10 percent now claim they think about carbon footprint when buying food. While that doesn't sound like much, especially when 80 percent of Europeans are happy to ban both DNA and Dihydrogen Monoxide in food, it is quite a lot. So much so that if you believe it I have a bridge in Amsterdam I'd like you to buy.
Paper Does NOT Mean 88% Of Freshwater Creatures Over 30 Kg Gone - Living Planet Index Emphasizes Tiny Populations
This paper has been much misreported in the media. The thing is that an 88% reduction in population does not actually mean what it seems to mean. It does not mean that there are 88% less total numbers of large fish in our rivers and streams.
For those of you who have ethics, a cashierless store seems like the way to go.
Amazon wants to have 3,000 "just walk out" locations by 2022, and other companies want to compete against Bezos and company, grocery stores aren't waiting and are funding their own.
That last part is probably not true. It was overwhelmingly people in their mid-20s who won World War II and put man on the moon, we're the ones who've now decided that age is not mature enough to buy health insurance. If we want to do the dishes it is the nature of other human beings to let us do the dishes, because other people think that makes us happy. Believing that someone else will eventually want to do the dishes when they mature is wishful thinking.
Now things are less clear. A new national study of grocery stores' impacts on nearby home values found the biggest payoff in neighborhoods with a Trader Joe's. The average home value near Trader Joe's is $608,305, compared to $521,142 near Whole Foods. They also sell lots of organic stuff but don't have employees pretending you're bad parents if you don't buy it, so perhaps that is why more wealthy people are going there. Which makes them open more stores which will allow them to sell Two Buck Chuck.
The (not-so-anymore) news is that the "Special Breakthrough prize" in fundamental physics, instituted a decade ago by the Russian philantropist Yuri Milner, and then co-funded by other filthy wealthy folks, recently went to three brillant theoretical physicists: Sergio Ferrara, Dan Freedman, and Peter van Nieuwenzhuizen, who in the seventies developed an elegant quantum field theory, SuperGravity.
Writing at Science Based Medicine, former Scienceblogs contributor Dr. David Gorski separates fact from myth.
Bernie Sanders Says He'll Release Info On Aliens If Elected - Which Party Is More Likely To Believe The Truth Is Out There?
It's also an issue for Democrats. When I wrote Science Left Behind with Dr. Alex Berezow in 2011 there was a lot we had to leave out. Why, I had wondered in articles prior to that, did our Scientist In Chief in President Obama surround himself with UFO believers, a vaccine denier, and a guy who thought girls couldn't do math?
The 'mind-muscle connection'. Ancient lore for bodybuilders, latest buzz for Instragram fitness followers, or more for aesthetes than athletes?
A new analysis in Frontiers in Sports and Active Living suggests that to lift heavier, or longer, it is better to focus on moving the weight itself - not your muscles.
At around 4,000 meters above sea level, the Bale Mountains in southern Ethiopia are inhospitable region. There is a low level of oxygen in the air (making activist protests against astronomy by claiming sacred heritage on Mauna Kea in Hawaii even more silly, since it's higher) temperatures fluctuate sharply, and it rains a lot.
Death of fake corporate social responsibility? Chick-Fil-A is America's favorite fast food restaurant
There are numerous confounders in this. It may be that Florida men get bit more often because the stereotype of Florida people is based on a kernel of reality.
If anti-science beliefs about energy, medicine, and agriculture are any indication, sure. We don't get bans on science in the U.S. the way Europe aggressively denies the consensus precisely because the American science community does a great job at talking with the public about data, exporting critical thinking is a big reason we are creating Science 2.0 Europe. European scientists have been impressed at how well we have beaten back ban-happy activists. They want to make positive changes there as well.
Children have revolted against ice cream and frozen treats made from beets, spinach and soy. You can fool them a little, by mixing in sugar with plant juice and pretending the Tooth Fairy turned that into milk, but kids draw the line when you throw mashed carrots into ice cream and call it a treat.
Living in California, I don't know what the wine industry would do if provocative names were banned. If my town is any indication, women would revolt.
It seems awfully heavy-handed to ban certain names because some women said they wouldn't buy them.
If only someone would invent a free market where consumers could ban products they dislike, by simply not buying them. We can only dream.