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Meat Grown In A Vat. What Could Go Wrong?
Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands made the news in 2013 with the world's first lab-grown hamburger. He and his research team have been working since then to turn the ...
Th0rn 05/24/2015 29
The Justice Department on Netroots Radio Presents: "The Streets of His Soldier Mind"
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justiceputnam 05/24/2015 1
When Scientists Put A Thumb On The Scale
Autism from vaccines? Cloning stem cells? Easy way to create stem cells? These erroneous studies were published in the peer reviewed Lancet, Science and Nature say a couple of scientific journal ...
ban nock 05/24/2015 32
Situation Becomes Desperate in Kansas Mental Health Hospitals
The situation with Kansas mental health care providers has continued to grow more problematic. Over the last four years, I've written about continued cuts , Staffing Shortfalls , as well as concerns ...
Chris Reeves 05/24/2015 11
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 ...
PriceRip 05/24/2015 53
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 ...
MarineChemist 05/24/2015 7
Dublin Catholic Archbishop: Church Needs a Reality Check
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin says he voted no, but recognizes that this election represents a reality check for the Catholic Church. Ireland, one of the world's most predominantly ...
Chris Reeves 05/24/2015 76
The Inoculation Project 5/24/2015: Human Circuits!
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
belinda ridgewood 05/24/2015 16
2015 Backyard Science Yardbird Race Tally #5
Welcome to the 2015 Daily Kos Backyard Science Yardbird Race! This is the fifth tally for 2015, and is the official place to post your sightings, ask for help, and brag some if you wish. Here's ...
bwren 05/24/2015 73
OND - Saturday Science Edition
Welcome to the Saturday Science Edition of Overnight News Digest Overnight News Digest is a regular daily feature which provides noteworthy news items and commentary from around the world. The ...
Man Oh Man 05/23/2015 13
It's the iPhone's world, we just live in it ... for now
A wild boar and domestic pigs from Darwin's The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication In 2001, Michael Pollan authored a fine popular science book called ...
Mark Sumner 05/23/2015 76
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 ...
Frank Palmer 05/23/2015 10
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXXVIII, Like Water for Food Edition
One vintage bumper-sticker type slogan goes: "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem." That came to mind when I was reading this NYT interactive article , "Your ...
chingchongchinaman 05/23/2015 18
Kansas Rocked by 4.6 Earthquake
The Kansas Community of Pratt was rocked this afternoon with a 4.6 Earthquake. The earthquake, located about 89 miles west of Wichita and close to nearby Pratt is neither the first or largest ...
Chris Reeves 05/23/2015 81
The Daily Bucket - Enormous Plankton Database
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
enhydra lutris 05/23/2015 52
Say Hello to the Anti-Science Party
"We're associated with being anti-everything," Bush said. "Way too many people believe that Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science , anti-gay, anti-worker. Many voters are simply ...
jamess 05/23/2015 33
Obama and Human Trafficing
Respected voices among us have come to the conclusion that President Obama would desire tier three Malaysia, the hub of human trafficking, be included in the TPP without expecting that would make a ...
rktect 05/23/2015 4
This week in science: two in the Bush
Well worth a few minutes of three-day weekend Zen Former Florida Governor and presumed current front runner in the 2016 GOP primary, Jeb Bush, spoke on climate change this week. In just a couple of ...
DarkSyde 05/23/2015 70
I used to post here often, but not so much anymore
I still come here, but for different reasons. My circumstances have changed, and I no longer have the time to write like I used to. I still read...but I have so little time to write. So little ...
Keith930 05/22/2015 72
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 ...
atana 05/22/2015 30
Obamacare Saves Sight, Obamacare Saves Lives. StDD~ Week 39
    Daily Kos' own ObamaCare guru, Brainwrap, has recently highlighted the story of Luis Lang in a number of posts here , here , here , ...
JoanMar 05/22/2015 30
Josh Duggar Fallout: TLC temporarily takes 19 Kids and Counting off the air. Cancellation next?
In the wake of Josh Duggar's child molestation allegations and charges, Discovery Communications-owned TLC has temporarily pulled 19 Kids ...
JGibson 05/22/2015 34
Man and dog—researchers say we've been besties far longer than previously thought
Scientists looking into the genome from an ancient lower jaw bone of an at least 27,000 years old Taimyr wolf believe that it represents the most recent, common ancestor ...
Walter Einenkel 05/22/2015 55
Monckton outfoxed by a calendar in his fight to censor art
Ian Wolter's "Lest We Forget Those Who Denied" Remember when UK student Ian Wolter created a masterpiece of denier commentary? The seven-foot,
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/22/2015 2
Writing Successfully at Daily Kos - A Few Tips
Over the last few days at Daily Kos we've had several debates over editorial content and control as well as guidelines that writers follow. As a site that lives as a peer-reviewed source, Daily ...
Chris Reeves 05/22/2015 78
Which 48 Democrats Want to Privatize Outer Space?
Yesterday, the House passed the SPACE Act of 2015 (H.R. 2262), a bill designed to promote commercial space travel and exploration. Here is a summary of what the bill does: This bill is a ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/22/2015 18
Allergies, antibiotics, gut biomes and the immune system
I'm just going to link to three articles dealing with recent studies on these matters.They are to some extent all related because of the focus on infant and childhood development of systems and ...
enhydra lutris 05/22/2015 7
The Daily Bucket - Friendly Seal sighting
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group.  It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you.  Rain, sun, wind...insects, birds, flowers......
OceanDiver 05/22/2015 90
IAN: May 22, 2015: Volunteer Scientific Research Sites
Morning folks! It's Friday once more in the Land of Ian. Today I'm going to show you some sites that I've been volunteering for on a daily basis since I can't really get out and volunteer in my ...
FloridaSNMOM 05/21/2015 24
Overnight News Digest -- ";-)" Edition
rfall 05/21/2015 19
Kansas finds new way to punish the poor
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback promised to be able to balance the state budget by cutting taxes for the wealthy. That didn't work out. So to help cover the budget gap he has decided to punish the ...
gjohnsit 05/21/2015 50
I've lost my handgun virginity
Last week, I fired a handgun for the first time in my life. And for those of you hoping to learn that my experience transformed me from a gun-phobe to a gun-lover: Sorry. I never want to do that ...
gloriasb 05/21/2015 86
Kansas House Gives Secretary of State Kobach Prosecutorial Powers
The Kansas State House moved today to send legislation to Sam Brownback which would significantly increase the role of the Kansas Secretary of State. Kris Kobach, in earlier testimony to the house ...
Chris Reeves 05/21/2015 26
The "Serious" Candidate Makes Some "WOW" Remarks on Climate Science
Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) said some pretty remarkable things while he was campaigning in New Hampshire. Pretty remarkable because it calls into question even the conversation that Climate ...
AtheistDadOf1 05/21/2015 23
FDA Drug Safety Warning!!
FDA warns that SGLT2 inhibitors for diabetes may result in a serious condition of too much acid in the blood "On May 15, 2015, FDA is warning that the type 2 diabetes medicines canagliflozin, ...
thepanamarick 05/21/2015 3
Early research shows promise in treating Down syndrome and similar disorders using cancer drugs
Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome are the most prevalent ...
Walter Einenkel 05/21/2015 7
Identify plagiarism? Pay $15,000 to $2 million.
In the latest attack on the climate science community, John Mashey (a computer scientist and frequent DeSmogBlog contributor) was sued for $2 million for exposing plagiarism. It's a long and weird ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/21/2015 6
The Daily Bucket - Fiddling Around
At the beginning of May, Mr. Watt and I went up to the Sol Duc valley in the Olympic National Park. Among other things, the ferns along the trail to Sol Duc Falls were just coming up. So, I ...
Milly Watt 05/21/2015 58
House Passes Bill to Gut Science & Research Funding
Yesterday, in addition to passing a deficit-funded corporate tax break for R&D, the House passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 , a funding bill for federal scientific programs ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/21/2015 18
morning open thread
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 0330 am Eastern time. Feel free to volunteer to take a day -
exlrrp 05/21/2015 48
Aetna gets huge fine in Missouri for not enough autism coverage and too much abortion coverage
Jay Nixon announces a mixed bag settlement with Aetna First, the good news. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced a $4.5 million ...
Jen Hayden 05/20/2015 2
Bobby Jindal Issues Executive Order For "Religious Freedom"
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal decided that today was the day to take a stand for straight people who felt under fire by the off chance they might find themselves in the same general vicinity of ...
Chris Reeves 05/20/2015 8
The Daily Bucket: One person's weed...
What is a weed? According to my friend, Merriam Webster, it is "a (1) : a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially one that tends to overgrow or ...
Elizaveta 05/20/2015 90
MO-Sen: Jason Kander (D) & VoteVets Push Congress To Give Veterans Free Access To Public Parks
Received this e-mail today from VoteVets and Secretary of State Jason Kander's (D. MO) U.S. Senate campaign: I ...
poopdogcomedy 05/20/2015 2
19KaC Star and FRC Exec. Director Josh Duggar named as an underage sex offender
It sounds like Family Research Council Executive Director (or right-...
JGibson 05/19/2015 22
Wikileaks update: TPP ~ Revelations
Frankly, I never dreamed that when I posted a diary here during the Bush years titled "Listen up, Whistleblowers!" it would end up on the Wikileaks page, ( Link ) much less, still be relevant during ...
Lisa Lockwood 05/19/2015 71
KS Republicans Take On The Courts: Rule For Us Or Don't Get Paid
Kansas Republicans have decided that favorable rulings in court hearings may require some incentive - and that incentive boils down to whether or not judges get paid. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/...
Chris Reeves 05/19/2015 22
Kansas County Can't Afford to Mow the Lawn
Kansas Counties are finding that the Brownback economy isn't working out for them nearly as well as they had hoped. Today in the statehouse, Kansas Lobbyists are arguing against rolling back tax ...
Chris Reeves 05/19/2015 31
Daily Bucket: A Green Heron Hunts His Lunch
A few days ago, I happened upon a Green Heron hunting for his lunch. Green Herons are much more shy than other herons and egrets, so when he saw me watching him he froze completely still for a good ...
Lenny Flank 05/19/2015 56
Obama Administration To Work With Republicans on Endangered Species Reform
Monday the Obama administration announced what will probably be one of it's less controversial changes in how it administers the Endangered Species Act (ESA) reports The Hill The admin said they'd ...
ban nock 05/19/2015 22
birds along the fox
blueyedace2 05/18/2015 11
The Daily Bucket - recent canoodling
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group.  It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you.  Rain, sun, wind...insects, birds, flowers......
OceanDiver 05/18/2015 51
A Sunday Walk (Warning)
I haven't been getting out into the woods as much as I'd like to. It used to be that almost every weekend I'd spend one day wandering around looking at things. Last Sunday I had the opportunity and ...
ban nock 05/18/2015 8
Marco Rubio Blows the same Iraq War Question “It was Not a Mistake”
Marco Rubio's campaign ran off the rails when Rubio flubbed the answer to what had to be the question he was expecting most: Knowing what we do now was the invasion of Iraq a mistake? (BEGIN ...
Lefty Coaster 05/17/2015 96
sad trestle trail
blueyedace2 05/17/2015 16
The Daily Bucket - Citizen Science at Work
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
enhydra lutris 05/17/2015 26
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXXVII: Partly Read Series Edition
In his foreword to the Penguin Classics edition of Nietzsche’s Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ , R.J. Hollingdale starts as follows: ”Why read a book by Nietzsche – not to speak of ...
chingchongchinaman 05/16/2015 41
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 ...
Desert Scientist 05/16/2015 9
The Daily Bucket - Bees in the Butterflyweed
The larger of the two butterflyweed clusters in my yard is now in full bloom. As I have lamented before, the showy plant rarely attracts butterflies here. Bees love it, though. According to the USDA,
foresterbob 05/16/2015 73
Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog
Good Morning All. I am James, also known as exlrrp this is the Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog where the Dailykos community gets together to talk about all things construction and repair. Our ...
exlrrp 05/16/2015 42
Jury Awards $82M In Damages Against Harrassing Debt Collector
Portfolio Associates, Inc. is widely seen as one of the most aggressive debt collection agencies in the country. Using bully tactics and arm twisting, as well as threats of continuous litigation, ...
Chris Reeves 05/15/2015 15
The Daily Bucket - chocolate lily season in a remnant Indian prairie
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group.  It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you.  Rain, sun, wind...insects, birds, flowers......
OceanDiver 05/15/2015 86
Every Road In The US On A Map
Below the big empty space is the Wind Rivers, with parts of Wyoming range on left, Gros Ventre above. They say that 97% of America is within 3 miles of a road. Some qualifications about the map. ...
ban nock 05/15/2015 10
Incompetence and rudeness on display at Kennesaw State University
Yesterday at Kennesaw State University, a black student by the name of Kevin Bruce ( @IAmKB_ on Twitter ) was falsely accused of "harassment" by a white faculty member named Abby Dawson for merely ...
JGibson 05/14/2015 24
Obamaville, KS Police Chief Requires Officers To Read DOJ Ferguson Report "To Be Better Officers"
Lawrence, KS, which is now affectionately known as Obamaville, KS, apparently continues their efforts to show that a police department can work with a community in a way that isn't so ...
Chris Reeves 05/14/2015 10
Pope Francis does the impossible: Gets Republicans to want religion out of politics
What does it take to make Republicans want to keep religious leaders out of politics? A pope who disagrees with them, apparently. Pope Francis' recognition of ...
Laura Clawson 05/14/2015 207
The Daily Bucket - Prairie, One Month Later
At the end of March, I reported on my discovery of a local preserved patch of PNW prairie. I returned a month later on April 29th and there were some big changes. What I was hoping to see was a ...
Milly Watt 05/14/2015 88
morning open thread
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 0330 am Eastern time. Feel free to volunteer to take a day - ...
exlrrp 05/14/2015 41
Royal Dutch Shell Invades Seattle UPDATED
The Mayor of Seattle doesn't want Shell's Polar Pioneer to dock in Seattle. The Seattle City Council doesn't want Shell's Polar Pioneer to dock in Seattle. The Port of Seattle doesn't want Shell'...
Lefty Coaster 05/14/2015 57
Missouri Republican John Diehl, Speaker of the House, Caught in Sexting Scandal With College Intern
Missouri Republicans were rocked today as Speaker John Diehl, who is viewed as the Republican voice on the floor in Jefferson City was caught engaged in an affair with a college aged intern. http:/
Chris Reeves 05/13/2015 15
KS Republicans Host News Conference Urging Educators Teach Financial Literacy - Irony Alert
In normal circumstances, a news conference held by a state party as a fluff piece wouldn't earn a lot of attention. When Kansas House Republicans join together in the state capital to urge ...
Chris Reeves 05/13/2015 3
The Daily Bucket - a wet and wild swallow tale
Gooseville, WI Male Tree Swallows Tachycineta bicolor in a territorial dispute over a prime nestbox.
Polly Syllabic 05/13/2015 69
MO Senate Fights as Right to Work Debate Strips Reporters of 1st Amendment, Leads to Filibuster
Missouri Republicans have been waging a bitter fight over a piece of Right to Work legislation that peaked last night and today turned into a filibuster that lasted 8 hours. The fight began as ...
Chris Reeves 05/12/2015 4
Daily Bucket: A Walk Around Sawgrass Lake
Photos from a recent walk at Sawgrass Lake Park in St Pete FL: The Daily Bucket is a regular series from the Backyard Science group. Here we talk about Mother Nature in all her glory, especially ...
Lenny Flank 05/12/2015 55
Boehner's Hand Picked Replacement for Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) Runs Into Ethics Problem
There is no love lost between John Boehner and Tim Huelskamp. The ongoing fight has led to committees being stripped and an effort to sideline the Kansas Congressman - a topic of ...
Chris Reeves 05/12/2015 11
Failed Kansas Business Owner Mocks Democrats While Displaying 61 Star Flag
Payless Furniture Outlet in Lawrence, Kansas has finally, once and for all, closed their doors. But not before a few final shots could be thrown at the town they leave behind. Lawrence, KS, one of ...
Chris Reeves 05/11/2015 324
Missouri Activists Fill the Capital to Protest ALEC Right to Work Legislation
Even more friends here in the #moleg to fight against so called #RightToWork bill. pic.twitter.com/mCoMHayjNV — Paul LeVota (@paullevota) May 11, ...
Chris Reeves 05/11/2015 3
The Daily Bucket: Magnolia You Sweet Thing
- Curious about something you saw while walking in the woods? Spot the coolest bug ever? The prettiest flower and butterfly? Stumble on a rock and found a fossil? Or was it? This is the place to ...
PHScott 05/11/2015 51

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