock.” Luckily, we are far enough from it, and as of right now, it’s not radiating so much light as to make our planet uninhabitable. In some ways, we’re in the sweet spot, and researchers may have discovered many more such connections. Stars in the Milky Way may have 100 billion planets — two, on average, per star — in their habitable zone, the area far...
  • Italian Researchers Expect 3D Printed Eyes by 2027, Providing Enhanced Vision & WiFi Connection

    03/21/2015 8:34:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 20, 2015 | Bridget Butler Millsaps
    There’s one thing you may have begun to notice about digital design and 3D printing: whatever you think might happen in the future is probably going to advance far beyond whatever you envisioned or thought might be a cool idea. And literally, one day you may be envisioning your entire world, and recording it as well, through completely artificially constructed, 3D printed eyeballs. You may be able to say goodbye to prescription glasses and contact lenses — and even your camera, as your original retina is replaced by a new and digital network contained inside your head, and even able...
  • This Scientist Invented a Simple Way to Mass-Produce Graphene

    03/21/2015 8:25:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 20, 2015 | John Wenz
    Caltech's David Boyd has done what scientists have been struggling to do for years: He says he's figured out a cheap, easy way to make graphene, and to make a lot of it. The kicker? He's using technology from the 1960s. Cooking up graphene Graphene was a wonder material first theorized in 1947 and not actually proven in the real world until years later, when scientists did it in the strangest of ways in 2003: by rubbing a pencil across some Scotch tape. Made of sheets of carbon just one atom thick, the stuff is tough, durable, and conductible. It's...
  • Scientists Confirm IOM Recommendation for Vitamin D Intake Was Miscalculated and Is Far Too Low

    03/21/2015 2:39:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Newswise ^ | March 16, 2015 | Creighton University
    Newswise — SAN DIEGO, CA (March 16, 2015) - Researchers at UC San Diego and Creighton University have challenged the intake of vitamin D recommended by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Institute of Medicine (IOM), stating that their Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D underestimates the need by a factor of ten. In a letter1 published last week in the journal Nutrients the scientists confirmed a calculation error noted by other investigators, by using a data set from a different population. Dr. Cedric F. Garland, Dr.P.H., adjunct professor at UC San Diego’s Department of Family Medicine and Public...
  • It’s Not “Global Warming.” It’s “Springtime.”

    03/19/2015 9:33:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Alan Caruba
    Claims, like Rachel Carson’s, represent an anti-humanity, anti-energy, and anti-capitalism agenda of the environmental movement After decades of environmental claims that “global warming” would plunge the planet into catastrophic harm to its human and other inhabitants—at the same time blaming humans for causing it—the sheer arrogance and ignorance of these claims always ignores the real power that is represented by the Earth itself and the beginning of Spring should be proof enough for anyone paying any attention. This year, Spring begins in the northern hemisphere on Friday, March 20 at 6:45 PM EDT. In the southern hemisphere it marks the...
  • Obama and United Nations to Force Netanyahu into Two-State Solution

    03/19/2015 9:31:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Under Obama, the United States is ready to work with the U.N. to pressure Israel into accepting the resolution President Barack Obama always gets what he wants. He circumvents the Constitution, and circumvents Congress, to do it, but he always gets what he wants in the end. I am sure it is frustrating to him that the Republicans refuse to be a rubber stamp for Obama’s foreign anti-American policies. But, despite the “obstructionists,” as he likes to call them, in Congress, Obama has succeeded in federalizing a number of issues, creating racial divide, and knocking America down a few notches...
  • A Look At Overdiagnosis

    03/18/2015 6:14:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/18/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    The term “overdiagnosis” came into vogue in 2011, with the publication of best seller Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health, by MDs H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, and Steve Woloshin. As lead author Welch explains in his introduction: “While the term sounds like it means simply ‘excessive diagnosis,’ it actually has a more precise meaning. Overdiagnosis occurs when individuals are diagnosed with conditions that will never cause symptoms or death.” Overdiagnosis matters because the health care system has no mechanism in place for distinguishing between a legitimate diagnosis and an overdiagnosis. As such, an overdiagnosed patient will...
  • Common Core Teaches a Big Fat Lie

    03/17/2015 2:25:43 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 21 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 3/17/15 | Steve Berman
    The Left has its own Da Vinci Code, a secret woven into the fabric of its power, shrouded by layers of intrigue, and defended to the death by secret societies pledged to its eternal preservation. Here it is, exposed: Science = TruthPhilosophy = Opinion And it’s as wrong today as it was in Plato’s day. If the fictional Robert Langdon stumbled onto the Church’s hidden legend in Dan Brown’s novel, then all-too-real associate professor of philosophy Justin McBrayer, has vitiated the Left’s Necronomicon in his New York Times piece, “Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts.” As a...
  • Climate Change is the Silly Putty of Leftists

    03/17/2015 10:46:03 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 19 replies
    Original | March 17, 2015 | Not John Milton
  • The Sasquatch carbon footprints of the sanctimonious environmentalists

    03/17/2015 9:42:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/17/15 | Judi McLeod
    Next they'll be banning singing in the 5-minute-or-less-shower. Singing in the shower blots out the sounds of jet engines overhead transporting carbon footprint Sasquatch to their next jet stop Overlooked in the Barack and Michelle Obama same-day separate flights to L.A.: Their indelible Sasquatch carbon footprints. “President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama flew to Los Angeles on Thursday for TV appearances but took separate flights, collectively costing taxpayers at least $1 million. (FoxNews. March 15, 2015) “The president went to appear live on comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show on ABC, while the first lady went to Warner Bros.’ studios...
  • Mountain Lion Shot: Death Necessary

    03/17/2015 8:15:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A young mountain lion had taken up residence under a farm porch in Nebraska.  Nebraska has a growing population of lions.  As with most predators, when the young reach adolescence, they are driven from the territories of their parents.  The choice is stark, the proverbial natural order without food stamps, or magical lemonade springs.  Find their own territory with enough prey animals to kill and eat; or starve.  Most starve. This lion was a bit smaller than most adolescents.  Perhaps its mother had been killed in a fight with another lion, or had been fatally wounded by a deer...