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EU Environmentalists Pull A Fast One On Austria To Get A 'Nature Restoration Law' No One Wants

4 hours 21 min ago
Austrian Environment Minister Leonore Gewessler took one for the environmental team to push through a new environmental bill that few want.

If there is one positive thing that Russia invading Ukraine accomplished, it's forcing Europeans to stop being hypocrites about where their food and energy really derives. It is not Europe, and has not been since they started shutting off coal plants and nuclear energy and claimed solar and wind only needed political will to take over.(1) And that Russian organic food imports were anything more than a placebo in sticker form.(2)

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Farmers Won't Be Replaced By AI But Environmentalists Opposing Agriculture Will

7 hours 27 min ago
A news article says that 2024 fact checkers are having a hard time keeping up with all of the disinformation and misinformation surrounding the American presidential election. While progressive activists want to allege it's only by the right-wing, that isn't true at all.(1) 

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Anti-Science Academics In The US Are Why Golden Rice Isn't Embraced By Developing Countries

Jun 17 2024 - 13:06
There is no question that American academia is driven more by politics and cultural agendas than being trusted guides for the public, and a new paper by the European Society of Medicine shows that militancy is a key reason why countries which could benefit the most from Golden Rice are terrified of science.

Golden Rice, fortified with β-carotene that becomes vitamin A in the body, should be prized by progressives who mask their hatred of science behind "distrust" of corporations, because it has no corporate control. It is entirely public domain, created by academics to help the world.

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A Boom In Carbon Capture Is Upon Us, But The Impact On Greenhouse Gas Emissions Is Uncertain

Jun 14 2024 - 09:06

Carbon capture and storage (CCS), the process of separating, treating and transporting carbon dioxide (CO

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For Millennials, The Midlife Crisis Is Inability To Have A Midlife Crisis

Jun 13 2024 - 14:06
It's only psychology surveys so take that for what it's worth but the authors of a new questionnaire with a suspect confidence interval claim millennials are so whiny they say they can't even have a midlife crisis like previous generations.

They can't afford it.

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Dinosaurs And Aliens On The Moon: Harvard Found A Way To Stop Talk About Their Anti-Semitism

Jun 12 2024 - 17:06
Harvard has found the perfect way to get old liberals to stop yelling at their young progressives due the school's antisemitism, a chronic reality they didn't want exposed in an election year: claim that aliens, cryptoterrestrials, are living in a secret base on the moon. With dinosaurs.

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Ultra-Processed Food Fetishists Have Turned On Vegans

Jun 11 2024 - 15:06
What do you get when you combine food diaries of suspect reliability with an agenda against Big Food?

A prominent epidemiologist. No methodology is deemed too shoddy to manufacture "statistical significance" because few in food epidemiology seem to recognize how useless that is as a barometer for "legitimate result."

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The Anti-Science Left Is Now Against Misinformation, Because The Right Caught Up To Them In It

Jun 11 2024 - 12:06
Do you believe bees are dying, that GMOs 'need more study', modern pesticides cause impotence?

If so, I know how you vote, and that you would be a great fit as a humanities academic claiming to be an expert about science. Like historian Dr. Naomi Oreskes, who sees conspiracies everywhere except in her tribe, even if a domestic front group for her political party got a gigantic mysterious off-shore anonymous donation through a donor-advised fund because they routinely promoted Russia Today and Sputnik and oppose American science in Russia's two largest exports, energy and food.

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If Acupuncture Weren't A Placebo, It Would Be Real Medicine, So It Can't Help With Infertility

Jun 11 2024 - 11:06
What plausible biological mechanism can explain how sticking tiny needs in your neck helps you get pregnant?

There is none, and yet Traditional Chinese "Medicine", also known as acupuncture but under a variety of terms such as folk medicine, traditional medicine, alternative medicine, complementary medicine...and then whatever new rebrand needs to be done when people stop paying for the old one. Mumbo-jumbo about Yin And Yang and Dao and Modalities and Mindfulness are fine, as long as you consult a real doctor. If you went to a legitimate specialist and got treatment but are convinced "music therapy" helped you get pregnant, okay, but don't pretend you should write a book about it.

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With No Environmentalists To Block Science, A Communist Dictatorship Vaults Ahead In Food

Jun 11 2024 - 11:06
Like all countries with a plan, China regards food as a strategic resource, so while western nations dither about new foods that require fewer pesticides and less water on less land, the communist dictatorship is moving ahead.

This time with genetically engineered wheat. The product that eco-terrorists in the US wouldn't even allowed to be grown in a contained field without engaging in destruction. Environmentalists hate science that much.

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Despite Lacking Science, FDA Made 10,000 Vaping Products Illegal. Now It Wants More Armed Agents To Enforce It

Jun 11 2024 - 10:06
It will be up to science history to try and gain insight into the reasons the federal government engaged in "Reefer Madness" narratives about marijuana, and then backed off that yet did the same to smoking cessation and harm reduction tools like vaping.

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Anti-DEI: Psychology's Political Bias Manifests In Self-Censorship and Exclusion

Jun 10 2024 - 16:06
The social sciences, "science" only in that way that something like military science is, a proper name, are instead in the humanities camp, and overwhelmingly biased against non-progressives, so it is no surprise that censorship, self-censorship, deplatforming, and suppression of anyone who deviates from the majority is common.

Psychology is driven by surveys, most often undergraduates at their school, commonly undergraduates in psychology classes, and if there is budget including people who get paid to take surveys. To the real world the results are 'a social science of undergraduates' and nothing more, so no one takes it too seriously. Except other psychologists.

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'Chemicals' Aren't Causing Lower Fertility, The Decline Is Fewer Teen Births

Jun 10 2024 - 14:06

If you are in an environmental group, you need to replenish your targets in order to keep that $3 billion in revenue per year. People need to be mobilized and afraid and believe your legal group will 'hold corporations accountable' - by agreeing to a settlement where environmental lawyers get paid.

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Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms Are An Alternative Medicine Fad More Toxic Than Fentanyl

Jun 10 2024 - 13:06
Online supplement marketers prey on consumers by exploiting the margins of President Bill Clinton's 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, which exempts supplements from FDA oversight if they state in fine print, "This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease" right after making claims that read like they replace medicine.

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HomeoCare Laboratories: Finally, Homeopathy That Does Something, Like Poison You

Jun 06 2024 - 17:06
Homeopathic StellaLife Oral Care Products manufactured in 2024 have been recalled due to FDA finding microbial contamination. 

The two placebos by HomeoCare Laboratories with unsage total aerobic microbial counts are the StellaLife Advanced Formula Peppermint Vega Oral Care Rinse and StellaLife Vega Oral Spray, Unflavored.

If they are in your possession, throw them out and change your anti-science ways and never buy a pretend alternative to medicine debunked 200 years ago. If your dentist is the moron who recommends homeopathy, he either thinks you are a moron also, or you should find a new dentist.


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At 3 Cases In 6 Months, Monkeypox In The US Is Effectively Contained

Jun 06 2024 - 14:06
Monkeypox (Mpox) is an infection transmitted by skin-to-skin contact and causes fever and painful skin blisters. It is in the Orthopoxvirus genus of viruses, which includes smallpox, so those vaccinated against it have cross-protection, smallpox vaccines also work for monkeypox.

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Is It Safe To Buy Food At A Farmers Market?

Jun 05 2024 - 14:06
There is populist rhetoric about Buy Local but what few in the public realize is that the definition is subjective. Restaurants in Manhattan often claim they buy local, but in the fine print it reads 'when available', and they don't tell you when it was not locally available, and local to them may be up to 500 miles away.

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Acknowledging Giorgio's Mentoring Superpowers

Jun 05 2024 - 05:06
Yesterday I gladly attended a symposium in honor of Giorgio Bellettini, who just turned 90. The italian physicist, who had a very big impact in particle physics in his long and illustrious career, is still very active -e.g. he makes all the hard questions at the conferences he attends, as he has always done. The symposium included recollections of Giorgio's career and achievements by colleagues who collaborated with him and/or shared a part of his path. Among them there were talks by Samuel Ting, Paul Grannis, Michelangelo Mangano, Hans Grasmann, Mario Greco.
I also was allowed to give a short recollection of a couple of episodes, that underline the exceptional disposition of Giorgio with students. Here is a quick-and-dirty English translation of my speech (it was in Italian).

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Was It The Vaccines? COVID-19 Effects Linger In Higher Mortality Years Later

Jun 04 2024 - 10:06
A new analysis finds that after the pandemic ended, deaths are still elevated and the authors suggest that vaccines may be part of the problem.

It is a European paper by European authors and anyone who has covered science in Europe for the last 25 years, from vaccines to food to energy, know that they will often conflate one thing with a mass issue.  They could be just getting correlation arrows wrong and COVID-19 damaged a lot of people and the effects are still being felt. This happens all of the time and Europe is the worst about it, perhaps because France is the home of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which declared pickly juice and aloe vera carcinogens.

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Social DIstancing Was Always A Guess - Why Did So Many Insist It Was Science?

Jun 03 2024 - 16:06
In 2020, it was a bad idea to note that, for most people, COVID-19, a coronavirus in the same family as the common cold only known to be distinct from the cold since the 1960s, was just a bad cold, or that wiping down everything with Clorox was doing no good, or that the lab next door to Wuhan with such poor safety protocol that a researcher had been jailed for selling lab animals to the nearby wet market might have accidentally leaked one of the 16,000 coronavirus samples they were doing gain-of-function experiments on.

You were called anti-science or, worse, a Republican.

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