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  • Want To See Uranus With The Naked Eye? Tonight Is The Night

    10/19/2017 6:43:03 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 40 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh (KDKA) ^ | October 19, 2017
    All jokes aside, tonight is the night if you want to see Uranus.
  • A New Cancer Treatment Could Replace Chemotherapy And Its Painful Side Effects In 10 Years

    10/03/2017 9:26:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Malaysian Digest ^ | Tuesday, 03 October 2017 14:11
    Mention chemotherapy and most of us will cringe in horror at the thought of the dreaded side effects of this standard medical treatment for cancer. However, a new treatment without involving debilitating chemotherapy is on the horizon. According to a University of Hong Kong medical expert, this new therapy that kills cancer cells by boosting the body’s immune system is now undergoing human clinical trials and could well replace chemotherapy within a decade. Thomas Yau Chung-cheung, clinical associate professor at Hong Kong University, shared the progress of 200 cancer patients in the city who are undergoing this new immunotherapy treatment...
  • Reasons Why Climate Alarmism and the Fear it is Meant to Generate is Unjustified

    10/03/2017 9:18:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    Note: This piece was co-authored by H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D.In the world of science, debates rarely end. Only after years of careful analyses, rigorous scientific studies, and the replication of findings can scientists safely declare they believe a theory has likely been proven. And even then, real scientists know virtually every scientific conclusion is subject to further debate and experimentation as additional insights are discovered.On the topic of the science of climate change, including the causes and potential dangers, the debate is still very much alive and well. But the current climate-change debate held in most public forums, including in...
  • Modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago new study suggests

    09/29/2017 8:22:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | September 28, 2017 | Uppsala University
    A genomic analysis of ancient human remains from KwaZulu-Natal revealed that southern Africa has an important role to play in writing the history of humankind. A research team from Uppsala University, Sweden, the Universities of Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand, South Africa, presents their results in the September 28th early online issue of Science. The team sequenced the genomes of seven individuals who lived in southern Africa 2300-300 years ago. The three oldest individuals dating to 2300-1800 years ago were genetically related to the descendants of the southern Khoe-San groups, and the four younger individuals who lived 500-300 years ago were...
  • The Political Abuse of Science

    09/24/2017 8:43:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 24, 2017 | Anthony J. DeBlasi
    It has always bothered me that while science cannot explain things like hate and love, good and bad, and many of the most important things in human life, it is used as “authority” for meddling in human affairs. The impulse to explain everything with science has generated a group of pseudoscientists that provide a great tool to power hawkers for their agendas. When I first heard the term “social science,” for example, I wanted to laugh but couldn’t. We all know – has it been forgotten? – that there is no science for that which science cannot define, the case...
  • Dogs' Love of Man Isn't Just a Con Job

    09/22/2017 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    One of my favorite kinds of news stories is the report of a new scientific study that verifies the obvious. You've seen them. New research finds that heterosexual men are attracted to very attractive women. Evidence collected by wildlife researchers has confirmed that bears really do use the woods as toilets. But some research that corroborates the obvious is exciting because some people refuse to accept the obvious. Which brings me to the work of Dr. Gregory Berns, a neuroscientist at Emory University and the author of "What It's Like to Be a Dog." Berns has, from what I can...
  • Studies help explain link between autism, severe infection during pregnancy

    09/22/2017 2:08:53 AM PDT · by Enchante · 35 replies
    MIT News ^ | September 13, 2017 | Anne Trafton
    Mothers who experience an infection severe enough to require hospitalization during pregnancy are at higher risk of having a child with autism. Two new studies from MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School shed more light on this phenomenon and identify possible approaches to preventing it. In research on mice, the researchers found that the composition of bacterial populations in the mother’s digestive tract can influence whether maternal infection leads to autistic-like behaviors in offspring. They also discovered the specific brain changes that produce these behaviors. “We identified a very discrete brain region that seems to be modulating all...
  • How scientists got global warming sums wrong - bullied experts who dared to question the figures

    09/20/2017 6:39:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | September 20, 2017 | By James Delingpole
    The scientists who produce those doomsday reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finally come clean. The planet has stubbornly refused to heat up to predicted levels. Right now the scientists owe us an apology so enormous that I doubt even a bunch of two dozen roses every day for the rest of our lives is quite enough to make amends for the damage theyÂ’ve done. Thanks to their bad advice on climate change our gas and electricity bills have rocketed. So too have our taxes, our car bills and the cost of flying abroad, our kids have been...
  • Profs: Boys are better at physics because they play ‘pee games’

    09/18/2017 5:56:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 16, 2017 | Staff
    A trio of Australian academics say that the gender gap in physics — boys being better at the subject than girls — can be traced to the “pee games” in which boys engage during their youth.
  • Secularist Dogmas That Live Loudly Within Lefties

    09/15/2017 4:44:37 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 15, 2015 | George Neumayr
    For years, the Washington establishment held up Sally Quinn, the wife of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, as the society doyenne par excellence and a “serious” reporter. The Great and Good would gather at her mansion to bat around the issues of the day. Much talk of a sinister religiosity afoot in the land would ensue. But it turns out that Quinn, when not passing around drinks and appetizers to these self-proclaimed rationalists, was in the back playing with her tarot cards and concocting hexes for her enemies. In her new “spiritual memoir,” Finding Magic, Quinn discloses her...
  • Jerry Pournelle has passed away.

    09/09/2017 11:49:25 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 13 replies
    ALEX POURNELLE TEXTS: Hi I’m afraid that Jerry passed away We had a great time at DragonCon He did not suffer. Please feel free to post this news. Rest in peace, Jerry. You will be missed.
  • Zika virus can kill brain tumor cells, Washington University researchers discover

    09/05/2017 10:22:48 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 5, 2017 | Blythe Bernhard
    "We take a virus, learn how it works and then we leverage it," said Dr. Michael Diamond, a professor of molecular microbiology, pathology and immunology. "Let's take advantage of what it's good at, use it to eradicate cells we don't want. Take viruses that would normally do some damage and make them do some good."
  • It rains solid diamonds on Uranus and Neptune

    08/25/2017 6:57:33 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 55 replies
    National Post ^ | August 25, 2017 | Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post
    Researchers say they were able to produce 'diamond rain' using fancy plastic and high-powered lasers to recreate the intense conditions of the planets .... Consider this your daily reminder that the solar system is even more awesomely bonkers than you realized: On Uranus and Neptune, scientists forecast rain storms of solid diamonds. The gems form in the hydrocarbon-rich oceans of slush that swath the gas giants’ solid cores. Scientists have long speculated that the extreme pressures in this region might split those molecules into atoms of hydrogen and carbon, the latter of which then crystallize to form diamonds. These diamonds...
  • At the cellular level, a child’s loss of a father is associated with increased stress

    08/25/2017 3:55:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 3 replies
    The absence of a father — due to incarceration, death, separation or divorce — has adverse physical and behavioral consequences for a growing child. But little is known about the biological processes that underlie this link between father loss and child well-being. In a study (link is external) published July 18 in the journal Pediatrics, a team of FFCWS researchers report that the loss of a father has a significant adverse effect on telomeres, the protective nucleoprotein end caps of chromosomes. At 9 years of age, children who had lost their father had significantly shorter telomeres — 14 percent...
  • Trombone Playing Through the Eye of a MRI Scanner with the MRI Brass Repository Project

    08/23/2017 9:59:22 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 13 replies
    The Last Trombone ^ | 8/23/2017 | Douglas Yeo
    While individuals have been playing musical instruments that require vibrating lips to produce sound since before the dawn of recorded time – we need only think of the shofar, didgeridoo, and conch shell to begin a list of lip-blown aerophones of ancient origin – there is much about playing such instruments that remains a mystery. Whether thousands of years old or made last week at a modern brass instrument factory, the fundamental changes to brasses over the millennia have been those of material, construction and ergonomics rather than actual tone production. As every school child that has ever picked up...
  • Confirmed: Electrons Flowing Like Liquid in Graphene Are Insanely Superconductive

    08/23/2017 12:13:26 AM PDT · by Enchante · 36 replies
    Science Alert ^ | August 23, 2017 | Fiona MacDonald
    Electrons have been caught flowing through graphene like a liquid, reaching limits physicists thought were fundamentally impossible. This type of conductance is known as 'superballistic' flow, and this new experiment suggests it could revolutionise the way we conduct electricity. If that's not crazy enough, the super-fast flows actually occur as a result of electrons bouncing off each other, something that high school physics tells us should slow conductivity down.
  • Was There an Eclipse on Good Friday?

    08/22/2017 8:09:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 83 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-21-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Was There an Eclipse on Good Friday? Msgr. Charles Pope • August 21, 2017 • With the solar eclipse that occurred Monday, it occurred to me to consider the darkening of the sun that occurred when Jesus was on the Cross. Though some wish to explain it scientifically (as an eclipse), there may have been more at work than mere astronomy.In Luke 23:44, we read, It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour (i.e., from noon until 3:00 PM).Although this seems to describe a solar eclipse, it isn’t...
  • University Physics Researcher Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Denounces White Male Science

    08/15/2017 9:54:13 AM PDT · by Mafe · 85 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | August 15, 2017 | Dave Blount
    Modern science is mostly based on discoveries by white men. Therefore, it is racist and sexist and must be replaced with a new science. Enraged by the mild deviations from liberal orthodoxy that got James Damore fired from Google, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, a physics researcher at the University of Washington, is ready to do her part: Prescod-Weinstein takes issue with the contention—related to her by a “well-known scientist”—that “the Google memo failed to constitute hostile behavior because it cited peer-reviewed articles that suggest women have different brains,” arguing that “peer-reviewed” is not synonymous with “correct.”
  • Should We “Stop Equating ‘Science’ With Truth”?

    08/12/2017 12:48:03 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Quillette ^ | 11 Aug, 2017 | Heather Heying
    Actually: no. In the modern world, there are ever fewer reasons to maintain the distinct roles of men and women, which evolved over millions of years. But to imagine that we are not living with that inheritance is to reject not just science, but all forms of logic and reason. The message that liberates women is not: men and women are the same, and anyone who tells you different is oppressing you. The message that liberates women is: men and women are different. (And in fact, everyone who is intellectually honest knows this—see Geoffrey Miller’s excellent point regarding the central...
  • Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims

    08/11/2017 8:41:00 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th August 2017 | Matt McGrath
    Scientists have responded furiously to claims about climate change made in a live BBC radio interview. Experts told BBC News that the assertions made by former Chancellor Nigel Lawson on Radio 4's Today programme were simply untrue. Lord Lawson had claimed that global temperatures had "slightly declined" over the past 10 years. However, scientists working in the field said the records showed the complete opposite to be the case. BBC Radio 4's Today programme defended its decision to interview Lord Lawson on Thursday morning in a segment on climate change. The BBC argued that it had a duty to inform...