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  • Top UK scientist criticized by peers for saying floods caused by global warming

    02/20/2014 2:45:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/18/14 | Michael Bastasch
    Britain’s top climate scientist is being criticized for linking the recent deluge of winter storms and floods to global warming. After the UK’s Met Office released a report on “extreme weather,” the office’s chief scientist Dame Julia Slingo said that “all the evidence” pointed to global warming playing a role in the harsh winter weather. “In a nutshell, while there is no definitive answer for the current weather patterns that we have seen, all the evidence suggests that climate change has a role to play in it,” Slingo said.
  • Chinese Icebreaker Trapped After Helping in Antarctic Rescue

    01/04/2014 1:10:04 PM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Alexander Marquardt & Anthony Castellano (GMA)
    The 52 passengers rescued from an icebound ship in Antarctica might now become the rescuers. The Chinese ship that sent a helicopter to rescue the passengers on board the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is now stuck in Antarctic ice and might need a rescue of its own, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. An Australian icebreaker carrying the 52 passengers is waiting in open water to see if it has to go back to help the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon.
  • Pregnant Harvard grad among victims at Kenyan mall

    09/24/2013 8:22:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 24, 2013
    A pregnant woman who was a recent Harvard School of Public Health graduate was among more than 60 people murdered by Islamic terrorists in an upscale Kenyan mall, along with the father of her unborn child. HSPH faculty members recalled yesterday Elif Yavuz, 33, as an expert on malaria, and as a remarkable student who had a flair for colorful fashion and a great sense of humor.“We are all in shock. She was such a wonderful person,” Thomas Bossert, director of the school’s international health services program, told the Herald. -
  • Top climate scientists admit global warming forecasts were wrong

    09/15/2013 9:20:46 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies
    Top climate scientists admit global warming forecasts were wrong Top climate scientists have admitted that their global warming forecasts are wrong and world is not heating at the rate they claimed it was in a key report. By Hayley Dixon 3:45PM BST 15 Sep 2013 A leaked draft of a report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is understood to concede that the computer predictions for global warming and the effects of carbon emissions have been proved to be inaccurate. The report, to be published later this month, is a six year assessment which is seen as the...
  • Scientist: Al Gore ‘got it wrong’ (Sex Poodle goofed by adding a 6 to hurricane scale)

    08/22/2013 4:20:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/22/13 | Ben Geman
    A Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) expert says Al Gore goofed during his widely circulated Washington Post interview on global warming. Gore, noting stronger storms fueled by climate change, told the paper “the hurricane scale used to be 1-5 and now they’re adding a 6.” But in fact there’s no new scale, the Union of Concerned Scientists representative said on Thursday. “He deserves great praise for these Nobel-Peace-Prize-winning efforts. But unfortunately he recently got it wrong about the science of climate change,” wrote UCS's Gretchen Goldman in a blog post Thursday about Gore’s remarks. “There are no plans by the...
  • Scientist Fired for Believing Jesus Heals

    06/07/2013 9:00:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 6/5/13 | Dale Hurd
    People can believe a lot of crazy stuff nowadays and not be fired from their jobs, but a senior research associate at the Catholic University of Leuven learned that you better not believe that God can heal. The university is the oldest and largest in Belgium. It was founded in the 1400s under the approval of the Vatican. But as modern Europe has secularized, so has the University, and even here, faith has come under fire. Fernando Pauwels worked at the University's Research Institute for Work and Society for 11 years without a negative review when he was suddenly fired....
  • Florida based rocket scientist is America’s best Climate Prediction Expert

    03/30/2013 9:14:43 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 8 replies
    Watchdogwire Blog for Citizen Journalists ^ | March 25, 2013 | Dr. Richard Swier
    Who Is America’s Best Climate Prediction Expert? It’s a fair enough question, given all our government and the mainstream media have been telling us about the threats we all face from climate change (a.k.a. man-made global warming). With twenty five years and tens of billions of dollars spent by the US government alone on understanding what the causes and effects of climate change are, surely someone has risen to the top in terms of making accurate climate change predictions, right?
  • Wife of Assassinated Scientist: Annihilation of Israel "Mostafa's Ultimate Goal"

    02/22/2012 7:52:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Fars News ^ | staff
    TEHRAN (FNA)- The wife of Martyr Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan Behdast, who was assassinated by Mossad agents in Tehran in January, reiterated on Tuesday that her husband sought the annihilation of the Zionist regime wholeheartedly. "Mostafa's ultimate goal was the annihilation of Israel," Fatemeh Bolouri Kashani told FNA on Tuesday. Bolouri Kashani also underlined that her spouse loved any resistance figure in his life who was willing to fight the Zionist regime and supported the rights of the oppressed Palestinian nation. Iran's 32-year-old Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan Behdast, a chemistry professor and a deputy director of commerce at Natanz uranium enrichment facility,...
  • The last thing democracy needs is well-informed voters, say scientist. System relies

    12/19/2011 9:42:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/19/11 | Daily Mail
    A well-informed, interested public is often hailed as the 'ideal' of democracy. But a new Princeton study suggests that the opposite could be the case - and that people who have no interest at all could be vital to the working of a democratic society. The uninformed are essential to democracy because their apathy helps to dilute the effect of powerful minority interests - for instance, highly educated elites - who would otherwise dominate public life.

    11/02/2011 5:30:23 AM PDT · by Arcy · 20 replies
    Express.UK ^ | 11/2/2011 | Julie Carpenter
    IT'S one of the hottest feuds in science - climate chance zealots insist that we're still destroying the planet but now another scientist has warned the cast-iron evidence just isn't there. Prof Richard Muller had spent two years trying to discover if the mainstream scientists were wrong but concluded they were right. Temperatures are rising and his results, he concluded, “proved you should not be a sceptic, at least not any longer”. Case closed. But is it? Not according to Prof Judith Curry, a member of Prof Muller’s team, who claims the same findings have shown that global warming has...
  • Remembering New Horizons Co-Investigator Dr. David Charles Slater

    08/12/2011 3:46:32 PM PDT · by MikeD · 6 replies
    New Horizons Web Site ^ | 8/12/2011 | Alan Stern
    I have written here more than once that on long space missions like New Horizons, mission teams form family-like bonds. Well, on May 30, the New Horizons family lost one of our own, co-investigator and friend, Dr. Dave Slater, of the Southwest Research Institute. Dave grew up in Los Angeles, where his dad worked in the aerospace industry, including time in project Apollo. Dave was intensely interested in astronomy as a boy, and grew up determined to become a scientist. After earning undergraduate and master’s degrees in physics, Dave was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, where...
  • Iran Denies Nuke Scientist Shot

    07/23/2011 11:20:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/7/11
    Iran on Saturday night denied that a man who was shot earlier in the day was a nuclear scientist, as had been reported. According to a statement, a reader on Iran's state-controlled English-language Press TV mispronounced the name of the victim. The name that was announced is indeed a nuclear scientist, but the victim had a different, but similar name. Initial reports had the dead man as 35-year-old Dariush Rezai, a physics professor whose area of expertise was neutron transport, but, the statement said, the actual victim was Darioush Rezaeinejad, an electronics student at Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology...
  • New 'semi-solid' battery could recharge EVs as fast as pumping gas

    06/08/2011 5:00:36 PM PDT · by dangerdoc · 55 replies
    Engadget ^ | 6/8/11 | Sharif Sakr
    Researchers at MIT reckon they've struck oil. In fact, you're looking at what they call "Cambridge crude" -- a substance that could halve the weight and cost of EV batteries and make them quicker to charge too. The black goo is packed with a high concentration of energy in the form of particles suspended in a liquid electrolyte. When separated by a filter, these particles function as mobile electrodes that can be pumped into and around a system before the energy is released. So instead of waiting up to 20 hours to juice your Nissan Leaf, you could potentially just...
  • Climate scientists complain about Freedom of Information laws...

    05/26/2011 7:20:35 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 50 replies
    Freedom of information laws are being misused to harass scientists and should be re-examined by the government, according to the president of the Royal Society.
  • March 19 'Supermoon' May Cause Moonquakes, Scientist Says

    03/13/2011 8:45:01 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 64 replies ^ | March 12, 2011 | Loren Grush
    There’s a supermoon on the rise next week. And according to Internet buzz, it’ll bring a scary surge in natural disasters around the globe. No way, Jose: Numerous scientists have reassured the public that there's absolutely no correlation between disturbances on Earth and this rare lunar phase. But the moon itself? That's another story. On March 19, Earth’s satellite will be at its closest point to our planet in 18 years -- a mere 356,577 kilometers away. The event -- also called a lunar perigee -- was dubbed a "supermoon" by astrologer Richard Nolle back in the 1970s. The term...
  • Earth dodges geomagnetic storm: scientist (but we're not out of the 'line of fire' yet)

    02/17/2011 12:41:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/17/11 | Jim Mannion - AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A wave of charged plasma particles from a huge solar eruption has glanced off the Earth's northern pole, lighting up auroras and disrupting some radio communications, a NASA scientist said. But the Earth appears to have escaped a widespread geomagnetic storm, with the effects confined to the northern latitudes, possibly reaching down into Norway and Canada. "There can be sporadic outages based on particular small-scale events," said Dean Persnell, project scientist at NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory at Goddard Space Flight Center. He told AFP the official forecast is "for generally quiet conditions today, perhaps some minor storming...
  • Passenger Busted in Miami Airport Shutdown-Luggage suspicious, bomb squad on scene

    09/03/2010 1:07:18 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Newser ^ | 9-3-10 | Mary Papenfuss
    Sep 3, 2010 2:20 AM CDT - A passenger has been arrested after something suspicious in his checked luggage triggered a shutdown of Miami International Airport last night. Four of six terminals and airport roadways have been closed,
  • MIA Reopened After Suspicious Device Causes Evacuation (Passenger arrived from Brazil)

    09/03/2010 4:07:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 9/3/10 | CAROLYN RYAN and BRIAN HAMACHER
    One man is in custody and Miami International Airport is back open this morning after a suspicious device caused a major evacuation and shutdown Thursday night. The security scare happened just after 9 p.m., when a baggage screener spotted a suspicious item in a checked piece of luggage in the Customs area. -snip- A video of what is believed to be part of the suspicious device showed a silver canister, though police haven't confirmed what was found. Police also haven't released the identity of the man taken into custody, but airport officials said he had been on a flight from...
  • Iranian nuclear scientist 'tortured on suspicion of revealing state secrets'

    01/05/2011 12:36:21 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Guardian ^ | 1/4/10 | Julian Borger and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Shahram Amiri, who claimed he was abducted by CIA, has not been seen since return from US last yearAn Iranian nuclear scientist who claimed to have been abducted by the CIA and who returned to a hero's welcome in Tehran in July has been imprisoned and tortured on suspicion of giving away state secrets, according to an opposition website. – run by a US-based group that normally reports on political prisoners and the activities of Iran's revolutionary guard – said the scientist, Shahram Amiri, had been interrogated intensively for three months in Tehran before spending two months in solitary...
  • Breakthrough in fight against fatal Ebola as new drug saves 100% of monkeys tested! (Praise God!)

    05/29/2010 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 29 replies · 708+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:57 PM on 29th May 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A gene silencing approach can save monkeys from high doses of the most lethal strain of Ebola virus in what researchers call the most viable route yet to treating the deadly and frightening infection. They used small interfering RNAs or siRNAs, a new technology being developed by a number of companies, to hold the virus at bay for a week until the immune system could take over. Tests in four rhesus monkeys showed that seven daily injections cured 100 per cent of them. U.S. government researchers and a small Canadian biotech company, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, worked together to develop the new...
  • Nuclear scientist seeks asylum in Israel- (Iranian)

    04/24/2010 10:08:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 491+ views ^ | 4/24/2010 | ABE SELIG
    Speaking at a cultural event in Ramat Gan on Saturday, Deputy Negev and Galilee Development Minister Ayoub Kara (Likud) said that an Iranian nuclear scientist had broken ranks with the Islamic regime and requested political asylum in Israel. While Kara refused to reveal the identity of the scientist, he did say that the Iranian national was currently awaiting a decision on the matter in a “friendly country.”
  • EXCLUSIVE: Iran Nuclear Scientist Defects to U.S. In CIA 'Intelligence Coup'

    03/30/2010 4:14:24 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 44 replies · 3,100+ views
    ABC News ^ | 03/30/10 | Matthew Cole
    An award-winning Iranian nuclear scientist, who disappeared last year under mysterious circumstances, has defected to the CIA and been resettled in the United States, according to people briefed on the operation by intelligence officials. Shahram Amiri, a nuclear physicist in his early 30s, went missing last June three days after arriving in Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage, according to the Iranian government. The officials were said to have termed the defection of the scientist, Shahram Amiri, "an intelligence coup" in the continuing CIA operation to spy on and undermine Iran's nuclear program. A spokesperson for the CIA declined to comment....
  • Agricultural scientist commits suicide

    03/21/2010 2:12:59 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 436+ views
    THE TIMES OF INDIA ^ | PTI, Mar 21, 2010, 01.37pm IST | n/a
    LUCKNOW: SNIPPET: "The body of 36-year-old Suresh Gupta was found from the hotel near SGPGI in Mohanlalganj area on Saturday, they said, adding a bottle of pesticide was also recovered from the spot. Two suicide notes were also recovered."
  • Scientist eyes 39-day voyage to Mars

    02/26/2010 2:39:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 989+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/10 | Jean-Louis Santini
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A journey from Earth to Mars could eventually take just 39 days -- cutting current travel time nearly six times -- according to a rocket scientist who has the ear of the US space agency. Franklin Chang-Diaz, a former astronaut and a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), says reaching the Red Planet could be dramatically quicker using his high-tech VASIMR rocket, .. The Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket -- to give its full name -- is quick becoming a centerpiece of NASA's future strategy as it looks to private firms to help meet the...
  • 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...
  • Canadian Nuke Scientist Vanishes With 'Absolutely No Trace'

    02/22/2010 5:56:38 PM PST · by nuconvert · 43 replies · 2,157+ views
    A Canadian nuclear scientist who has not been seen for more than a month has simply vanished, leaving "absolutely no trace at all," police say. Lachlan Cranswick, 41, a physicist from the Chalk River Laboratories nuclear facility in Ottawa, was last seen on Jan. 18, when he left his job and boarded a bus to Deep River, his hometown along the Ottawa River with a population of roughly 4,300. Later that day, or possibly the next morning, Cranswick took out the garbage -- and the single man described as a meticulous loner has not been seen since.
  • Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995

    02/15/2010 3:41:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 728+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/14/10 | Jonathan Petre
    Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995By Jonathan Petre Last updated at 5:12 PM on 14th February 2010 - Data for vital 'hockey stick graph' has gone missing - There has been no global warming since 1995 - Warming periods have happened before - but NOT due to man-made changes The academic at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track’ of the information. Colleagues say that the reason Professor Phil Jones has...
  • Police: female faculty member kills three on UA-Huntsville campus

    02/12/2010 3:31:27 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 323 replies · 9,116+ views
    WLBT ^ | 2-12-2010 | WLBT
    HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Police said a female member of the UA-Huntsville staff shot and killed three co-workers on campus. Huntsville Police, Madison County Sheriff's department and HEMSI responded to a shooting at the UAH campus at 4:00 Friday afternoon. The shooting happened in the Shelby Center, a math and science classroom building. Authorities said a female faculty member during a Biology faculty meeting learned she would not receive tenure. She then pulled out a gun and started shooting.
  • Most Scientists won't face the truth about how HIV is transmitted

    02/11/2010 2:02:27 PM PST · by RGirard · 32 replies · 1,249+ views ^ | Feb. 11, 2010 | Réne Girard
    I read an article this morning by the San Diego Headlines Examiner entitled "Scientists have discovered how HIV is transmitted." based upon a Feb 10 issue of Science Translational Medicine. After reading it I felt like leaving a comment but I had too much say about the plain and simple truth that has been purposefully rejected and discarded for years because some people, including scientists, can't handle the truth about how HIV is transmitted. Sex and drugs. There I just saved everyone billions of dollars. For those who want to know the microscopic details, what difference does it make? As...
  • IPCC scientist admits Glaciergate was about influencing governments

    01/24/2010 9:24:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 753+ views
    American Thinker | 1/24/10 | Rick Moran
    In a stunning admission, the scientist responsible for publishing the part of the 2007 IPCC report on global warming in Asia says he knew the evidence for the disappearing Himalayan Glacier was suspect but allowed it into the report in order to put pressure on governments to take action. This story is getting huge play in Great Britain - not so much here in America. David Rose of the Daily Mail pens this piece: The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-winning UN report that Himalayan glaciers will have melted by 2035 last night admitted it was included...
  • Bomb kills Iranian nuclear scientist

    01/12/2010 10:16:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 928+ views
    Irish Times ^ | 1/12/10 | ruters
    A remote-controlled bomb killed a Tehran University nuclear scientist today, state media reported, in an attack which Iran blamed on US and Israeli agents. The blast which killed professor Massoud Ali-Mohammadi occurred at a time of heightened tension in the Islamic Republic, seven months after a disputed presidential election plunged the major oil producer into turmoil.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Need copy of Gore Fraud Lawsuit and Letter signed by 30K scientists that debunk global warming ASAP

    01/11/2010 11:28:45 AM PST · by barnieca · 12 replies · 1,321+ views
    01/11/10 | Barnieca
    Need these items to take to Hearing at 1:30pm at Capitol in Sacramento. Gore Lawsuit (Weather Channel Founder suing for Fraud regarding Global Warming) Haven't been able to locate them. Email me through freerepulic if you have an attachment, if not please post a link where I can find these items.
  • Copenhagen climate change talks must fail, says top scientist

    12/02/2009 3:21:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1,268+ views
    Guardian ^ | 12/02/09 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Copenhagen climate change talks must fail, says top scientistExclusive: World's leading climate change expert says summit talks so flawed that deal would be a disaster Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent, Wednesday 2 December 2009 20.54 GMT The scientist who convinced the world to take notice of the looming danger of global warming says it would be better for the planet and for future generations if next week's Copenhagen climate change summit ended in collapse. In an interview with the Guardian, James Hansen, the world's pre-eminent climate scientist, said any agreement likely to emerge from the negotiations would be so...
  • Penn State scientist fights back (Michael Mann says e-mails are being taken out of context)

    11/29/2009 6:39:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies · 2,832+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | 11/26/09 | Frank Warner
    Penn State scientist fights backMichael Mann says global warming e-mails are being taken out of context By Frank Warner Of The Morning Call November 26, 2009 Penn State scientist Michael E. Mann on Wednesday said his recently disclosed global warming e-mails show only that he's been pursuing the facts and fighting sloppy science. But Mann distanced himself from a 2008 e-mail by British scientist Phil Jones, who asked Mann and others to delete certain e-mails sought under Freedom of Information laws. ''I'm not going to defend that request,'' Mann said. ''I did not approve of what he asked for and...
  • Penn State scientist in hot seat over global warming e-mails (professor distorted facts)

    11/25/2009 6:19:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies · 2,724+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | 11/25/09 | Frank Warner
    Penn State scientist in hot seat over global warming e-mailsGlobal-warming skeptics say leaked messages show professor distorted facts. By Frank Warner Of The Morning Call November 25, 2009 A Penn State University science professor is at the center of the firestorm over an anonymous hacker's release of more than 1,000 once-private e-mails sent by global warming scientists. Michael E. Mann, director of Penn State's Earth System Science Center, is marked as author, recipient or subject of several of the e-mails, which skeptics say are proof that Mann and others have been distorting data to make the case for global warming....
  • Scientist Repeats Swine Flu Lab-Escape Claim in Published Study

    11/25/2009 6:17:44 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 5 replies · 673+ views
    Bloomberg | Nov 24. | Simeon Bennett
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  • Israeli Scientist Finds 'Love Hormone' Also Triggers Jealousy

    11/12/2009 9:22:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 230+ views
    INN ^ | 11/12/09 | Hana Levi Julian
    ( A researcher at the University of Haifa has discovered that the hormone oxytocin, also known as the "love hormone," can trigger negative emotions such as jealousy as well. Oxytocin is released naturally in the body during childbirth, lactation and when engaging in intimate relations. Participants in a previous experiment who inhaled a synthetic form of the hormone displayed higher levels of altruistic feelings. However, it was also discovered in earlier studies on rodents that the hormone may be linked to higher levels of aggression as well.
  • Soviet H-bomb scientist Ginzburg dies

    11/11/2009 9:40:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 651+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/11/09 | Dmitry Solovyov and Michael Stott
    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vitaly Ginzburg, a Russian physicist who survived Stalin's purges by working on the Soviet atomic bomb project and later won the Nobel Prize for physics, died in Moscow late on Sunday after a long illness. He was 93. Ginzburg won the 2003 Nobel physics prize for developing the theory behind superconductors, materials which allow electricity to pass without resistance at very low temperatures. He shared the prize with British-American Anthony Leggett and Russian-born U.S. scientist Alexei Abrikosov. But Ginzburg's career as a Soviet scientist almost ended when he took as his second wife a woman arrested in...
  • British nuclear expert’s 17th floor UN death plunge ‘was not suicide’

    10/31/2009 4:55:17 PM PDT · by Saije · 17 replies · 1,636+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/2009 | Keri Sutherland
    A British nuclear expert who fell from the 17th floor of a United Nations building did not commit suicide and may have been hurled to his death, says a doctor who carried out a second post-mortem examination. Timothy Hampton, 47, a scientist involved in monitoring nuclear activity, was found dead last week at the bottom of a stairwell in Vienna. An initial autopsy concluded that there were ‘no suspicious circumstances’. But it is understood that Mr Hampton’s widow Olena Gryshcuk and her family were deeply unhappy with that verdict. Now a doctor who undertook a second post-mortem examination on behalf...
  • Nuclear scientist among Hizb-ut-Tahrir members arrested in Islamabad

    10/27/2009 7:18:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 386+ views
    SINDH (ANI) ^ | October 20th, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Islamabad, Oct. 20 (ANI): A Pakistani nuclear scientist is among 32 members of banned terror organization Hizb- ut-Tahrir who were arrested from Islamabad on Sunday. Rizwan Aleem, a nuclear scientist and a PhD student at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology is currently being interrorgated by the Islamabad Police. According to Daily Times, the arrested activists also include a USAID official and an environmental scientist. Abid Mehmood is an officer of a United States Agency for International Development while Aman Hamza is an environmental scientist." SNIPPET: "Nearly, all the 32 are highly qualified persons such...
  • Maryland Scientist Charged with Attempted Espionage

    10/20/2009 2:23:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 36 replies · 1,597+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Maryland Scientist Charged with Attempted Espionage WASHINGTON—A Maryland scientist who once worked in varying capacities for the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been arrested for attempted espionage, David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Channing D. Phillips, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, and Joseph Persichini, Jr., Assistant Director for the FBI’s Washington Field Office, announced today. A criminal complaint unsealed today in the District of Columbia charges Stewart David Nozette, 52, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, with attempted espionage for...
  • 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. Adlène 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...
  • Tehran accuses US in case of missing Iranian nuclear scientist

    10/09/2009 1:42:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 468+ views
    Debka file ^ | 10/08/09
    Tehran accuses US in case of missing Iranian nuclear scientist DEBKA file Special Report October 8, 2009, 6:23 PM (GMT+02:00) Iran's foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki charged Wednesday, Oct. 7 that Tehran had "documents that prove US interference" in the disappearance of the nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri during a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia earlier this year. He spoke after attending an Iranian cabinet meeting. Six days after meeting the six powers on its nuclear program in Geneva, Tehran appears to be preparing a new crisis. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly denied having any information "on this individual." Some Saudi sources claimed...
  • CA: Air board officials knew of key scientist's deception before adopting sweeping diesel rules

    04/24/2009 6:18:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 828+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/24/09 | Chris Reed
    Top officials at the California Air Resources Board knew that the lead scientist on a study justifying sweeping new regulations on diesel emissions from heavy-duty trucks had lied about his academic background before adopting the rules on Dec. 12, according to an official document provided by the air board. The document is a 12-page "Notice of Adverse Action" to air board scientist Hien T. Tran, who was demoted and given a 60-day unpaid suspension for lying about having a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of California, Davis. The finding of facts in the notice include a timeline of when...
  • Scientists worldwide admit global warming is a hoax

    04/01/2009 2:33:21 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 17 replies · 1,610+ views ^ | 04.01.09 | Eoin O'Carroll
    In an unprecedented move Wednesday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee rescinded the Peace Prize it awarded in 2007 to former US vice president Al Gore and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, amid overwhelming evidence that global warming is an elaborate hoax cooked up by Mr. Gore. A press release from the committee quotes a chagrined Rajendra Pachauri, the UN climate panel’s chair, who claims that he was the victim of a “cunning deception spanning decades”: “I am deeply ashamed for having unwittingly perpetuated such a massive fraud on the governments of the world,” said Mr. Pachauri.
  • Pakistan sets free scientist AQ Khan [Nuke Blackmarketeer]

    02/06/2009 2:28:23 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 42 replies · 1,605+ views
    HT ^ | February 06, 2009 | HT
    Pakistan's disgraced nuclear scientist AQ Khan, who has been accused of running a proliferation network, Friday walked out a free man after the Islamabad High Court ended his house arrest. "These things happen. We should forget and look forward," Khan said after being declared a free man by the court. Khan told reporters that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had also been "inside". "The government had made arrangements and nobody could hurt me. Now also, the government will take care," Khan said. Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam, while announcing a verdict on several petitions...
  • Gore: Planet is in ‘grave danger’

    01/29/2009 8:13:00 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 60 replies · 1,928+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | 01/28/09 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Former Vice President Al Gore brought a stark message to the Senate on Wednesday: A new climate change treaty is critical to continuing human life on Earth. The Nobel Peace Prize winner urged the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to push for a U.S.-brokered treaty in December in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the United Nations will host a climate change conference. Only the United States can lead such an effort, he said. “This is the one challenge that could completely end human civilization, and it is rushing at us with such speed and force,” said Gore, who won an Oscar for the...