Methane has 23X the warming power of the more popular CO2 in climate change estimates but it drastically shorter in duration. Still, that is enough. When natural gas caused American CO2 emissions from energy to plummet back to early 1990s levels, solar and wind lobbyists and their environmental allies claimed that methane, which they had endorses as an alternative to coal for decades, was suddenly a crisis.
Three detectors tracking gravitational waves emitted by a merger of two black holes have brought science a little closer to locating a gravitational wave's birthplace in space.
Gravitational waves are ripples in space and time created when two massive, compact objects such as black holes merge. The new detections were made on August 14, 2017 by two gravitational-wave detectors in the United States - Hanford and Livingston at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), operated by Caltech and MIT - and by the Virgo Gravitational-Wave Observatory in Italy. This marks the fourth detection of a binary black-hole system.
Two recent studies on the health of bumblebees and links to neonicotinoids were published simultaneously last month in sister publications of the prestigious science journal empire Nature.
Both examined closely similar scientific questions, with somewhat different experimental methodologies. They had one big difference: The study that found that neonics caused no serious issues was ignored by the media while the one suggesting a bee-apocalypse was widely played up as “definitive.’
Let’s unpack what these studies actually showed, and reflect on why the studies have been reported on so differently.-->
I'm not easily alarmed. Nuclear war, climate meltdown, economic collapse, zombie apocalypse -- nothing really fazes me. I just assume that worst-case scenarios pretty much never happen, so everything will work out in the long run.
Maybe that isn't rational. Throughout all of human history, things often didn't work out. There were countless wars. Infectious disease claimed the lives of hundreds of millions. To this very day, war and starvation kill people in poor parts of the world. Perhaps the political and economic stability of the developed world is just an illusion; in reality, the world is teetering on the brink of chaos, and my blind optimism is based on naïveté and complacency.-->
Now That The World Hasn't Ended - Let's Petition YouTube And Journalists To Do Something About These Stories!
As you will know the world did not end. This is the time for the UK. It would be a couple of hours earlier in Jerusalem. This is by no means the end of it. They are already setting the next date to scare us, with several different dates already for October. There have been a dozen of them since last summer.This may be a good time to sign a couple of petitions to influence journalists and YouTube to stop adding their support to this scary nonsense in the future.-->
World Won't End Tomorrow 23rd September - Don't Kill Yourself Over This BS- Some Advice To Help Those Anxious And Scared
I'm getting numerous pm's from very scared and sometimes suicidal people who think the world will end tomorrow. Some "news sites" have added timers counting down to the end of the world which makes them even more scared. If any journalists from the Sun, Daily Express, Daily Star, etc are reading this - I'm sure you have no idea how your stories are affecting people. Children as young as 12 are terrified. It is entirely possible that some children and vulnerable young parents with young babies may well have killed themselves.-->
Elementary is an overloaded word in English, so I need to explain what it means in the context of subatomic particles. If we grab a dictionary we get several possibilities, like e.g.- elementary: pertanining to or dealing with elements, rudiments, or first principles
- elementary: of the nature of an ultimate constituent; uncompounded
- elementary: not decomposable into elements or other primary constituents
- elementary: simple
In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many claims have been made that science denial, particularly as it relates to climate change, is primarily a problem of the political right.
But what happens when scientific conclusions challenge liberals’ attitudes on public policy issues, such as gun control, nuclear power or immigration?-->
The public does not trust corporate media science journalism, that is why science journalism jobs in newspapers have disappeared even as science has become more important than ever. To get the facts right, the public now goes to targeted outlets, like Science 2.0, the American Council on Science and Health, and similar groups that are politically agnostic and scientifically credible.
Seattle attracts some very strange people.
When I first moved to the Emerald City in 2004, I remember coming across a group of young political activists protesting George W. Bush. Of course, that's normal in a place like Seattle, but what wasn't normal was that this same group of activists didn't like Al Gore. (I seem to recall a banner that depicted Mr. Gore as a giant blob, sort of like Jabba the Hutt.) The LaRouchies wouldn't have much use for Barack Obama, either. Who were these people? I had to find out.
So, way back in 2004, I decided to engage one of them in conversation, which I quickly learned was like entering an alternate universe where up is down and the Pope is Hitler.-->
Letters From Indochina, 1952-54: The Tragic History Of A 18 Year Old Enrolled In The Legion Etrangere
Although 29 states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana use for medical purposes, there is no evidence it is medicine. Obviously some of the reason for that is because it's illegal and therefore hard to study, but regardless of the past it seems odd that scholars at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis surveyed medical school deans, residents and fellows, and examined a curriculum database maintained by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and lament that medical marijuana is not being addressed in medical education.
Nibiru As Daft As Extra Continent In The Pacific - Not Particularly Christian - Bullshitter - 23rd September Numerology Nonsense
I thought I should do another debunking article, as there are lots of people who are getting really scared by this BS. The Daily Express particularly is promoting David Meade's book heavily with more than two articles a day on this totally non notable author for the last week. The other "red top tabloids" are joining in. These journalists seem to forget that vulnerable people, including young children read these stories. Parents report children as young as 12 or younger who are scared by this.-->
Scholars of yore, when reflecting upon language, would wonder things such as: which of the contemporary languages was spoken by the first man? Which one is superior to the rest? And which of the human tongues deserves the label ‘divine’? Modern linguists will not touch those with a 10-foot pole.
Given the extensive body of historical knowledge collected since, one would expect that claims of Goropian and Rudbeckian absurdity would be a thing of the past.
That would be wrong, writes Gaston Dorren at Aeon.
For the last several weeks I’ve been getting messages from scared people nearly every day. They are worried that the world is going to end on 23rd September. We have had numerous such dates, about a dozen a year at present. These people are trying to drag you back to a pre-scientific dark age where you go to prophets to learn about the future, and the prophets look into the stars for omens. Nowadays they write books or publish videos and learn lots of money from those books and get them promoted in sensationalist papers. Don’t let them do this. Relate to your own common sense. He is a fake prophet.-->