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Study saying EPA rules will save 3,500 lives should be nailed to door of every naysayer in Congress
Curbing coal plant emissions would save lots of lives. Not that this matters to EPA haters. A new study published in the ...
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 27
Do we all live in a giant hologram?
The large scale universe projected onto a two-dimensional boundary There is an active field of research in cosmology and physics seeking to explain the cosmos in terms of a radical idea: we live ...
DarkSyde 05/03/2015 115
The Inoculation Project 5/3/2015: Physics in Baltimore
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
belinda ridgewood 05/03/2015 28
House Republicans launch direct attack on Earth Sciences slashing $300 to $500 million from NASA
Republican shills for Big Carbon are launching a direct assault on NASA funding designed to gut any future enhancements to the Earth Sciences capabilities to monitor changing conditions on our ...
Lefty Coaster 05/02/2015 32
Michigan Seismic Event -- 4.0
Michigan experienced a 4.0 seismic event ----8 kilometers south of Galesburg, MI -- at 12:23 PM today, Saturday. It shook my house in East Lansing, was noted by MSU employees and East Lansing ...
LakeSuperior 05/02/2015 7
Photo Diary: Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
Just some photos from an afternoon sitting on the Tampa Bay seawall in St Petersburg, FL.
Lenny Flank 05/02/2015 5
This week in science: stardrive?
There is great excitement in some corners of the space exploration community this week, as several NASA people opened up a discussion with engineers and others outside the agency over a mysterious,
DarkSyde 05/02/2015 91
How To Read A Seismic Hazard Map
Now that the USGS has preliminary come up with a way to quantify the short term hazard of potentially induced earthquakes it’s important to know what these maps are and mean.
terrypinder 05/01/2015 28
May Day History: The Haymarket Riot
Reprinting this diary from last year's May Day: In the US, May Day used to be the internationally-recognized day of recognition and celebration for Labor and its struggles--at least until the ...
Lenny Flank 05/01/2015 5
Crackpot Conspiracy Theorists Pee Their Pants, Again....
Hold on to your tinfoil hats, folks----Obama's military is about to invade Texas and impose martial law. Or something.
Lenny Flank 05/01/2015 58
NASA: EM Drive shown to work in space-like vacuum
The EmDrive which made made headlines last year is back in the news with the results from a new set of tests by NASA showing that the drive has been successfully tested in a hard vacuum. The EM ...
Unit Zero 04/30/2015 232
Ferdinandea: The Island that Everyone Wanted and Nobody Got
In 1831, four naval countries of Europe--Britain, France, Spain, and the then-independent kingdom of Sicily--argued over ownership of an island in the Mediterranean Sea. An island which lasted less ...
Lenny Flank 04/30/2015 23
Bernie Sanders will run on the issues, not the nonsense
[UPDATE] Thanks @HillaryClinton . Looking forward to debating the big issues: income inequality, climate change & getting big money out of politics. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 30, ...
Armando 04/30/2015 376
The Daily Bucket: Wild Florida--The Southern Black Racer
Florida's tropical habitat makes it well-suited for reptiles and a population center for turtles and snakes. Most of our snakes are secretive and nocturnal, and despite their numbers are not often ...
Lenny Flank 04/30/2015 85
Pepsi and aspartame–an unscientific decision
Unless you're a follower of the junk science presented by the pseudoscience shill, Joe Mercola and other crackpots, you probably didn't think much of the artificial sweetener called aspartame (or ...
SkepticalRaptor 04/29/2015 143
The Voyage of the "Trieste"
In January 1960, two ocean explorers named Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard took the manned submersible Trieste to the bottom of the Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench, the deepest spot in the ocean.
Lenny Flank 04/29/2015 17
Debunking the pH Claim of GMO Safety
EdG Note: This article has been retitled and substantially edited since 1st publication. See "Updates" for details. Those who pay even casual attention to The Great GMO Debate are likely aware ...
edg 04/28/2015 269
Bernie Sanders To Announce Presidential Run (as a Dem)
Senator Bernie Sanders is running for President. From Vermont Public Radio : VPR News has learned from several sources that independent U.S. Sen. Bernie ...
Armando 04/28/2015 816
Valentina Tereshkova: The First Woman in Space
Most Americans assume that Sally Ride, who flew on the Space Shuttle in 1983, was the first woman in space. But in reality, the first women had flown in orbit almost 20 years before--and she was a ...
Lenny Flank 04/28/2015 10
Creationism in a NE Classroom
28 March 2007 I posted a letter to the McCook Gazette and the editor printed it: Original Online Saturday, April 7, 2007 Dear Editor, The following was sent to McCook Community College: I am ...
PriceRip 04/27/2015 12
Lipsky Family Wins a Victory on Range Resources SLAPP Law Suit at Texas Supreme Court
The Lipsky Family in Parker County, TX has defeated a Range Resources petition in a SLAPP lawsuit seeking to reinstate certain business disparagement and civil conspiracy claims brought by the ...
LakeSuperior 04/27/2015 24
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) Deservingly Enjoys Victory In Helping Destroy A Conglomerate Merger
Leslie Salzillo 04/26/2015 45
Ancient Europe: The Stone Ages
In the nineteenth century, before the advent of modern scientific chronometric dating, archaeologists and museum curators relied exclusively on relative dating. To make sense out of the chaotic ...
Ojibwa 04/26/2015 24
The Inoculation Project 4/26/15: If They Build It, They Will Learn
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
tgypsy 04/26/2015 17
Mass Extinctions (part 2): The First Time Life on Earth Almost Perished
485 million years ago the Earth was a very different place. The Earth's climate was mostly warm and wet, with sea levels nearly 2,000 feet above those of today. The area north of the tropics was ...
GregWright 04/26/2015 24
Kinnickinnic River Photos Part II.
Not all is politics. When I'm not working, or being a political geek, I like getting outdoors, taking photos, running. But sometimes the political and the personal intersect. There are some, today, ...
Mike Kahlow 04/25/2015 7
Is There Any Intelligent Life Out There? Maybe Not.
Last week two Senior NASA Scientists confidently predicted that we will find evidence of extraterrestrial life within a decade or ...
Dartagnan 04/25/2015 297
Reflections - The Kinnickinnic River, River Falls, WI Photo diary
The South Fork of the Kinni - in the University of Wisconsin - River Falls campus. It's a gorgeous day here in Wisconsin, and I'm off to enjoy the outdoors. About a month ago, I took my camera ...
Mike Kahlow 04/25/2015 12
"cannot cause any infection" ?
ps-as anyone who passed fourth grade science knows the bacteria in vaccines are either dead, or attenuated. They cannot cause any infection . It amazes me that the science deniers cannot grasp ...
indycam 04/25/2015 45
The Daily Bucket: It's A Small World After All
During a recent walk, I decided to focus my attention on all the little things around me--the life that mostly goes unnoticed by everyone as they walk by... The Daily Bucket is a regular series ...
Lenny Flank 04/25/2015 66
America's First Roswell: The Aurora UFO Crash
Everyone is familiar with the story of Roswell, New Mexico, where an extraterrestrial spaceship supposedly crashed and alien bodies were recovered and hidden by the US Government. But if the ...
Lenny Flank 04/25/2015 51
This week in science: she's a witch!
Will the real Mike Rogers (R-AL) please stand up? Because there's a fire and brimstone Mike Rogers who hates him some commie leader and likes to wax elegantly on a certain president who ...
DarkSyde 04/25/2015 68
Sanford Stalling Charleston Transit Progress
From Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit This statement was prepared for the April 23rd. protest at the Office of US Congressman Mark Sanford in Mount Pleasant, SC. At that ...
wjhamilton29464 04/25/2015 16
The Hubble Space Telescope: 25 Years and Counting
There has been a lot of attention on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) this week, including posts here at Daily Kos. I'm going to try to make this one worth your time. I've been putting together ...
xaxnar 04/24/2015 28
What's that spot on Ceres?
NASA is holding a vote on what you think the bright spots on Ceres may be. Images of Ceres from as far away as the Hubble telescope show a white splotch that everyone assumed would be a crater. ...
atana 04/24/2015 98
"Science is authoritarian" ?
American Association for the Advancement of Science http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Association_for_the_Advancement_of_Science The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is ...
indycam 04/24/2015 30
Backyard Scientist: Chimp Edition
I may have been the first person to see these chimps I'm a lover of science you can do close to home, but thanks to sites like Zooniverse , you can now do science very far away from home without ...
Mark Sumner 04/24/2015 11
The Media's "Clinton Rules"
Pierce with a tour de force : It appears that the "exclusive" ratfking arrangement entered into by The New York Times and Washington Post has brought us all back to the Mena Airport again, and that ...
Armando 04/24/2015 348
"On Its Stomach": The History of Military Rations
Napoleon once famously said that an Army travels on its stomach. And it is thanks to Napoleon that the modern world has canned food. Troops, of course, grumbled about the quality of their rations ...
Lenny Flank 04/23/2015 39
Is the RW screwing with the Democratic Party of WI chair election?
Update 5 pm CST 4/23/2015 - See my update at the end of the diary. This issue has gone to the highest level of the DPW. Other delegates have reported receiving this phone poll, and we have an ...
Mike Kahlow 04/23/2015 26
Science Denier Bingo: A Board Game for Science Fans
Science Deniers come in all stripes. Some are right-wing, some are left-wing. Some are anti-government, some are anti-corporate. But if you look closely at all of the anti-science fringe, everyone ...
Lenny Flank 04/22/2015 114
A Heartwarming Story With A Terrible Lesson for Anti-Vaxers
Earlier this year a tiny, frail, disabled, 67 year old pensioner was mugged as he put out the trash in the northern English city of Gateshead. His 25 year old assailant was desperate for money to ...
Lib Dem FoP 04/22/2015 234
In Oklahoma, hard data that finally lays out the danger from the state's man-made quake boom
For the last year, I and several others have covered the rise in seismicity in Oklahoma and Kansas . The earthquakes in these two states, coupled with earthquakes in Texas, Colorado, and Ohio, ...
terrypinder 04/21/2015 107
Pi-Ramesse: Egypt's Oddest Mystery
During his reign, the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II built an extraordinary number of monuments in his capitol city, Pi-Ramesse. In later centuries, Pi-Ramesse was abandoned and forgotten, lost in the ...
Lenny Flank 04/21/2015 40
The Daily Bucket: Wild Florida--The Mangrove
The mangrove trees are an important part of Florida's ecosystem--they provide habitat for many fish and other marine life, they form natural breakwaters which protect inland areas from winds and ...
Lenny Flank 04/21/2015 43
The Politics of TPP
Hillary Clinton will be the Dem nominee for President. Now Martin O'Malley or Jim Webb may not agree, but, well, she is. Imo of course. That said, if Webb or O'Malley want to make a splash, there ...
Armando 04/21/2015 54

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