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  • Mississippi Supreme Court to decide if boy’s legal ‘biological’ parents are two lesbians

    12/09/2017 9:15:48 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 8, 2017 | Doug Mainwaring
    The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments last week about whether a boy born to a lesbian couple should be legally considered the biological son of his mother's female partner. Because of the nature of the child’s conception and the relationship of the adults in his life, the story is complicated. The two women who were “married” chose to have a child that would be conceived in one of them via anonymous sperm donation. The boy is now six years old. His mother’s “ex-spouse,” who helped raise the child from birth, sought to be recognized as a biological parent when the...
  • Black holes' magnetism surprisingly wimpy

    12/07/2017 2:52:50 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | 12/7/17
    Black holes are famous for their muscle: an intense gravitational pull known to gobble up entire stars and launch streams of matter into space at almost the speed of light. It turns out the reality may not live up to the hype. In a paper published today in the journal Science, University of Florida scientists have discovered these tears in the fabric of the universe have significantly weaker magnetic fields than previously thought. A 40-mile-wide black hole 8,000 light years from Earth named V404 Cygni yielded the first precise measurements of the magnetic field that surrounds the deepest wells of...
  • Lightning, with a chance of antimatter

    11/29/2017 11:01:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Kyoto University ^ | 27 November | Kyoto University
    Japanese netizens help scan lightning for gamma rays Japan -- A storm system approaches: the sky darkens, and the low rumble of thunder echoes from the horizon. Then without warning... Flash! Crash! -- lightning has struck. This scene, while familiar to anyone and repeated constantly across the planet, is not without a feeling of mystery. But now that mystery has deepened, with the discovery that lightning can result in matter-antimatter annihilation. In a collaborative study appearing in Nature, researchers from Japan describe how gamma rays from lightning react with the air to produce radioisotopes and even positrons -- the antimatter...
  • The Statement of Chemistry on the Origin of Life

    11/26/2017 6:49:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 183 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 26, 2017 | James Clinton
    In his August 1954, Scientific American article, "The Origin of Life," Nobel Prize winning Harvard Biologist George Wald stated, "One only has to contemplate the magnitude of this task to concede that the spontaneous generation of a living organism is impossible. Yet here we are as a result, I believe, of spontaneous generation." What is "the magnitude of this task" that reasonably renders a natural origin of life "impossible?" Dr. Wald states, "In the vast majority of processes in which we are interested the point of equilibrium lies far over toward the side of dissolution. That is to say, spontaneous...
  • Is the Golden Age of Antibiotics Over?

    11/25/2017 10:56:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 11/26 | Suchitra Bajpai Chaudhary, Senior Reporter
    Yes, say some international experts citing the rise of the super bug. But experts in UAE disagree and argue for better prescription protocols and patient responsibilityThe case of the six-year-old girl who developed antibiotic resistance is not an isolated one in the world of antibiotics. As these super drugs are routinely prescribed, controversies on their abuse and overuse are beginning to throw a big question-mark on whether antibiotics have outgrown their effectiveness. The question doing the rounds in many medical corridors is: Is the golden age of antibiotics over? “No, this is not true,” said Dr Sandeep Pargi, consultant pulmonologist...
  • Science edges closer to Bible account of Adam and Eve

    11/21/2017 10:37:04 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 74 replies
    WND ^ | 11/20/2017 | na
    'Since the Torah is the basic fabric of reality it cannot be hidden forever'! Scientists are coming closer and closer to the Bible, as more evidence arises of its accuracy, according to a report in Breaking Israel News. Science now supports the biblical account of the first man and woman in that it recognizes “Mitrochondrial Eve” and “Y-Chromosomal Adams,” the report said. BIN reports end times expert Rabbi Pinchas Winston describes the developing scientific view as “signal of redemption.” “During the exile there was great Hester Panim – a hiding of God’s face,” he told BIN. “As a result the...
  • If Global Warming Were Science, It Wouldn’t Need a PR Campaign

    11/20/2017 4:30:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Friday night, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. He spoke with environmentalist wacko and author Bill McKibben about his efforts to convince people that climate change is real. You know, if it was real, you wouldn’t have to convince people. That’s the thing about science. If it’s real, there’s no convincing. You don’t have to sell science. Science doesn’t need a marketing plan. Science doesn’t need a political action committee. Science doesn’t need donors. Science doesn’t need to run ads. Science is, by definition, science. It’s tested to the point of infallibility, and only then are conclusions published. And...
  • New film remembers amazing life of Hollywood screen siren Hedy Lamarr (TR)

    11/12/2017 5:08:19 AM PST · by DFG · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/12/2017 | Keiran Southern
    The remarkable life of the Hollywood siren who pioneered groundbreaking scientific inventions that paved the way for wifi and Bluetooth will be told in a new film. Hedy Lamarr, considered by her show business peers to be the most beautiful woman in the world during the 1940s and 50s, starred alongside the likes of Spencer Tracy, James Stewart and Clark Gable during her glittering acting career. But she was also a brilliant scientist who helped devise a frequency-hopping system which eventually formed the foundation for modern technologies such as wifi, GPS and Bluetooth.
  • Why can't the human body multi-task?

    11/12/2017 9:37:11 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 41 replies
    thenakedscientists ^ | 10/11/2009 | multiple entries found
    Question Why can't the human body multi-task? If you turn your right foot and move it slowly in a clockwise circle. So you're going round in a circle with your foot. Then writing a number 6 with the same hand that you're moving your foot on a piece of paper. But the better way to show this actually is to take your hand on the same side of your body as you're moving your foot. Now, try and make that move in a circle in the opposite direction to your foot. The foot follows the hand. Why does that happen?...
  • NASA Discovers Mantle Plume Almost as Hot as Yellowstone Supervolcano That's Melting Antarctica

    11/09/2017 3:47:05 AM PST · by smileyface · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Nov 8, 2017 | Hannah Osborne
    A mantle plume producing almost as much heat as Yellowstone supervolcano appears to be melting part of West Antarctica from beneath. Researchers at NASA have discovered a huge upwelling of hot rock under Marie Byrd Land, which lies between the Ross Ice Shelf and the Ross Sea, is creating vast lakes and rivers under the ice sheet. The presence of a huge mantle plume could explain why the region is so unstable today, and why it collapsed so quickly at the end of the last Ice Age, 11,000 years ago.
  • Rookie UC Santa Cruz Astronomer David Coulter Hits Paydirt

    11/08/2017 9:35:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 11/03/17 | Jondi Gumz
    David Coulter was in Copenhagen when he got an email that catapulted him into the stars. Coulter, 36, is a self-taught programmer. He spent 10 years in industry jobs, then left for graduate studies in astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz, which operates Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton. “I just wanted to learn about outer space,” he said. He picked the right place. The second-year grad student found himself on a team that was the first to take images of neutron stars merging, beating a group from Harvard, perhaps explaining the origin of metals such as gold and uranium....
  • Global Warming Alarmist Sues Scientists, Saying Academic Critiques Of His Work Are ‘Defamation’

    11/03/2017 6:28:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 3, 2017 | by Robert Tracinski
    If we have such an overwhelming scientific “consensus” about the supposed threat of catastrophic man-made global warming—and about the political and economic solutions to it—then why do advocates have to sue scientists to prevent them from questioning it? That’s the question raised by a $10 million lawsuit lawsuit filed by Stanford engineering professor Mark Z. Jacobson accusing other scientists of defamation for critiquing his scientific work in favor of “renewal energy.” That’s not how science works. That’s not how any of this is supposed to work. Jacobson made a name for himself and became something of a media celebrity for...
  • EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Bars Government-Funded Science Advisers From Panels

    10/31/2017 5:42:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 10/31/2017 | Kevin Mooney
    The nation’s top environmental protection official signed a directive Tuesday aimed at preventing conflicts of interest while bolstering the independence and integrity of scientists who advise the government. Under the new policy announced by Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, researchers and scientists who currently receive grants from the agency are not eligible to fill open slots on three science advisory groups. “Whatever science comes out of EPA shouldn’t be political science,” Pruitt, appointed by President Donald Trump, told reporters during a press conference at EPA headquarters in Washington. “From this day forward, EPA advisory committee members will...
  • LBNF/DUNE to create 2,000 jobs in SD (Also 2,000 in Illinois, physics research)

    10/26/2017 5:52:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Black Hills Pioneer ^ | October 26, 2017 | Al Van Zee
    LEAD — Construction on the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF), which will house the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), is underway. Groundbreaking ceremonies took place July 21. Tuesday, the Sanford Underground Research Facility and Fermilab held a joint informational meeting to brief local residents on what to expect from construction activities and from the economic impact of the project in the months ahead. Giving the presentation were Sanford Underground Research Facility Executive Director Mike Headley and LBNF Project Manager Josh Wilhite. The presentation began with the major features that will make the DUNE research being done at the LBNF a...
  • 500-Year-Old Astrolabe May be ‘Earliest Marine Navigation Tool’ Ever Discovered

    10/26/2017 1:39:00 PM PDT · by Oatka · 20 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Oct. 25, 2017 | Mike Schuler
    Image credit: WMG, University of Warwick Researchers at the University of Warwick have identified what is believed to be the earliest known marine navigation tool ever discovered. The artifact, now determined to be an astrolabe, was excavated in 2014 from the wreck of a Portuguese explorer ship which sank during a storm in the Indian Ocean in 1503. The ship was called the Esmeralda, part of a fleet led by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, the first person to sail directly from Europe to India. The astrolabe is believed to date from between 1495 and 1500, which would make it...
  • Scientists baffled: Universe shouldn't exist

    10/26/2017 10:45:49 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 116 replies
    WND ^ | 10/25/2017 | na
    New measurements confirm cosmos should have self-destructed if Big Bang true! Despite the organization’s $1.24 billion annual budget for 2017, the physicists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, are being forced to admit failure in their latest effort to explain why any of us are here. Indeed, why there’s even a “here” here at all. “The universe should not actually exist,” said Christian Smorra, a physicist at CERN’s Baryon–Antibaryon Symmetry Experiment (BASE) collaboration. CERN, founded in 1954, features a circular tunnel some 17 miles around that houses a particle accelerator, which uses peak energy of 14 trillion electron...
  • The Sunlight by Which We See Is Ancient

    10/23/2017 8:31:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 76 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-22-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Sunlight by Which We See Is Ancient Msgr. Charles Pope • October 22, 2017 • I was meditating on time today, precipitated by some things I have recently learned about the light of the Sun that reaches Earth.I have long known that to look up into the night sky is to look far into the past. Looking up at the star Sirius, I am seeing 9 years into the past. Looking over at the star Antares, I am seeing 250 years into the past. And when I look the star Rigel, I am seeing 600 years into the...
  • Want To See Uranus With The Naked Eye? Tonight Is The Night

    10/19/2017 6:43:03 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 41 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...