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The Denisova genome

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Apr 23. 7 Replies

Remember the 40,000 year-old Denisova finger bone that yielded sufficient DNA to…Continue

Tags: evolution, human, genome, DNA, hominin

Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 19, 2016. 31 Replies

Many if not all human societies have origin myths and they differ greatly.Several years ago a San Francisco-born-and-raised woman told me she is a materialist.An hour ago a woman who was raised a Jehovah Witness and has left that faith told me the…Continue

Tags: cosmology, cosmogeny, evidence, need, universe

Florida schoolgirl charged with felonies for science experiment

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Sep 27, 2016. 3 Replies

No science for you woman! Photo: FreeLearningLife - FlickrWednesday, May 1, 2013 -…Continue

Tags: felony, a, becomes, experiment, science

Mandating Scientific Discovery Never Works But politicians can’t seem to grasp that.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Aug 31, 2016. 4 Replies

GOP decides that research should be legislated. Usual nonsense.By Lawrence Krauss|Posted Friday, June 21, 2013, at 7:30 AM…Continue

Tags: work, doesn't, research, science, mandating

Science Bits, News, Videos

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Aug 24, 2016. 1364 Replies

This discussion is to have a recurrent thread for science news, tidbits, quick…Continue

Tags: science videos, science quick facts, science news

Tully Monster

Started by Mrs.B. Last reply by Mrs.B Mar 17, 2016. 2 Replies

Solving the mystery of the Tully MonsterPosted: 16 Mar 2016 12:13 PM PDTThe Tully…Continue

Super weeds in the US

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Aug 18, 2014. 1 Reply

New York (AFP) - The United States is facing an epidemic of herbicide-resistant "superweeds" that some activists and researchers are blaming on GMO's, an accusation rejected by industry giants.According to a recent study, the situation is such that…Continue

Tags: monsanto, chemical, herbicide, GMO, superweed

Platypus Godzilla.

Started by Davy. Last reply by Davy Nov 20, 2013. 5 Replies

And you thought the platypus was a nice, cuddly little monotreme. You would not have thought so 5 to 15 million years ago. Palaeontologists have uncovered the fossil of a platypus that looks as though it is on steroids.  The platypus dub the…Continue

Tags: Palaeontologists, Godzilla, platypus

Aussie algae fuel green oil hope

Started by Davy Oct 20, 2013. 0 Replies

Aussie algae fuel green oil hopeDespite the claims of some, commercially viable fuels from algae have not yet been developed. But newly trialled native algae species provide real hope, a Queensland scientist has found.Dr Evan Stephens and the team…Continue

Tags: algae, hope, bio-fuel, East, middle

Mystery moss rediscovered

Started by Davy. Last reply by Davy Oct 20, 2013. 2 Replies

News from James Cook University. Mystery moss rediscoveredA botanical puzzle more than 150 years old could soon be solved, thanks to a discovery by a second-year botany student in Queensland’s far north.James Cook University student Megan Grixti…Continue

Tags: botany, student, sorapilla, papuana, 150-years

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Comment by Stephen on February 19, 2017 at 11:27am

doone you can see why wood is so strong but light

Comment by A place called Doone on February 19, 2017 at 10:48am

Wood under an electron microscope

Comment by Mrs.B on February 18, 2017 at 6:40pm

Oh wow, bet they're excited to do the verifying.

Comment by Stephen on February 18, 2017 at 6:32pm

Weird Life Found Trapped in Giant Underground Crystals

Floating in pockets of fluid, the microbes are likely new to science and may be up to 50,000 years old, a NASA researcher says

Picture of cave of crystals

People in special containment suits explore the massive beams of selenite inside the Cave of Crystals in Naica mine.

Creatures that thrive on iron, sulfur, and other chemicals have been found trapped inside giant crystals deep in a Mexican cave. The microbial life-forms are most likely new to science, and if the researchers who found them are correct, the organisms are still active even though they have been slumbering for tens of thousands of years

Comment by Stephen on February 17, 2017 at 1:10pm

Why does the NHS spend money on homeopathy?

Comment by Stephen on February 16, 2017 at 7:17pm

Enlarge/ David Gelernter.Getty Images

Enlarge/ David Gelernter.Getty Images

Leading candidate for Trump’s science advisor calls climate change a cult

Both picks support science, doubt its conclusions.

In January, the Trump transition team arranged for two scientists to meet with Trump. Since then, both have been considered frontrunners to become the new presidential science advisor, a position that typically heads the Office of Science and Technology Policy. While the two—Princeton's William Happer and Yale's David Gelernter—have radically different backgrounds, they have a couple of things in common: strong support for science in general and extreme skepticism of climate science in particular.

There's no indication that Trump will name a science advisor in the near future, especially as his national security team is in turmoil. But Happer, a retired physicist, has put himself in the news by granting interviews in which he calls climate science a cult. So it seems like an appropriate time to take a good look at both of the candidates.

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Comment by Tom Sarbeck on February 9, 2017 at 3:14pm
@doone: We still don't know how fast the universe is expanding.

@Skeptic Pat: That's because we need a longer tape measure and a way to attach the end of one to a star.

@Skeptic Mike: Which star?

@Skepic Pat: Not one in Andromeda; it's getting closer.
Comment by Mrs.B on February 9, 2017 at 2:46pm

Methinks these people should stop driving cars, using phones, using furnaces, using electricity, seeing doctors, using medical treatments, watching tv, using radios, going to get the idea.

Comment by Stephen on February 9, 2017 at 1:18pm


Comment by Stephen on January 18, 2017 at 2:28pm

How a Washington ‘war on science’ could imperil my career

Mike Reddy for STAT

PITTSBURGH — I meet science skeptics everywhere.

Buses, planes, supermarkets — all are packed with people eager to share their doubts that GMOs are safe and that climate change is real, even more so when they find out I’m a scientist.

For the most part, I’ve shrugged off their skepticism. I’m in my first year as a graduate student in the biomedical sciences in Pittsburgh. I’ve assumed that people who ignore well-established science wouldn’t be in position to influence public policy and make decisions that could affect us all.

Events in the past few days convinced me I am wrong.

With news that Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who distrusts vaccines, might be leading a vaccine safety committee under President-elect Donald Trump, that a man who doesn’t believe in climate change has been nominated to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, and that a man who doesn’t want to ensure that drugs actually work before they are marketed has been considered to lead the Food and Drug Administration, the Trump presidency seems poised to lead a war on science. I worry, as I progress in my career, that if government doesn’t like the results of my research, they’ll proclaim it false and discredit me. I’m not the only one.

Scientific findings can be unpopular. But scientists are acutely aware of the economic and political impact of their findings, because we’re people too. We engage in society and live lives just like everyone else. I like to drive — this is a fact. Cars use fossil fuels — also a fact. Fossil fuels lead to global warming — this has been shown over and over again. Not by one scientist but by many, in many different ways. So as much as I like to drive constantly, I should probably drive less. I’m not happy about it, but the evidence is there, and I have to change my behavior to prevent something catastrophic from happening. I can’t just say that because I don’t believe the evidence, that it’s not true.

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