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|The promise of NewSpace
Ceres as revealed by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 4, 2015, from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers). The bright spots may be water ice. We throw a lot of terms around here on Daily Kos, ...
|Empirical versus Theoretical
On page 198 Problems of Empiricism: Volume 2: Philosophical Papers 1985. Paul Feyerabend describes a quote attributed to Einstein from a lecture in Prague in 1920: If the observations of ...
|Sea Star Loss is Mussels Gain
Note that the video above was shot on May 8, 2015, set to Debussy's Clair de Lune, by the YouTube user NorthOlbo who makes wonderful pieces about the British Columbian coast. Check him out. The ...
|The Inoculation Project 5/24/2015: Human Circuits!
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
|Regression to the mean question for biologically-trained.
In commenting on another poster's misunderstanding of Regression to the Mean, I recalled a question on that subject that I have had before. My understanding is that Dalton expected that ...
|Faux Pause, appendix
This is just a short appendix to my post from yesterday , wherein I described fraud being perpetrated by the likes of Monckton and Watts in convincing low-information types that global warming (aka ...
|Ceres: spots' spectrum similar to ice
The famous spots, imaged on May 16 from a distance of 7,200 kilometers. Pixels in this image are 700 meters wide. Christopher Russell, principal investigator for the Dawn Mission, says the ...
|Monckton and Watts inadvertently reveal global warming "Pause" to be clumsy fraud
The idiot climate denialist website http://wattsupwiththat.com, run by the idiot climate denialist Anthony Watts , is fond of running graphs proclaiming NO GLOBAL WARMING FOR ‘XX’ YEARS ‘X’ ...
|A switch was flipped and now southern peninsula Antarctic glaciers are rapidly melting.
Scientists have discovered that the ice shelves of South Antarctica, located in the Bellingshausen sea , are in rapid melt. This new study follows reports that the remnants of Larsen B should ...
|USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Revises U.S. Wind Energy Potential Map in All 50 States
The U.S. Department of Energy revises wind energy potential map for the entire U.S. and which shows the areas of the United States evaluated with increased (or new) wind energy potential with ...
|Yup, Clinton can tell the Beltway media to go to hell
Heavens! Is that Hillary with some "everyday Americans"? BLASPHEMY! The same day I lauded ...
|Glyphosate use before Roundup ready crops use and abuse
There is a basic misunderstanding being presented as the truth re glyphosates use before roundup ready crops came to market . The claim is that glyphosate was used on crops for 20 years before ...
|Early research shows promise in treating Down syndrome and similar disorders using cancer drugs
Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome are the most prevalent ...
|If Hillary wants to avoid the beltway political media, well then, that's very smart
Hillary Clinton, at a small-business roundtable in Iowa, loses nothing by bypassing the traditional ...
|The very real and decisive GMO scientific consensus
Over and over, I've read comments on the internet (obviously, my first mistake) that there is no scientific consensus about GMOs, or genetically modified organisms (generally crops or food), and ...
|Editor of American Chemical Society's Journal Environmental Science & Technology Gets a New Sofa
These musings by the Editor in Chief of the American Chemical Society's publication, Environmental Science & Technology, are a worthy read for those interested in the interaction between science, ...
|The Viking Mars Mission
In October 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first satellite, Sputnik. Over the next 20 years, the Space Race saw the USSR and the USA compete in a series of space spectaculars as each tried to ...
|Scientists invent astonishing new concrete that can heal its own cracks (VIDEO)
Will cracks in basement foundations become a thing of the past? Scientists in the Netherlands have created a "bioconcrete" that amazingly uses bacteria in a very unusual ...
|There's A Monster At The Door, And It Better Not Get In. Super El Nino Is Back!
Last year a monster Kelvin wave (bubble of warm water) formed in the pacific and started heading eastward. Often times this is the forerunner of an El Nino event. The Kelvin wave surfaced and was ...
|Obama Curtailing Surplus Military Gear To Police Programs
This is welcome news and hopefully part of a continuing trend: In a surprise announcement coming nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Obama is ...
|TPP: Corporate 'Tribunals' Bad for People, Environment & Climate Justice
Senator Elizabeth Warren has noted that ISDS is a policy in the new TPP, and she, other lawmakers, environmentalists and human right activists object to ISDS for good reasons. The full name of ...
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|Thinking Computer an Oxymoron
Thinking suggests self-awareness, computers are not aware in any real sense . . . self-aware, fugetaboutit. The whole Self-Aware conundrum is a vexing problem for Classical Philosophy. ...
|Ancient Africa: A Short Overview of Homo Habilis
The first species to be classified as human, designated as Homo habilis , appeared in Africa over two million years ago. While similar in many physical features to the earlier Australopithecines, ...
|The Inoculation Project 5/17/2015: Science Books!
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
|Eugenie Clark - 1922-2015
I am taking the liberty of writing a diary on a female scientist whom I never met and who died in the 21st Century (in fact this very year.) This is in large part because of her 1951 book "Lady ...
The Moon's shadow takes about 1.5 hours entering near Salem, Oregon sweeping across the United States of America exiting through Charleston, South Carolina. At about 13:00 CDT the shadow's center ...
|Stunning NASA video shows humanity's impact on Earth
Feeling paranoid? You should. NASA and The U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat satellite program have been watching us from space for over forty years. The satellite orbits the Earth 14 times a day ...
|Larsen C ice shelf is melting from the top and the bottom and is at risk of collapse
Images: NASA Earth Observatory, gif by Rosamund Pearce for Carbon Brief Click to view the break up of Larsen B Of the 4 Larsen ice shelves, Shelf A became the first ice shelf to collapse in ...
|Monte Verde: The First Americans?
For decades, archaeologists have concluded that the first humans entered the Americas over the Bering Straits land bridge about 13,000 years ago, when an ice-free corridor opened up in Canada, But ...
|Check out these images of recently discovered deep sea creatures
One of the amazing creatures in a recent deep sea expedition This amazing footage from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration highlights ...
|Oil Pipeline Company Tries To Bribe Landowner With 'Sexual Services of a Teenage Prostitute'.
This looks like it could get pretty interesting so break out the popcorn and pull up a seat: http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/iowa-landowner-claims-he-was-offered-prostitute-by-oil-pipeline-company-
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- This morning it was announced that John Nash, famed mathemtician was killed on the New Jersey turnpike in a tragic car crash that claimed his life and that of his wife. John Forbes Nash Jr., the ...62 comments 257 Recs
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