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  • Monsanto Pushes Back Against California, Arkansas Restrictions on Products

    06/28/2017 7:45:47 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 9 replies
    Laboratory equipment news ^ | June 28, 2017 | Lauren Scrudato
    Monsanto’s legal woes continue to mount as two separate state-level decisions against the agrochemical company’s products were announced this past week. In a first for the U.S., California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) reported on June 26 that it will require Monsanto’s popular weed killer product Roundup to have a label warning stating it contains a known carcinogenic. Beginning July 7, 2017, Roundup’s primary ingredient glyphosate will be added to California’s Proposition 65, a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive damage. Monsanto and other companies that produce glyphosate-based products in the state...
  • Weed Killer Under Attack From Tree Huggers

    06/24/2017 6:13:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 150 replies ^ | June 24, 2017 | Brian Darling
    For over two years now, environmental activists and anti-industry groups have been raging against the U.S. government, the European Union, and practically anybody else that would listen about the herbicide glyphosate. Glyphosate is a weed killer and the main ingredient in RoundUp.  Weed killers are obviously a critical tool for American farmers and farmers around the world. The left-wingers are attacking weed killers despite the chemical receiving a clean bill of health from both the EPA and Europe’s main food safety and chemical authorities. reported late last year that “in November 2015, the European Food Safety Authority, or EFSA,...
  • I worked on the EPA’s climate change website. Its removal is a declaration of war.

    06/23/2017 10:05:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 141 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | By Jason Samenow
    This spring, political officials at the Environmental Protection Agency removed the agency’s climate change website, one of the world’s top resources for information on the science and effects of climate change. To me, a scientist who managed this website for more than five years, its removal signifies a declaration of war on climate science by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. There can be no other interpretation. I draw this conclusion as a meteorologist with a specialization in climate science and as an independent voter who strives to keep my political and scientific views separate. I concede that this specific issue is...
  • These 7 Disruptive Technologies Could Be Worth Trillions of Dollars

    06/19/2017 12:28:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jason Dorrier, Managing editor
    Scientists, technologists, engineers, and visionaries are building the future. Amazing things are in the pipeline. It’s a big deal. But you already knew all that. Such speculation is common. What’s less common? Scale. How big is big? “Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, Silicon Dock, all of the Silicons around the world, they are dreaming the dream. They are innovating,” Catherine Wood said at Singularity University’s Exponential Finance in New York. “We are sizing the opportunity. That's what we do.” Wood is founder and CEO of ARK Investment Management, a research and investment company focused on the growth potential of today’s disruptive...
  • The Odds of Evolution Are Zero

    06/15/2017 12:50:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 559 replies ^ | JUne 15. 2017 | Jerry Newcombe
    Zero times anything is zero. The odds of life just happening by chance are zero. This universe just springing into being by chance is impossible. It takes a leap of blind faith to believe in evolution, unguided or guided. Of course, there are tiny changes within kinds. It seems to me usually when the evolutionists make their case, they point to these tiny changes. The analogies to the improbability of evolution by a random process are endless. A hurricane blows through a junkyard and assembles a fully functioning 747 jet. Scrabble pieces are randomly spilled out on the board, and...
  • In Switzerland, a giant new machine is sucking carbon directly from the air

    06/13/2017 9:15:24 AM PDT · by Ouchthatonehurt · 68 replies
    ScienceMag.Org ^ | June 1, 2017 | Christa Marshall
    The world's first commercial plant for capturing carbon dioxide directly from the air opened yesterday, refueling a debate about whether the technology can truly play a significant role in removing greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere.
  • Greenfield: I Don’t Believe in Science

    06/11/2017 6:45:43 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 14 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 6/9/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    I Don’t Believe in Science The mad theology of environmentalists who love science to death. June 9, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Governor Brown has been touring Communist China to denounce America. Americans, unlike the Chinese Communists whose cities are unbreathable, don’t care about the environment and won’t implement phony ecocratic measures whose real purpose is to transfer money from working families to Brown’s big green business pals and Chinese solar panel manufacturers. Congress “doesn’t believe in science”, Governor...

    06/08/2017 11:10:09 PM PDT · by repentant_pundit · 35 replies
    Lake Erie water levels have risen to a near record high, causing flood concern for nearby homeowners. reports Lake Erie's last reading put the body of water at 574 feet (175 meters), just 7.3 inches (19 centimeters) shy of an all-time high in 1986. Environmental officials say heavy rains and months of melting snow are responsible for the recent hike in water levels. They say high water levels will surge even more if strong storms continue to drench the region. Residents with lakefront properties say they've lost patios and staircases due to the rising water and subsequent flooding.
  • Stanford Research on Sex Differences Reveals a Leftist Rejection of Science

    06/07/2017 3:54:55 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 10 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 5, 2017 | Tom Ciccotta
    Research on sex-based cognitive differences from Stanford University’s magazine on medicine published this week indirectly highlights the “anti-science” attitude that runs throughout modern progressive thought. ...
  • Big Bang Blowup at Scientific American

    05/30/2017 10:44:18 AM PDT · by fishtank · 135 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 5-30-2017 | Jake Hebert, Ph.D.
    Big Bang Blowup at Scientific American by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * The February 2017 issue of Scientific American contains an article by three prominent theoretical physicists from Princeton and Harvard who strongly question the validity of cosmic inflation, an important part of the modern Big Bang theory.1 They argued that inflation can never be shown to be wrong—it cannot be falsified—and therefore inflation isn’t even a scientific hypothesis. Inflation theory was proposed by physicist Alan Guth to solve a number of serious problems in early versions of the Big Bang model. Supposedly, the universe underwent an extremely short period of...
  • More bad news for Warmists: NASA finds no retreat of polar ice

    05/30/2017 5:40:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 5/30/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The notion that the polar ice caps would melt and flood coastal cities was always the best marketing tool for the global warming fraud. After all, some people prefer warm weather, and no part of the United States in in the tropics, where heat per se would be the most bothersome. Until humans develop gills, flooded cities would be a write-off. But, the ice caps just didn’t get the message, and, as we reported yesterday, the ice caps are just as thick as they were decades ago. Those poor polar bears stranded on small pieces of ice will be just...
  • CRISPR Gene-Editing Can Cause Hundreds of Unexpected Mutations

    05/29/2017 8:13:36 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 12 replies
    Science Alert ^ | May 30, 2017 | Bec Crew
    It's been hailed as one of the most potentially transformative inventions in modern medicine, bringing the prospect of designer babies closer than any other technology to date, but CRISPR-Cas9 could be riskier than we thought. The technology that could spark a gene-editing revolution has been caught introducing hundreds of unintended mutations into the genome, and with scientists already testing it in humans, it's set off some serious alarm bells. "We feel it's critical that the scientific community consider the potential hazards of all off-target mutations caused by CRISPR, including single nucleotide mutations and mutations in non-coding regions of the genome,"...
  • Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

    05/25/2017 8:02:24 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 75 replies
    Science Alert ^ | May 25, 2017 | Dom Galeon
    Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky action at a distance" - also known as quantum entanglement. This quantum effect is behind what makes quantum computers work, as quantum bits (qubits) generally rely on entanglement to process data and information. It's also the working theory behind the possibility of quantum teleportation. The long and short of it is this: entangled particles affect one another regardless of distance, where a measurement of the state of one would instantly influence the state of the other. However, it remains "spooky"...
  • DELINGPOLE: ‘Penises Cause Climate Change’; Progressives Fooled by Peer-Reviewed Hoax Study

    05/20/2017 12:54:49 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/20/2017 | James Delingpole
    Gender studies is a fake academic industry populated by charlatans, deranged activists and gullible idiots. Now, a pair of enterprising hoaxers has proved it scientifically by persuading an academic journal to peer-review and publish their paper claiming that the penis is not really a male genital organ but a social construct. The paper, published by Cogent Social Sciences – “a multidisciplinary open access journal offering high quality peer review across the social sciences” – also claims that penises are responsible for causing climate change. The two hoaxers are Peter Boghossian, a full-time faculty member in the Philosophy department at Portland...
  • Confessions of a Denier: The Last Word on Global Warming

    05/10/2017 8:19:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/10/17 | Andrew G. Benjamin
    When it gets warmer it's global warming. When it freezes over it's global warming. When the temps don't change it's global warming. I trust by now you understand that the science has been settled Albert Einstein reportedly said concerning the book dissidents had written to his Theory of Relativity, One Hundred Authors Against Einstein, “Why 100? If I were wrong, then one would have been enough.” Ever since I was a young man seven weeks ago, sledding down a hill in high snow across from my family’s apartment where the then-Soviet-era KGB’s headquarters on the Buda side of Budapest had...
  • Trump’s war on science continues with EPA firings

    05/08/2017 10:17:44 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 63 replies ^ | 5/8/17 | Gersh Kuntzman
    President Trump's war on basic facts continues — but this time, you'll literally end up choking on it. Late last week, the President and his Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott "Coal Belchin'" Pruitt quietly fired half of the 18-member Board of Scientific Counselors, a panel that evaluates research done by EPA scientists to help government regulators create the rules that protect clean air, water and soil, among many other things. It's part of a larger war on science that includes a House bill that would require more industry representatives on another EPA science panel so that it's oversight of industry...
  • Netflix Edits ‘Bill Nye’ Episode to Remove Segment Saying Chromosomes Determine Gender

    05/03/2017 2:16:41 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/03/2017 | Alex Griswold
    When uploaded to Netflix, an episode of the educational children's show "Bill Nye the Science Guy" cut out a segment saying that chromosomes determine one's gender. In the original episode, titled "Probability," a young woman told viewers, "I'm a girl. Could have just as easily been a boy, though, because the probability of becoming a girl is always 1 in 2." "See, inside each of our cells are these things called chromosomes, and they control whether we become a boy or a girl, " the young woman continued. "See, there are only two possibilities: XX, a girl, or XY, a...
  • DARPA Is Planning to Hack the Human Brain to Let Us “Upload” Skills

    05/03/2017 8:42:39 AM PDT · by kosciusko51 · 41 replies
    Futurism ^ | May 2, 2017 | Karla Lant
    In March 2016, DARPA — the U.S. military’s “mad science” branch — announced their Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) program. The TNT program aims to explore various safe neurostimulation methods for activating synaptic plasticity, which is the brain’s ability to alter the connecting points between neurons — a requirement for learning. DARPA hopes that building up that ability by subjecting the nervous system to a kind of workout regimen will enable the brain to learn more quickly.
  • Lucy Languishes as a Human-Ape Link

    05/02/2017 10:36:52 AM PDT · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 2017 | Frank Sherwin
    Lucy Languishes as a Human-Ape Link by Frank Sherwin, M.A. * Evidence for Creation Human evolution has consistently been shown to be without scientific or biblical merit. Although a parade of supposed transitions are displayed in every conceivable outlet, non-Darwinists maintain that the links between people and our alleged ape-like ancestors are—missing.
  • Ten Questions To Ask Yourself About Revelation 12

    04/28/2017 9:23:51 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 28 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 4/28/17 | Gary
    As I've studied Revelation 12 and whether or not the astronomical alignment on September 23rd, 2017 fulfills the heavenly sign that the Apostle John saw, I've tried to poke as many holes in it as I can.  An argument is only strong if it can withstand continual scrutiny.  I've heard dozens of supposed rebuttals and arguments against it and I've even prayed that if this isn't the sign for God to show me where we went wrong in identifying it as such.  Yet after dozens of objections falling flat I find my confidence in this theory only growing.  More...