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A call for scientific activism
We are living in a very dangerous time. The voices we hear every day are those of insane people. Yes I mean insane ! They populate our government and are in control. Scientists by their nature ...
don mikulecky 06/01/2015 11
So We're Going To Mars
Here's how truly stupid the scientists are. From their own projections, In approximately 70 years, they have predicted water wars In approximately 120 years, they have predicted the air will be so ...
nicolemaschke 06/01/2015 55
New drug trial shows 'real hope' in fight to treat lung cancer
The results of a recent lung cancer therapy have shown significant improvement in the patients' life expectancies. The therapy involved Nivolumab—one of a new PD-1/PD-L1 ...
Walter Einenkel 06/01/2015 11
Robert Randolph
Robert Randolph and the Family Band is an American funk and soul band led by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph. The Word is an instrumental/Sacred steel/gospel blues jam band. The supergroup ...
NCTim 06/01/2015 9
Pope Francis wants to lead global effort to fight climate change, will lay out moral justification
Pope Francis on the verge of asking Catholics to step up together to fight climate change. Science and ...
Jen Hayden 06/01/2015 147
‘Fatally flawed’ cooling claims
There is a new study out in Nature that's gotten some attention. According to the coverage, the study proves that not only will global warming stop, but the next decade is going to actually get ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 06/01/2015 1
On The Path - 101
I realize that everyone is "much" smarter than I am. That everyone here knows so much more than I do. That everyone here is so much more important than I am. And for those of you who feel or think ...
nicolemaschke 06/01/2015 16
The Justice Department on Netroots Radio Presents: "Standing By The Water Thanking It"
Follow @...
justiceputnam 05/31/2015 1
If Bernie beats HRC in the primaries, Its unrealistic
to think Bernie loses the general election. Comparing Bernie in 2016 to McGovern in 1972, saying Bernie loses like George did is a bit of a stretch. One should remember that the 1972 Democratic ...
Roger Fox 05/31/2015 435
Book Review: Dire Predictions 2nd Edition
Dire Predictions: understanding climate change By Michael E. Mann and Lee R. Kump DK Publishing, $ 25.00 US or ...
DarkSyde 05/31/2015 54
Gospel Brunch - Reed's Temple Choir
Bon appetit.
NCTim 05/31/2015 3
For The Record
With all that I have learned in life, all the books, and studying, the one thing that I have always found to be true is... The more you know, the less you know. Please refer to the bottom of the ...
nicolemaschke 05/31/2015 6
The Inoculation Project 5/31/2015: STEM Activities & Books
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
nomandates 05/31/2015 15
Sunday Morning Music
Kate Tempest - ...
danps 05/31/2015 2
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 05/30/2015 27
Agriculture
I spent over 30 years of my life working in agricultural biology. Mostly this was in biological control of insect pests and weeds. At the same time I followed my interests in the evolution, life ...
Desert Scientist 05/30/2015 95
This Week in the War on Women, May 24-30, 2015: Climate Change, No Chocolate!?! And Other Calamities
I have recently learned that climate change will be MUCH worse than previously thought: It is already affecting chocolate! That's right, the elixir that gives guys a fighting chance is already 25% ...
elenacarlena 05/30/2015 99
Economics Of The Poor Part 2: How A More Equitable World Is Possible
After mentioning life at the bottom in my previous diary, I thought I'd mention policy prescriptions that could and would help the lower classes. Some of which we might already have were Congress ...
KantV420 05/30/2015 1
Just Music, Nothing Personal
Something has always seemed strange to me about people's expectations of music, as opposed to other forms of art. When we watch a film or read a book we understand that the person or people involved ...
themeliorist 05/30/2015 4
Saturday Shuffle Mix
Have a groovy Saturday.
NCTim 05/30/2015 3
Written in Bone: Ambulocetus
The whales are the largest animals that have ever lived on earth. But the huge marine whales evolved from a small animal about the size of a large dog. And these earliest whales had four legs and ...
Lenny Flank 05/30/2015 12
This week in science: from icy worlds to warm-blooded dinos
Images of Pluto returned by New Horizons. Click image for background on mission This week more images of Pluto were released by the New ...
DarkSyde 05/30/2015 33
Saturday morning music
Sébastien Tellier - ...
danps 05/30/2015 1
It Only Takes One: Get Ready for Hurricane Season
Are you ready for hurricane season? Monday is June 1 (how'd that happen?) and the start of hurricane season in the Atlantic basin. It's only May and we've already seen one tropical storm-- Ana ...
weatherdude 05/29/2015 64
The Discredited Gay Equality Study and the Smell Test
Humanity has always had a problem with reality. We have a problem with seeing things the way we want to see them, rather than how they actually are. Case in point -- Iraq, where right-wingers and "...
Eternal Hope 05/29/2015 11
Funk Friday - Fred Wesley
Fred Wesley is an American jazz and funk trombonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic in the second half of the 1970s.
NCTim 05/29/2015 9
What I don't understand about Willie Soon...
and any other "scientist" who sets aside his or her intellectual integrity for cash. Ahem. Here goes. So by now it is old news that famous climate change denier Willie Soon has taken massive ...
SninkyPoo 05/29/2015 8
60-million-year-old fish fossil discovered—by one of Canada's most well-known creationists
60-million-year-old fish fossil—give or take 59,994,000 years or so. A Canadian man from Alberta discovered the fossils of five 60-million-year-old fish in a Calgary basement.
Walter Einenkel 05/29/2015 17
Truth's Polar Opposite Takes on Polar Ice
Chris Mooney at the Washington Post has a wonderful piece debunking a recent Forbes post by Heartland's increasingly irrelevant James Taylor. Unsurprisingly, Taylor tries to mislead readers by ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/29/2015 5
PTSD, Politics and Pot
I am not a veteran, but I can think of few people that deserve our collective respect & support more than those that have actively risked their lives in the interest of our country. I often wish ...
aworldeye 05/29/2015 4
Overnight News Digest -- "Perhaps Repubs Just Need More Sleep" Edition
rfall 05/28/2015 15
I was laid off yesterday.
So the latest chapter in the sad, strange arc of my career has come to a close. I was laid off from my (temporary) tax position with New York State yesterday, after 4 months. It was a pretty ...
ArchTeryx 05/28/2015 58
Jazz - Tal Farlow
When guitarist Tal Farlow (1921 - 1998) died in July 1998, at the age of 77, he left behind an unmatched legacy of jazz guitar music. He began his career in the 1940's as a contemporary of the ...
NCTim 05/28/2015 4
A True Progressive
At the risk of being labeled a heathen, or drawn, quartered, disemboweled, or burned alive, I will state my position that a true progressive is an atheist, or at the least; agnostic. Religious dogma ...
Flaque 05/28/2015 1
Scientists believe they may have discovered earliest known murder victim
We can call him Abel. Scientists in Spain have published a paper titled Lethal Interpersonal Violence in the Middle Pleistocene. In it they ...
Walter Einenkel 05/28/2015 11
Yes, Dorothy, Scientists Have Found Tornado Activity May Be Affected by Climate Change
This is sparked by a discussion I saw in another diary, in which the claim was made that no studies have shown any evidence that increased tornado activity is a consequence of climate change. And ...
Steven D 05/28/2015 3
Lomborg's Ouija-Board Consensus Center
Investigative journalist Graham Readfearn has a post on DeSmog that takes a critical look at Lomborg's ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/28/2015 5
Texas & Alaska Floods: El Nino & Hot Oceans Start a Year of Hellish Weather. It Will Get Worse.
There's too much heat in the oceans. Way too much heat. Hot water has surged across the equator in the Pacific and a deep pool of very hot water is building off of Mexico's west coast. Tropical ...
FishOutofWater 05/27/2015 177
Pluto starts to show its face
What Hubble sees when it looks at Pluto: Computer models based on Hubble images: What New Horizons is seeing:
atana 05/27/2015 92
Intense Precipitation Events on Rise in USA - Predicted by Climate Models in 2007 IPCC Report
That graphic from Climate Central shows the top fifty cities in the United States with the largest percentage increase in intense rain events (comparing the decade 1950-1959 to the ...
Steven D 05/27/2015 15
Santana
F' it we'll do it live. ~ O'Reilly ~ Live Santana is sublime. I still remember being awe struck the first time I saw Carlos Santana lead his band through a night of sonic magic.
NCTim 05/27/2015 18
As Texas floods, now is the time to examine its teaparty Republicans
Drone video of flooding in Central Texas over Memorial Day weekend. The drought in Texas ended with a wet, thundering bang last weekend, but the political hypocrisy may just be getting started. ...
DarkSyde 05/27/2015 231
It's flooding down in Texas
Whole Foods Market on Lamar ...
DarkSyde 05/26/2015 86
The Holmes Brothers
The Holmes Brothers are an American musical trio originally from Christchurch, Virginia. Mixing sounds from blues, soul, gospel, country, and rhythm & blues, they have released twelve studio albums, ...
NCTim 05/26/2015 8
Lou Rawls
Easing into the week with Lou Rawls . Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known ...
NCTim 05/25/2015 12
The Lecture Bill O'Reilly Inspired Me to Give to My Students
I teach a college course on jazz and hip hop at a Southern California university, and after listening to Fox's Bill O'Reilly bloviate last week about how hip hop and rap are to blame for declining ...
Doctor Jazz 05/25/2015 77
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, ...
DarkSyde 05/24/2015 101
Gospel Brunch - Otis Clay
Otis Clay is an American R&B and soul singer, who started in gospel music. In 2013, Clay was inducted to the Blues Hall of Fame.
NCTim 05/24/2015 8
Sunday Morning Music
Mirror Kisses - Keep A ...
danps 05/24/2015 1
What's for Dinner? v9.43: Mauro Giuliani Roasted Potatoes with Asparagus
For this recipe, you will need 1 Pepe Romero 1 Neville Mariner 1 Chamber Orchestra of the Academy of St. Martin In the Fields (If Messrs. Romero and Mariner are otherwise engaged, or if you haven'...
ruleoflaw 05/23/2015 75
Saturday Shuffle Mix
Easy breezy.
NCTim 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
Funk Friday - Groove Merchant
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NCTim 05/22/2015 2
Stalking Songs
Jaysus Kerist! Sting! Every breath you take And every move you make Every bond you break Every step you take I'll be watching you Every single day And every word you say Every game you play Every ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/21/2015 34
Jazz - Jean Luc Ponty
Jean-Luc Ponty (born 29 September 1942) is a French virtuoso violinist and jazz composer.
NCTim 05/21/2015 12
Guy Forsyth
Guy Forsyth is an American Texas blues and blues rock singer, guitarist, harmonicist and songwriter. Forsyth's repertoire, which is primarily blues in format, also incorporates traces of rock, R&B,
NCTim 05/20/2015 2
B.B., Six Strings Down...
The sky is crying now, and so am I. Cousin Billy just called me at 1:45 AM on Friday and told me that B.B. King had passed away. 15 minutes later, (as I wrote this), I am beside myself with grief. ...
Santa Susanna Kid 05/19/2015 10
Buckwheat Zydeco
Buckwheat Zydeco is the stage name of Stanley Dural, Jr., an American accordionist and zydeco musician. He is one of the few zydeco artists to achieve mainstream success.
NCTim 05/19/2015 9

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