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  • Why Trees are Not the Answer to Climate Change

    Why Trees are Not the Answer to Climate Change

    Alan M. Milner
    Every few days, another article pops up somewhere extolling the virtues of "reforestation" as the solution to the climate crisis. One article, published on Ecowatch on July 5, 2019, proclaims that "Planting Billions of Trees is the 'Best Climate Change …
  • Canadian Company Plans to Make Fossil Fuels from CO2?

    Canadian Company Plans to Make Fossil Fuels from CO2?

    Alan M. Milner
    This is another example of Google News shilling for questionable news articles because the Forbes article about Carbon Engineering (see below) makes absolutely no sense to me. 
  • Milky Way to Be Devoured by Another Galaxy….Someday

    Milky Way to Be Devoured by Another Galaxy….Someday

    Alan M. Milner
    Numerous websites are now reporting that the Andomeda cluster, a galactic neighbor of ours, s on a collision course with our own Milky Way galaxy and that the Earth will probably be devoured....in just 3.5 billion years.
  • White Women, Black Women, Breast Cancer

    White Women, Black Women, Breast Cancer

    Jonathan Wolfman
    An Awful Irony
  • Jon’s Open call on books #1

    Jon’s Open call on books #1

    koshersalaami
    One of the biggest ideas I got out of it is that we shouldn't expect our lives to resemble those of our parents when we get to their age because what our lives look like at any given age is …
  • Tropical Storm Karen Forms in the Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Karen Forms in the Atlantic

    johnnyrobish
    A satirical look at current events and politics!
  • History Buff Finds Ships that Sank in 1878 in Lake Michigan

    History Buff Finds Ships that Sank in 1878 in Lake Michigan

    johnnyrobish
    A satirical look at current events and politics!
  • Study Identifies Largest Flying Creature That Ever Lived

    Study Identifies Largest Flying Creature That Ever Lived

    johnnyrobish
    A satirical look at current events and politics!
  • Strange Tidings: Salt Water’s Not Salty, Fresh Water’s Not Fresh

    Strange Tidings: Salt Water’s Not Salty, Fresh Water’s Not Fresh

    Alan M. Milner
    Salt. Everyone needs it. Some people spend their lives trying to avoid it. The ocean is running out of it.
  • Biologists Clash Over the Idea That Plants Are Conscious

    Biologists Clash Over the Idea That Plants Are Conscious

    johnnyrobish
    By Johnny Robish
  • New Research Shows Crocodiles Were Once Vegetarians

    New Research Shows Crocodiles Were Once Vegetarians

    johnnyrobish
    BY JOHNNY ROBISH
  • Kilauea eruptions being compared to 1955 event

    Kilauea eruptions being compared to 1955 event

    Howard Heinhertz
    It's been one week since the start of new eruptions at Kilauea's east rift zone that destroyed dozens of homes and prompted the evacuations of thousands, but scientists say there's no telling when the volcanic activity will end.
  • New 3D printing method replicates living tissues

    New 3D printing method replicates living tissues

    Howard Heinhertz
    British researchers have developed a new 3D printing technique that prints images on cells and molecules you'd normally find in living tissue, creating samples that behave largely as they would in the body, potentially creating a powerful new tool for …
  • More Planets Discovered Far Outside Milky Way

    More Planets Discovered Far Outside Milky Way

    Mark Campbell
    Scientists from the University of Oklahoma have discovered planets outside of the Milky Way galaxy, the first time that any research lab has found the celestial bodies outside of our galaxy.
  • Listen to This Orca Saying ‘Hello’ and “Good-bye.’

    Listen to This Orca Saying ‘Hello’ and “Good-bye.’

    Mark Campbell
    Scientists are finding the Killer Whales are able to emulate the speech patterns of their trainers, including making noises that sound like they are saying such things as "hello" and counting 1,2,3.
  • Earthquakes Aren’t Affected by Phases of Moon, Time of Year

    Earthquakes Aren’t Affected by Phases of Moon, Time of Year

    Howard Heinhertz
    Researchers have debunked a long enduring belief related to earthquakes, namely that they are influenced by the moon or the time of year in some way, according to a recent study.
  • Worldwide Rainfall Increases Also Rain Harder

    Worldwide Rainfall Increases Also Rain Harder

    Mark Campbell
    As the climate heats up, the forecast is also calling for more rain. Think downpours. Cats and dogs. Or just “extreme rain,” as the scientists call it. The overall rain and snowfall average is increasing only moderately. But observations since 1951 show that the wettest …
  • NASA Discovers Liquid Water on Mars

    NASA Discovers Liquid Water on Mars

    Howard Heinhertz
    NASA has announced that liquid water has been found on the red planet Mars. In the past it was known that water existed on Mars in the form of ice, but scientists thought that the atmosphere was simply too thin for …
  • Philae Spacecraft Calls Home From Comet 67P

    Philae Spacecraft Calls Home From Comet 67P

    Mark Campbell
    In an exciting new development, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced on their Rosetta blog that its probe Philae, the first spacecraft to land on a comet, has come out of hibernation seven months after its solar battery lost power in November. The …
  • Publisher Retracts More Than 40 Shady Science Papers

    Publisher Retracts More Than 40 Shady Science Papers

    Nick Ng
    BioMed Central, a major publisher of scientific journals in Great Britain, reports they have retracted 43 research papers that were published on the basis of “fabricated” peer-reviews. BioMed's Research Integrity Senior Editor Dr. Elizabeth Moylan speculated that the fabricated peer-reviews …
  • Revamped Large Hadron Collider Back Online Again

    Revamped Large Hadron Collider Back Online Again

    Howard Heinhertz
    It could change physics forever. The revamped Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is due to be restarted after a two-year hiatus. Described in Business Insider as a “monstrous underground atom smasher,” the LHC is the world’s largest and most-powerful particle collider. …
  • Mexico Leading Climate Change Crusade In Developing World

    Mexico Leading Climate Change Crusade In Developing World

    Howard Heinhertz
    Mexico made history last week when it committed to unconditional cuts in carbon emissions, a move that could lead developing nations in the fight against global warming. Mexico, one of the worlds top-ten carbon emitters, pledged to cut emissions by …
  • Men May Perform Better When Women Are Watching

    Men May Perform Better When Women Are Watching

    Nick Ng
    Men may perform better when women are watching, or at least that is one of the conclusions drawn from some recent research.For example, when guys are pumping iron at the gym, they might be more resistant to fatigue and be …
  • Arctic Sea Ice Now at Lowest Recorded Levels

    Arctic Sea Ice Now at Lowest Recorded Levels

    Howard Heinhertz
    Arctic sea ice reached its lowest winter point ever recorded, US data has shown, raising concerns about faster ice melt and rising seas due to global warming. Data released by the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) on …
  • Saturn Moon Deep-Ocean Vents May Harbor Life

    Saturn Moon Deep-Ocean Vents May Harbor Life

    Howard Heinhertz
    Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus exhibits signs of lifesupporting hydrothermal activity which may resemble that seen in the deep oceans on Earth, scientists say. Hydrothermal activity occurs when seawater infiltrates and reacts with a rocky crust and emerges as a heated, …
  • Asteroid Brings Its Own Moon With It

    Asteroid Brings Its Own Moon With It

    Mark Campbell
    Last week, Bindlesnitch reported that a giant asteroid would pass close to the Earth this week. As expected, it did, and it brought a guest along with it – a small moon. The Deep Space Network antenna telescope in Goldstone, CA …
  • Free Tilly: Killer Whales in Captivity are No Laughing Matter

    Free Tilly: Killer Whales in Captivity are No Laughing Matter

    Mark Campbell
    Imagine a grey wolf lounging in Yellowstone National Park. Around him are his pack-mates who are looking for prey, while their elder looks on. A deer walks into view and the wolves ears perk up and all of their attention is …
  • Asteroid to Make Close Pass by Earth

    Asteroid to Make Close Pass by Earth

    Mark Campbell
    Astronomers, scientists and amateur star-gazers will get a rare opportunity to see an asteroid up close this week when a giant asteroid flies very close to Earth on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Asteroid 2004 BL86 was first discovered by scientists …
  • “Prehistoric” Shark Not as Rare As Reports Claim

    “Prehistoric” Shark Not as Rare As Reports Claim

    Mark Campbell
    Imagine thinking you have hooked onto a good-sized sea perch and pulling in something that looks like, well, the creature that bursts out of Warrant Officer Kane’s chest in the movie “Alien.” A fishing boat skipper is coming forward with …
  • Plants Rebound by Duplicating Genomes

    Plants Rebound by Duplicating Genomes

    Michael Schultheiss
    Some plants are capable of rebounding after suffering damage, and new evidence indicates they do it by duplicating their entire genomes. Although scientists have long known that the vast majority of herbaceous plants engage in genome duplication, the new study …
  • Science Guy Bill Nye’s Views on GMO Foods Challenged

    Science Guy Bill Nye’s Views on GMO Foods Challenged

    Nick Ng
    Bill Nye, The Science Guy, was recently challenged to a public debate to back up his claims about GMO foods in his new book, Undeniable. Dr. Kevin Folta,Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, wrote an open …
  • Prehistoric Alaskan Burials Found

    Prehistoric Alaskan Burials Found

    Michael Schultheiss
    A pair of prehistoric infant burials found at a site in central Alaska  is helping archaeologists to better understand how the early inhabitants of the region laid their dead to rest. The remains were dated back to about 11,500 years before the …
  • Diet Helps Bees Resist Pesticides

    Diet Helps Bees Resist Pesticides

    Michael Schultheiss
    Photo of honey bee by Jon Sullivan (PD) With the right diet, honey bees can better resist pesticides, according to a new study published in the Journal of Insect Physiology. Honey bees fed a diet of pollen showed less sensitivity …
  • New Techniques for Mass Producing Nanobodies

    New Techniques for Mass Producing Nanobodies

    Michael Schultheiss
    A new technique has been developed for mass-producing nanobodies, special molecules derived from antibodies. The discovery is significant because antibodies are extremely important in biotechnology, where they serve a wide range
  • Early Oceans From Meteorites

    Early Oceans From Meteorites

    Michael Schultheiss
    Earth’s vast oceans may owe their genesis to water-bearing meteorites that bombarded the planet in its infancy, according to a new study published in Science. The research team found a link between hydrogen samples from the waters of Earth, ancient …
  • Dinosaur Feathers Evolved for Display

    Dinosaur Feathers Evolved for Display

    Michael Schultheiss
    Image of Rupicola peruviana by Bill Bouton (CC) Long before birds flocked to the skies, a number of dinosaurs sported various types of feathers, ranging from simple filaments to more complex pennaceous feathers. An article published in Science is now proposing that …
  • Complex Cells Evolved Inside-Out

    Complex Cells Evolved Inside-Out

    Michael Schultheiss
    Image of slime mold by Lawrence Durell Wade The evolution of complex cells may have taken place through a kind of “inside-out” process, according to a new theory put forward by Buzz and David Baum in BMC Biology. Although scientists …
  • Armageddon Again: ESA Comet Mission Run Down

    Armageddon Again: ESA Comet Mission Run Down

    Howard Heinhertz
    The European Space Agency’s unmanned Rosetta spacecraft will rendezvous with the 2.5 mile diameter Churyumov-Gerasimenk comet on November 12 in an attempt to drop a robotic landing craft on the traveling space junk. Unlike the Deep Impact probe, which was …
  • Bee Health Crisis Spreads to the Wild Bumble

    Bee Health Crisis Spreads to the Wild Bumble

    Howard Heinhertz
      Bee health crisis warnings are growing as the condition known as “Colony Collapse Disorder” has started to spread from the domesticated honey bee population to the wild bumble bee population, threatening an essential link in the food pipeline. Since …






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