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  • Bill Nye blows gasket when a real scientist schools him on facts about ‘climate change’

    04/23/2017 11:59:58 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 88 replies
    CNN and the BLAZE ^ | Apr 22, 2017 | Chris Enloe
    Bill Nye, known for his 1990’s science kid’s show who has since become an outspoken advocate on “climate change,” accused CNN of doing a “disservice” to its audience on Saturday by having a real scientist on their network to discuss climate change. The CNN “New Day Saturday” panel, which included Nye and William Happer, a physicist at Princeton University,” became heated after Happer said the climate change that Nye talks about is a “myth.” “There’s this myth that’s developed around carbon dioxide that it’s a pollutant, but you and I both exhale carbon dioxide with every breath. Each of...
  • Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory

    12/23/2016 7:21:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 50 replies
    Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory  
  • Mr Wood's Alternative Christmas Message (Physicist says Santa doesn't exist! YouTube vid: 6min)

    12/26/2014 8:46:47 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/23/14
    What a grouch!
  • A Must-Read Essay By Israeli Physicist Haim Harari on the Arab Spring and Barack Obama’s Incoherent

    11/30/2011 6:30:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 11/30/11 | Joel B. Pollak
    Israeli physicist Dr. Haim Harari, former president of Israel’s world-renowned Weizmann Institute of Science, recently laid forth an analysis of the Arab Spring and its aftermath that is a must-read as Egyptians elect a new government this week. Harari points out that the only stable and powerful political forces in most Arab countries are the military and the Islamist movements, with some tribal forces playing a role in certain Arab states. The outlook for true liberal democracy–with individual rights, respect for opposition, and checks and balances of power–is therefore grim, Harari concludes. In addition, Harari offers an analysis of the...
  • Are We One of Many Universes? MIT Physicist Says "Yes"

    02/19/2011 1:59:12 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 80 replies
    Daily Galaxy ^ | 2/18/11 | Casey Kazan
    Modern cosmology theory holds that our universe may be just one in a vast collection of universes known as the multiverse. MIT physicist Alan Guth has suggested that new universes (known as “pocket universes”) are constantly being created, but they cannot be seen from our universe. In this view, “nature gets a lot of tries — the universe is an experiment that’s repeated over and over again, each time with slightly different physical laws, or even vastly different physical laws,” says Jaffe. Some of these universes would collapse instants after forming; in others, the forces between particles would be so...
  • Biology May Not Be So Complex After All, Physicist Finds

    03/20/2010 10:10:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 624+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 3/19/10
    ScienceDaily (Mar. 19, 2010) — Centuries ago, scientists began reducing the physics of the universe into a few, key laws described by a handful of parameters. Such simple descriptions have remained elusive for complex biological systems -- until now.Emory biophysicist Ilya Nemenman has identified parameters for several biochemical networks that distill the entire behavior of these systems into simple equivalent dynamics. The discovery may hold the potential to streamline the development of drugs and diagnostic tools, by simplifying the research models.
  • Sudden disappearance of Deep River scientist mystifies colleagues

    02/21/2010 3:24:50 PM PST · by hennie pennie · 331 replies · 5,189+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | February 21, 2010 | Canada East Interactive Staff
    TORONTO - There are still no leads in the case of an eastern Ontario scientist who disappeared without a trace last month, leaving his colleagues mystified. Lachlan Cranswick hasn't been seen since Jan. 18, when he left work at the National Research Council's Canadian Neutron Beam Centre in Chalk River, northwest of Ottawa. His nearby Deep River house was reportedly left unlocked and his car was in the garage. His wallet, keys and passport have all been accounted for......
  • SCIENTIST VANISHES WITHOUT TRACE [Chalk River Nuclear Facility, Canada]

    02/21/2010 3:14:44 PM PST · by Cindy · 58 replies · 2,396+ views
    NOTE: Photo included. SNIPPET: "On Jan. 18, Lachlan Cranswick left the Chalk River nuclear facility, where he worked, and took a bus to Deep River, the small town on the Ottawa River where he lived. The 41-year-old physicist, whose job entailed running experiments for the National Research Council, had just finished some work for a researcher overseas and left his findings on his desk, to be mailed later. Sometime that night or the next morning, he took his garbage bins outside for pickup. Then, he vanished without a trace. When he didn't show up for work for several days and...
  • Iranian nuclear physics professor dies in Tehran bomb blast - reports (regime blames opposition)

    01/12/2010 2:14:03 AM PST · by SolidWood · 40 replies · 2,301+ views
    BBC ^ | 12 January 2010 | BBC
    An Iranian nuclear physics professor has been killed in a bomb attack in the capital Tehran, Iranian media say. They say that Masoud Mohammadi died after a remotely controlled bomb exploded near his home. Iranian media describe him as a "devoted revolutionary professor" killed by "anti-revolutionary" groups. It comes at a time of heightened tension in Iran, following June's disputed presidential election and mass protests against the government. Prof Mohammadi of Tehran University "was killed in a booby-trapped motorbike blast" in the city's northern Qeytariyeh district, Press TV said. It showed pictures from the scene of the blast, saying windows...
  • Nuclear scientist killed by motorcycle bomb in Iran

    01/12/2010 1:12:33 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies · 1,188+ views
    The Times ^ | 1/12/2010 | Sophie Tedmanson
    An Iranian nuclear scientist was killed by a remote-controlled bomb in Tehran today. The victim was identified as Professor Massoud Mohammadi, who worked at Tehran University. He was killed near his home in a northern part of the capital by a booby-trapped motorcycle. A senior Interior Ministry official, Mehdi Mohammadifar, said the motive for the bombing was under investigation. "Apparently this man was a university professor who was killed close to his home this morning in an explosion," Mr Mohammadifar said. The official IRNA news agency said it was not yet clear how many people were killed in the blast,...
  • Iranian nuclear physicist killed in bombing

    01/12/2010 1:24:35 AM PST · by bushpilot1 · 7 replies · 548+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jan 2010 | NASSER KARIMI
    A nuclear physics professor at Tehran University was killed Tuesday by a bomb-rigged motorcycle parked outside his home in Iran's capital, state media reported.
  • Hadron Collider physicist Adlene Hicheur charged with terrorism

    10/12/2009 9:52:25 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 68 replies · 4,963+ views
    The Times ^ | 10/13/2009 | Charles Bremner and Adam Sage in Paris
    A French physicist with the European atomic research centre near Geneva was charged with terrorism offences by a Paris judge last night after investigators said that he offered to work with the North African branch of al-Qaeda. Adlčne Hicheur, 32, who is of Algerian origin, was arrested last week with his younger brother after intelligence agents intercepted his alleged internet contacts with al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. The physicist, who works at the giant atomic collider at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research), which straddles Swiss and French territory, told the Islamic group that he was interested in committing an...
  • What do you get if you divide science by God?

    03/24/2009 7:27:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 870+ views ^ | 24 March 2009
    A prize-winning quantum physicist says a spiritual reality is veiled from us, and science offers a glimpse behind that veil. So how do scientists investigating the fundamental nature of the universe assess any role of God, asks Mark Vernon. The Templeton Prize, awarded for contributions to "affirming life's spiritual dimension", has been won by French physicist Bernard d'Espagnat, who has worked on quantum physics with some of the most famous names in modern science....D'Espagnat worked with Wheeler, though he himself reckons quantum theory suggests something different. For him, quantum physics shows us that reality is ultimately "veiled" from us. The...
  • [Chinese] Physicist admits sending US space know-how to China

    11/17/2008 1:56:56 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 16 replies · 943+ views
    Breibart ^ | 11.17.08
    A Chinese-born physicist Monday pleaded guilty before a US court to illegally exporting American military space know-how to China, US officials said. Naturalized US citizen Shu Quan-Sheng, admitted handing over to Beijing information on the design and development of a fueling system for space launch vehicles between 2003 and 2007, the Justice Department said. Shu, 68, pleaded guilty to violating the Arms Export Control Act by helping Chinese officials based at the space facility on southern Hainan island to develop manned space flight and future missions to the Moon. He also acknowledged he had sent them in December 2003 a...
  • Shy Japanese Nobel laureate has no passport: wife ( never traveled abroad, hates parties)

    10/08/2008 5:12:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 715+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/08/08
    Shy Japanese Nobel laureate has no passport: wife Wed Oct 8, 3:06 AM ET Japanese Nobel Physics laureate Toshihide Maskawa, an introvert devoted to thinking about the universe, has no passport to go to Stockholm to accept the prize, his wife revealed on Wednesday. Maskawa, 68, was one of three physicists to share the prestigious award announced Tuesday for his groundbreaking work on fundamental particles. But his wife, Akiko, said that Maskawa does not travel overseas and feels "quite allergic to trying to speak English." "And if he needs to go to the award ceremony, he'll need first to apply...
  • Big Bang: Nightmares and Dreams -- Physicist Michio Kaku discusses the Large Hadron Collider [Video]

    09/11/2008 12:24:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies · 198+ views
    Click here to watch video.
  • John A. Wheeler, Physicist Who Coined the Term ‘Black Hole,’ Is Dead at 96

    04/14/2008 12:47:47 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 77+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4/14/08 | Dennis Overbye
    John A. Wheeler, a visionary physicist and teacher who helped invent the theory of nuclear fission, gave black holes their name and argued about the nature of reality with Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, died Sunday morning at his home in Hightstown, N.J. He was 96. Skip to next paragraph The cause was pneumonia, said his daughter Alison Wheeler Lahnston. Dr. Wheeler was a young, impressionable professor in 1939 when Bohr, the Danish physicist and his mentor, arrived in the United States aboard a ship from Denmark and confided to him that German scientists had succeeded in splitting uranium atoms....
  • Physicist needs $20,000 for time-travel experiment

    04/09/2007 12:40:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 87 replies · 2,357+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 4/8/07 | Tom Paulson
    Without funding, lab space will be lostThe Seattle scientist who wants to test a controversial prediction from quantum theory that says light particles can go backward in time is, himself, running out of time. It's not a wormhole or warp in the space-time continuum. The problem is more mundane -- a black hole in the time-and-money continuum spawned by today's increasingly risk-averse, "performance-based" approach to funding research. "I guess you could say we're now living on borrowed time," wryly joked John Cramer, a physicist at the University of Washington. "All we need to keep going is maybe $20,000, but nobody...
  • Mysterious Death of Iranian Nuclear Physicist

    02/08/2007 5:23:43 AM PST · by nuconvert · 23 replies · 1,601+ views ^ | Feb. 6, 2007
    Mysterious Death of Iranian Nuclear Physicist Esfandiar Saffari - 2007.02.08 Despite initial denials by Iran’s state-run media, Baztab news website [affiliated with former Passdaran Revolutionary Guards commander Mohsen Rezai] confirmed the “mysterious” death of Ardeshir Hosseinpour, a senior nuclear physicist involved in the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. Baztab quoted “one of Hosseinpour’s acquaintances” as saying, “Unfortunately, 20 days ago, Dr. Ardeshir Hosseinpour, who was only 40 years old and a medal-holder in Kung Fu, passed away in a house belonging to a professor at Shiraz University.” Baztab did not reveal further more details about the death, but confirmed that Dr....
  • Yuval Ne'eman, dean of Israeli scientists, dies at 80

    04/29/2006 7:42:56 PM PDT · by RightWingAtheist · 5 replies · 349+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 27 2006 | Judy Siegel
    Prof. Yuval Ne'eman, 80, a world-acclaimed physicist, multi-talented academic, one of Israel's most prominent scientists and a right-wing ideologue, died on Wednesday at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center after suffering a stroke. Born in Tel Aviv on May 14, 1925, he was not only the initiator of the Science and Technology Ministry and twice minister but also the founder and chairman of the Israel Space Agency. His coffin is to be on view in the courtyard of the Tel Aviv University Senate Building on Thursday from noon, and a funeral ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in the presence of...