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  • Do We Always Believe What Scientists Say?

    07/16/2014 9:54:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 34 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-16-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Do We Always Believe What Scientists Say? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Many Americans are convinced that mainstream narratives are true—like humans descended from ape-like ancestors or that burning fossil fuels causes global warming. But many times large contingents totally disagree with these popular ideas. How can equally intelligent and educated people arrive at such opposing conclusions? Conventional thinkers often assume that those who diverge from mainstream narratives simply need more science education. However, a new study shows why some other factor must be to blame. Kan Kahan, a professor at Yale Law School, studied the way people reason as...
  • The Problem with Science... Is Scientists

    07/07/2014 8:15:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/07/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    To repurpose Willi Schlamm, the problem with science is scientists. In the current issue of National Review, Charles C. W. Cooke has a pitiless essay on the cult of Neil deGrasse Tyson and “America’s nerd problem,” and in the prior issue I touched on a similar subject, the meme-ification of science for political purposes, in “Nobody @#$%&*! Loves Science.” The common theme is prestige: Science enjoys enormous public esteem, which it has earned for itself, and it is inevitable that political types seek to bask in that prestige themselves, or to dress their policy preferences in white lab coats. Thus...
  • Is the Gay Gene a myth? Scientists say homosexuality impossible to determine by DNA

    06/26/2014 7:09:25 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 139 replies
    Christian News ^ | 07/23/2014 | Garrett Haley
    CHICAGO – The results of a comprehensive scientific study released earlier this year suggest that homosexuality cannot be directly traced to a ‘gay gene,’ but is instead dependent on a variety of factors, including environmental and social influences. Pro-homosexual activists have long claimed that homosexuality and abnormal “sexual orientations” are primarily caused by genetic factors. They argue that individuals with a hereditary “gay gene” are predisposed toward same-sex attractions and thus unable to appreciate traditional marriages. However, scientific findings released earlier this year during the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago call this premise into question. During...
  • The Tuesday List - Top 10 Greatest Scientists Of All Time

    06/24/2014 6:41:08 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 55 replies
    Biography Online ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Top 10 Greatest ScientistsA list of the top 10 scientists of all time. 1. Sir Isaac Newton. (1642-1726) Newton was a polymath who made investigations into a whole range of subjects including mathematics, optics, physics, and astronomy. In his Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, he laid the foundations for classical mechanics, explaining law of gravity and the Laws of Motion.2. Louis Pasteur. (1822 – 1895)Contributed greatly towards the advancement of medical sciences developing cures for rabies, anthrax and other infectious diseases. Also enabled process of pasteurisation to make milk safer to drink. Probably saved more lives than any other...
  • TIME: Eat Butter. Scientists Labeled Fat the Enemy. Why They Were Wrong.

    06/20/2014 11:12:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    DIET DOCTOR ^ | 06/20/2014
    Isn’t it pretty, the cover of the latest issue of TIME? TIME: The truth about fatTIME: Ending the war on fat The paradigm shift continues and the outdated fear of fat is on its way out faster and faster.You’d wish that some old-school fat phobics subscribed to the magazine. Unfortunately, I think this is hoping for too much, so I just emailed the cover to some of them.Some people will still spread low-fat margarine on their bread as long as they live, as an old habit. But most people will soon realize that not only does it taste bad, but...
  • Scientist Makes Mutant, Infectious Flu Virus in Lab

    06/11/2014 6:27:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | June11, 2014 | By Maggie Fox
    Flu experts have made a mutant version of the 1918 “Spanish flu” virus that killed tens of millions of people, sparking a new debate over whether such work is too dangerous. Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin says the experiments are important for helping scientists understand how new pandemics start, and for designing better flu vaccines.
  • A Famous Scientist Becomes a Skeptic

    05/12/2014 3:56:26 PM PDT · by fso301 · 29 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | May 12, 2014 | Axel Bojanowski
    Meteorologist Lennart Bengtsson has long been considered a cool head in the often heated conflict over global warming. In an interview, he defends his decision to join an organization that is skeptical of climate change. The debate over climate change is often a contentious one, and key players in the discussion only rarely switch sides. But late last month, Lennart Bengtsson, the former director of the Hamburg-based Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, one of the world's leading climate research centers, announced he would join the academic advisory council of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). ANZEIGEGWPF, based in Britain, is...
  • Study: 2 Million U.S. Scientists Identify As Evangelical

    03/03/2014 7:09:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 02/20/2014 | Christine Herman
    The media often portrays scientists and Christians as incapable of peaceful coexistence. But results from a recent survey suggest the two are not as incompatible as one might think. In fact, 2 million out of nearly 12 million scientists are evangelical Christians. If you were to bring all the evangelical scientists together, they could populate the city of Houston, Texas. Sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund and her colleagues at Rice University and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) reported results from the largest study of American views on science and religion at the association's annual conference in Chicago...
  • U.S. pushing Israel to stop assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists

    03/02/2014 11:21:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/1/14 | Dan Raviv
    WASHINGTON -- As Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flies to Washington - due to arrive on Sunday (March 2), to prepare for talks with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday - it's clear that there are several points of friction between Israel and the United States. The two countries are allies, but their leaders often differ on the details of key issues: Israel's peace talks with the Palestinians, America's nuclear talks with Iran, how to approach political turmoil in Egypt, what might be done to limit Syria's horrible civil war, and a broader issue of whether the...
  • Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death

    01/17/2014 7:43:11 PM PST · by DaveMSmith · 249 replies
    A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe“ has stirred up the Internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza who was voted the 3rd most important scientist alive by the NY Times, has no doubts that this is possible.[...]The theory implies that death of consciousness simply does not exist. It only exists as a thought because people identify themselves with their body. They believe that the body is...
  • Planet likely to warm by 4C by 2100, (hoax denier) scientists warn

    01/01/2014 4:37:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/31/13 | Damian Carrington
    **SNIP** The scientist leading the research said that unless emissions of greenhouse gases were cut, the planet would heat up by a minimum of 4C by 2100, twice the level the world's governments deem dangerous. The research indicates that fewer clouds form as the planet warms, meaning less sunlight is reflected back into space, driving temperatures up further still. The way clouds affect global warming has been the biggest mystery surrounding future climate change. Professor Steven Sherwood, at the University of New South Wales, in Australia, who led the new work, said: "This study breaks new ground twice: first by...
  • Scientists Confirm World's Oldest Creature...But Kill it Determining Its Age

    11/14/2013 8:21:14 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 14 2013 | JON DAVID KAHN
    2006, climate change experts from Bangor University in north Wales found a very special clam while dredging the seabeds of Iceland. At that time scientists counted the rings on the inside shell to determine that the clam was the ripe old age of 405. Unfortunately, by opening the clam which scientists refer to as "Ming," they killed it instantly. Cut to 2013, researchers have determined that the original calculations of Ming's age were wrong, and that the now deceased clam was actually 102 years older than originally thought. Ming was 507 years old at the time of its demise.
  • Scientists discover ‘deadliest substance known to man’

    10/15/2013 11:44:40 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/15/13 | By News.com.au
    Scientists discover ‘deadliest substance known to man’ By News.com.auOctober 15, 2013 | 1:34pm Scientists have discovered a new type of botox they believe is the “deadliest substance known to man” and have withheld the DNA sequence because an antidote is not known. It is the first time the scientific community has made such a move to withhold such information but security concerns have dictated that they do so. New Scientist reports that just 2 billionths of a gram, or inhaling 13 billionths of a gram, of the protein botulinum produced by the soil bacterium Clostridium botulinum will kill an adult.
  • Giant Underground Blob of Magma Puzzles Scientists (Afar Rift in Ethiopia)

    09/17/2013 3:29:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/17/13 | Becky Oskin - LiveScience.com
    The Afar Rift in Ethiopia is marked by enormous gashes that signal the breakup of the African continent and the beginnings of a new ocean basin, scientists think. The fractures appear eerily similar to seafloor spreading centers, the volcanic ridges that mark the boundaries between two pieces of oceanic crust. Along the ridges, lava bubbles up and new crust is created, slowly widening the ocean basin. But a look deep beneath the Afar Rift reveals the birth announcements may be premature. "It's not as close to fully formed seafloor spreading as we thought," said Kathy Whaler, a geophysicist at the...
  • Scientists help farmers create greener dairies

    09/09/2013 7:30:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/9/13 | m.l. Johnson - Associated Press
    PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. (AP) -- Cows stand patiently in a tent-like chamber at a research farm in western Wisconsin, waiting for their breath to be tested. Outside, corrals have been set up with equipment to measure gas wafting from the ground. A nearby corn field contains tools that allow researchers to assess the effects of manure spread as fertilizer. Scientists based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have started a slew of studies to determine how dairy farms can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. They will look at what animals eat, how their waste is handled and the effects on...
  • Italian Senate Hears Reality: World Federation of Scientists Report "Global Warming Is Not A Threat"

    08/28/2013 1:52:41 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 21 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 28 August 2013 | Lord Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    ERICE, SICILY – It’s official. The scare is over. The World Federation of Scientists, at its annual seminars on planetary emergencies, has been advised by its own climate monitoring panel that global warming is no longer a planetary emergency. The President of the Italian Senate, Judge Pietro Grasso, who was the judge in Sicily’s first maxiprocesso, a class-action prosecution of dozens of Mafiosi who were sent to prison for a total of 2600 years, gave the magistral lecture at the opening plenary session of the seminars, which ended this week. Both Judge Grasso and the President of the Federation, Professor...
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg: America Needs to Produce More Engineers

    07/25/2013 8:52:12 AM PDT · by cicero2k · 72 replies
    Business Intelligence ^ | Today | Jim Edwards
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got political on his Q2 2013 earnings call yesterday, criticizing America for not producing enough talented engineers for him to recruit.
  • Climate Models Predict Heat That Hasn't Occurred (hoax still a mystery to climate scientists)

    06/11/2013 4:25:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    IBD ^ | 6/11/13
    Climate Change: The New York Times is wondering, as are other mainstream media outlets, "What to Make of a Warming Plateau." If the media had a more critical eye, they'd see what they've been expecting is wrong. The Times reported Monday that "The rise in the surface temperature of earth has been markedly slower over the last 15 years than in the 20 years before that. And that lull in warming has occurred even as greenhouse gases have accumulated in the atmosphere at a record pace." The reporter admits the break in temperature increases "highlights important gaps in our knowledge...
  • Scientists: Climate change is real

    05/16/2013 6:37:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 85 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/16/13 | Chris Gayomali | The Week
    An overwhelming 97 percent of climatologists endorse the idea of human-caused global warming. As if the backing of NASA, 18 independent American scientific societies, and an intergovernmental panel established under the United Nations weren't enough to quell the protests popping up in comment sections across the Internet, a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters confirms — once again — that climatologists almost unanimously believe that climate change is directly related to human-made carbon emissions. Researchers pored over nearly 12,000 peer-reviewed scientific papers from 1991 to 2011. These papers, according to Michael Todd at Pacific Standard, represented the...
  • Is Roy Spencer the world's most important scientist?

    05/08/2013 8:23:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2013 | Norman Rogers
    Roy Spencer is a climate scientist at the University of Alabama Huntsville who may be the world's most important scientist. He has discovered scientific insights and theories that cast great doubt on global warming doctrine... --snip-- The pressure that is building on climate doctrine is the failure of the Earth to warm, a trend that has now continued for 16 years. The longer warming is stalled, in the face of constantly increasing CO2, the harder it becomes for the believers to continue believing. Compounding the failure of the Earth to warm is the failure of the oceans to warm for...
  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/ He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • Scientists develop fusion rocket technology in lab – and aim for Mars

    04/06/2013 3:00:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | Alan Boyle, Science Editor,
    Slough and his colleagues are working on a system that shoots ringlets of metal into a specially designed magnetic field. The ringlets collapse around a tiny droplet of deuterium, a hydrogen isotope, compressing it so tightly that it produces a fusion reaction for a few millionths of a second. The reaction should result in a significant energy gain. "It has gain, that's why we're doing it," Slough said. "It's just that the form the energy takes at the end is hot, magnetized metal plasma. ... The problem in the past was, what would you use it for? Because it kinda...
  • Pill to live to 150

    03/10/2013 3:21:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/10/2013 | Stephen Adams,
    The drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol, found in red wine, an organic chemical believed to have an anti-aging effect, by boosting activity of a protein called SIRT1. GSK, the pharmaceutical firm, is testing them on people with particular medical conditions, namely Type II diabetes and psoriasis, a serious skin condition. David Sinclair, professor of genetics at Harvard University, said aging might not actually be an "irreversible affliction". He said: “Now we are looking at whether there are benefits for those who are already healthy. "Things there are also looking promising. We're finding that aging isn't the irreversible affliction that...
  • Scientists Put A Working Eyeball On A Tadpole's Tail

    03/01/2013 12:07:43 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 3/1/12 | Emily Elert
    It turns out we seriously underestimated the central nervous system. It's hard to say what's crazier: the fact that Tufts University researchers spent a year cutting out the tiny eyeballs of tadpole embryos and sticking them back on to the tadpoles' tails, or: the fact that, when they hatched, a few of the tadpoles COULD ACTUALLY SEE OUT OF THE EYES ON THEIR TAILS. As you know, this is not the way vision is supposed to work--your eyeballs are supposed to be connected to a big fat nerve that carries incoming signals back to your brain, which combines the information...
  • The Ph.D Bust: America's Awful Market for Young Scientists—in 7 Charts

    02/25/2013 7:05:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 02/25/2013 | Jordan Weissmann
    Politicians and businessmen are fond of talking about America's scientist shortage -- the dearth of engineering and lab talent that will inevitably leave us sputtering in the global economy. But perhaps it's time they start talking about our scientist surplus instead. I am by no means the first person to make this point. But I was compelled to try and illustrate it after reading a report from Inside Higher Ed on this weekend's gloomy gathering of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In short, job prospects for young science Ph.D.'s haven't been looking so hot these last few...
  • 'A Q Khan (Pakistani nuke scientist) visited Timbuktu for uranium'

    02/17/2004 6:03:16 PM PST · by AM2000 · 6 replies · 902+ views
    rediff.com ^ | February 17, 2004 19:12 IST | Shyam Bhatia in London
    The London accountant who accompanied Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan to Timbuktu on three occasions in 1998, 1999 and 2000 says the 'father' of the Pakistani bomb witnessed the digging of a well, toured an ancient Islamic library and enjoyed the views of the desert. A remote outpost in the middle of the West African desert, Timbuktu usually attracts explorers associated in the popular mind with the adventures of the comic character Tin Tin. And Pakistani dissidents told rediff.com the reason for Khan's visit to Timbuktu, part of landlocked West African state of Mali, was to prospect for uranium. They say...
  • US (only) scientists in fresh alert over effects of global warming

    01/13/2013 11:52:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Guardian ^ | 1/12/13 | Robin McKie
    **SNIP** The uncompromising language of the report, and the stark picture that its authors have painted of the likely effects of global warming, have profound implications for the rest of the world. If the world's greatest economy is already feeling the strain of global warming, and is fearful of its future impact, then other nations face a very worrying future as temperatures continue to rise as more and more greenhouse gases are pumped into the atmosphere. "The report makes for sobering reading," said Professor Chris Rapley, of University College London. "Most people in the UK and US accept human-induced climate...
  • Why atheist scientists bring their children to church

    12/20/2012 8:30:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Patheos ^ | 12/13/2012 | Nicholas C. DiDonato
    The formula seems simple: parents pass down what they believe to their children. Atheist parents don’t believe in God or go to church, therefore…. Yet, a surprisingly large number of atheist scientists from elite universities raise their children in a religious community such as a church. Sociologists Elaine Ecklund (Rice University) and Kristen Lee (University of Buffalo, SUNY) found that these atheist scientists do so because they want to give their children religious choice, have a religious spouse, or think that religious communities will give their children moral bearings and community. Unfortunately, very little research has been done concerning how...
  • Iowa scientists: Drought a sign of climate change

    11/20/2012 2:22:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/19/12 | David Pitt - ap
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — This year's drought is consistent with predictions that global climate change would bring about weather extremes including more frequent droughts, said a report released Monday. The Iowa Climate Statement updates the 2010 report, reflecting the year's lingering drought and the belief that it signifies what many scientists have predicted — increasing instability in weather patterns will lead to extremes during both wet and dry years. ... The report was signed by 138 scientists and researchers from 27 Iowa colleges and universities. They said they wanted to release the updated report now while the drought is...
  • Proof Positive - In My Opinion (who created Innocence of Muslims)(Obama)

    09/20/2012 10:33:42 PM PDT · by TigersEye · 145 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Montagraph
    Proof Positive - In My Opinion True Source Found For "Innocence of Muslims." (Obama)This is a Youtube video produced by user Montagraph who speculated that "Innocence of Muslims" was a false flag op. So did I. He has done a lot of work tracing numerous websites connected to the original uploading of the now famous video. His narrative starts out very slow but give it a chance. He does explain it all in detail and has sourced it all with URLs below his vid. Montagraph declines to say that his evidence is definitive so you be the judge. The internet...
  • NASA JPL Twitter Account Hijacked, Anti-Romney Messages Posted

    10/19/2012 10:47:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Softpedia ^ | October 19th, 2012, 09:33 GMT | By Eduard Kovacs BLOG
    A hacker or an “angry” employee has overtaken the official NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Twitter account to re-tweet rants against US Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. “@NASAJPL Why are you re-tweeing anti-Romney Tweets?” a Twitter user wrote in response. Shortly after, the culprit started to delete the tweets, but at that point, Twitter was already buzzing because NASA was apparently getting very involved in politics. “Items retweeted this evening were not intended nor approved for this account. They do not in any way represent the views of NASAJPL,” NASA JPL representatives wrote after regaining the account. They haven’t revealed if...
  • The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Dr. Gregory Benford

    10/10/2012 11:04:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Freehold ^ | October 10, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    This week the Enquiring Hitchhiker has several new interviews. The first of these is with  Dr. Gregory Benford. Dr. Benford is one of the leading authors of hard science fiction working today. His novel In the Ocean of Night was one of my first introductions to the idea of artificial intelligence.
  • Even Scientists Can't Find Jobs In America Today

    07/08/2012 4:46:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/08/2012 | Gus Lubin
    We've written about how college students should major in science, tech, engineering or math (STEM). This conventional wisdom is based on government propaganda (Obama: "This is what will make a difference in this country over the long haul.") and studies showing that science majors from the past forty years have scored better jobs. Unfortunately today's science job market doesn't live up to the hype (via @curriculumveto). Jim Austin of ScienceCareers tells WashPo's Brian Vastag: “There have been many predictions of [science] labor shortages and . . . robust job growth. And yet, it seems awfully hard for people to find a job....
  • NASA Scientists gather in Santa Clara to ponder life beyond Earth (SETIcon)

    06/23/2012 8:13:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 6/23/12 | Lisa M. Krieger
    We may not be alone. But our cosmic companions might be moist creatures in watery worlds -- lacking, of course, E.T.'s impulse, or ability, to phone home. The growing evidence of wet planets -- and its implications in our search for extraterrestrial life -- is among the marvels shared this weekend at a Santa Clara gathering of astronomers, astronauts and science fiction fans. The theme of the three-day SETIcon event: the exploration of universe and the quest to find life beyond Earth. Scientists agreed that the neighborhood is looking a lot friendlier. What began as a trickle of new planet...
  • Warming nears point of no return, scientists say ( .. and then We'RE REallY ReallY DooMeD!!)

    06/07/2012 7:46:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/7/12 | David Perlman
    The Earth is reaching a "tipping point" in climate change that will lead to increasingly rapid and irreversible destruction of the global environment unless its forces are controlled by concerted international action, an international group of scientists warns. Unchecked population growth, the disappearance of critical plant and animal species, the over-exploitation of energy resources, and the rapidly warming climate are all combining to bring mounting pressure on the Earth's environmental health, they say. Scientists from five nations, led by UC Berkeley biologist Anthony Barnosky, report their analysis Thursday in the journal Nature. They likened the potential impact of the forces...
  • Wikileaks Is A Weapon In The Bloody Hands Of Iran

    05/18/2012 7:58:08 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 17 May 2012 | Editorial
    WikiLeaks: The sleazy criminal organization dedicated to publishing U.S. secrets may loudly deny its leaks led to the hanging of a man in Iran Tuesday. But that's irrelevant because WikiLeaks gave Tehran the pretext it sought. A 24-year old Iranian man was the latest victim of the mullahs' monstrous tyranny this week, executed as a spy for Israel, supposedly for killing an Iranian nuclear scientist on behalf of his Zionist masters. That's a whiff of the twisted kangaroo court verdicts typical of Iran. In reality, Majid Jamali Fashi was a young kick-boxing instructor who visited Baku, Azerbaijan, for a tournament...
  • All fossil fuels must be cut to avoid global warming, (two) scientists say

    02/21/2012 4:38:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Canada ^ | 2/21/12 | Mike De Souza
    All fossil fuels must be cut to avoid global warming, scientists sayBy Mike De Souza, Postmedia News February 21, 2012 6:10 PM OTTAWA — Two Canadian climate change scientists from the University of Victoria say the public reaction to their recently published commentary has missed their key message: that all forms of fossil fuels, including the oilsands and coal, must be regulated for the world to avoid dangerous global warming. "Much of the way this has been reported is (through) a type of view that oilsands are good and coal is bad," said climate scientist Neil Swart, who co-authored the...
  • Scientists say NASA cutting missions to Mars

    02/09/2012 7:20:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/9/12 | Seth Borenstein - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists say NASA is about to propose major cuts in its exploration of other planets, especially Mars. And NASA's former science chief is calling it irrational. With limited money for science and an over-budget new space telescope, the space agency essentially had to make a choice in where it wanted to explore: the neighboring planet or the far-off cosmos. Mars lost. Two scientists who were briefed on the 2013 NASA budget that will be released next week said the space agency is eliminating two proposed joint missions with Europeans to explore Mars in 2016 and 2018. NASA...
  • Sixteen prominent scientists publish a letter in WSJ saying “No Need to Panic About Global Warming”

    01/27/2012 9:46:40 AM PST · by Signalman · 8 replies
    WUWT ^ | 1/27/2012 | Anthony Watts
    This is quite something. Sixteen scientists, including such names as Richard Lindzen, William Kininmonth, Wil Happer, and Nir Shaviv, plus engineer Burt Rutan, and Apollo 17 astronaut Dr. Harrison Schmidt, among others, write what amounts to a heretical treatise to the Wall Street Journal, expressing their view that the global warming is oversold, has stalled in the last decade, and that the search for meaningful warming has led to co-opting weather patterns in the blame game. Oh, and a history lesson on Lysenkoism as it relates to today’s warming-science-funding-complex. I can hear Joe Romm’s head exploding all the way out...
  • The Society for the Protection of Iranian Nuclear Scientists

    01/17/2012 9:00:31 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    After having exhausted the indignant possibilities of protesting the extinction of whales, pelicans and polar bears, the left has found a new endangered species to be outraged about. Iranian nuclear scientists. It's one thing to hug a polar bear or a tree, but it's another to embrace an Iranian nuclear scientist, who may well be a jolly and colorful fellow with a family and a paint by numbers coloring kit of an atom, but also happens to be a participant in a plot to kill millions of people. The left which has all the moral sense of a squashed peanut...
  • 'Western intelligence: Israel behind Iran bombs'

    01/15/2012 5:22:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/14/2012
    (JPost) — Israel’s Mossad is responsible for training and paying the assassins of a number of Iranian nuclear scientists over the past two years, TIME magazine reported Saturday citing unnamed Western intelligence sources. In addition to the assassinations of the scientists, all of which were carried out using nearly identical magnetic bombs attached to the side of their cars, the intelligence sources claimed Israel was responsible for an explosion at an Iranian missile base outside Tehran late last year. Majid Jamali Fashi, one of several suspects arrested, tried and sentenced to death by the Islamic Republic in the past two...
  • Harsh Political Reality Slows Climate Studies Despite Extreme Year (running out of loot)

    12/25/2011 5:10:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/24/11 | JUSTIN GILLIS
    Harsh Political Reality Slows Climate Studies Despite Extreme YearBy JUSTIN GILLIS Published: December 24, 2011 At the end of one of the most bizarre weather years in American history, climate research stands at a crossroads. Scientists say they could, in theory, do a much better job of answering the question “Did global warming have anything to do with it?” after extreme weather events like the drought in Texas and the floods in New England. But for many reasons, efforts to put out prompt reports on the causes of extreme weather are essentially languishing. Chief among the difficulties that scientists face:...
  • Scientists find monster black holes, biggest yet (10 billion times the size of our sun)

    12/05/2011 9:27:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/5/11 | AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have found the biggest black holes known to exist — each one 10 billion times the size of our sun. A team led by an astronomer at the University of California at Berkeley discovered the two gigantic black holes in clusters of galaxies 300 million light years away. That's relatively close on the galactic scale.
  • Interior Department reviewing allegations in delta smelt case (department scientists lied?)

    10/14/2011 8:18:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1+ views
    LaTimes ^ | 10/14/11 | Bettina Boxall
    An Interior Department official said Thursday the agency will ask independent experts to review allegations by a federal judge that the testimony of two department scientists was so inconsistent and contradictory it amounted to deliberate deception. U.S. District Court Judge Oliver Wanger attacked the credibility of the biologists last month shortly before retiring from the bench. At a hearing on a motion in a court case involving delta smelt protections, Wanger called one of the scientists a "zealot" and accused the agency of engaging in "bad faith."
  • More [U.S. Dept of] Interior Scientists Are Taking Heat

    09/21/2011 5:32:01 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept 22, 2011 | Felicity Barringer
    Scores of scientists work for the Interior Department on issues involving birds and bees, foxes and foxgloves, and all manner of other species and their habitats. But in the eyes of the general public they tend to be virtually anonymous, at best names in italics at the end of a Federal Register notice. Nonetheless, a spotlight has been trained recently on a few department employees: some National Park Service scientists at Point Reyes National Seashore on California’s northern coast, and an Arctic wildlife biologist working for the Anchorage office of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. And this week, two...
  • Scientists: Bacteria spreading in warming oceans

    09/13/2011 7:37:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/13/11 | Don Melvin - ap
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Warning: The warming of the world's oceans can cause serious illness and may cost millions of euros (dollars) in health care. That is the alarm sounded in a paper released online Tuesday on the eve of a two-day conference in Brussels. The 200-page paper is a synthesis of the findings of more than 100 projects funded by the European Union since 1998. It was produced by Project CLAMER, a collaboration of 17 European marine institutes. The paper says the rising temperature of ocean water is causing a proliferation of the Vibrio genus of bacteria, which can cause...
  • Mosquitoes 'disappearing' in some parts of Africa (scientists are unsure as to why)

    08/27/2011 1:08:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies
    BBC.co.uk ^ | 8/27/11 | BBC News
    Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are disappearing in some parts of Africa, but scientists are unsure as to why. Figures indicate controls such as anti-mosquito bed nets are having a significant impact on the incidence of malaria in some sub-Saharan countries. But in Malaria Journal, researchers say mosquitoes are also disappearing from areas with few controls. They are uncertain if mosquitoes are being eradicated or whether they will return with renewed vigour. Data from countries such as Tanzania, Eritrea, Rwanda, Kenya and Zambia all indicate that the incidence of malaria is dropping fast. Researchers believe this is due to effective implementation of control...
  • Mars Attacks: Scientists Say Aliens May Destroy Mankind Over Global Warming

    08/27/2011 10:30:17 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | Saturday, 20 August 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Three years after the release of the remake The Day the Earth Stood Still, a team of American researchers has made the film’s theme a scientific theory: They are suggesting that an alien race might destroy man to stop our release of greenhouse-gas emissions and global warming. Writes Fox News: The thought-provoking scenario is one of many envisaged in a joint study by Penn State and the NASA Planetary Science Division, entitled "Would Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis." It divides projected close encounters into "neutral," those that cause mankind "unintentional harm" and, more worryingly, those...
  • They’re Coming: Fight “Warming” – Beat Them Aliens?

    08/18/2011 9:29:29 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 19 replies
    The Winston Review ^ | August 19, 2011 | -TWR-
    Extra, extra read all about it (hat tip Andrew Bolt): Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists Rising greenhouse emissions may tip off aliens that we are a rapidly expanding threat, warns a report for Nasa Is it April Fools’ Day, or is someone playing the alien card? The scare report was brought to us by the Guardian’s science correspondent, Ian Sample. One threat – preemptive strikes: The authors warn that extraterrestrials may be wary of civilisations that expand very rapidly, as these may be prone to destroy other life as they grow, just as humans have...
  • U.S. Scientists Discover Natural Agent That Kills Bacteria in Food

    MINNEAPOLIS – U.S. scientists discovered a naturally-occurring agent that destroys the bacteria that cause meat, fish, eggs and dairy products to rot. Researchers at the University of Minnesota reported the discovery of bisin -- a naturally-occurring compound produced by some types of bacteria. The agent reduces the growth of bacteria including E. coli, salmonella and listeria and could lead to sandwiches that stay fresh for more than a year, The (London) Sunday Times reported