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Voyager Has Come Back Online After 5 Months

Apr 22 2024 - 15:04
The Voyager 1 spacecraft launches in 1977 and therefore the most remote human object in the universe, went dark 5 months ago and NASA engineers feared it lost.

For Oppenheimer's birthday today, there is good news; it has resumed sending engineering updates to Earth. 

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California Is Lying About Recycling Plastic: Happy Earth Day

Apr 22 2024 - 06:04
Recycling in America has long been controversial and no place more than California, where 'recycling garbage' was a short time ago one of California's top exports.

No one believed China was recycling it but that they said they did was good enough for politicians and elites on the coast, so California claimed they met pollution targets - by continuing to add new items to dump into those blue bins that went into Chinese landfills for the next 300 years.

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Oil Kept Congo From Starving - Western Academics Don't Seem To Like That

Apr 21 2024 - 06:04
If even a wealthy like Germany has to lie about emissions to placate government-funded environmentalists and burn wood and buy gas from Russia, it seems unfair to criticize a poor country like Congo, but the culture war on oil can't think about any of that.

If you don't want to look like a rich, white progressive telling poor black people that the climate is more important than their children, the way to do it is to write...anonymously.

And an ironically-named humanities journal like Critical Historical Studies will still publish it, uncritically. 

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Look At This Amazing Chart Of What Science Did For The Poor In the Last 100 Years

Apr 20 2024 - 06:04
Sometimes a picture tells a thousand words and sometimes it tells a whole book on how markets and freedom to science without government blockades can improve the lives of everyone.

This USDA chart shows the land in use versus affordability of food versus population and it is breathtaking. Imagine what the world would have done if backward places like Europe and Russia adopted American science and technology. If we are dreaming, let's imagine a world where every country used science to grow food. Farmland equal to the entire country of India could revert to nature.


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China Sells Western Progressives Solar Panels While Switching To Nuclear Power

Apr 19 2024 - 05:04
China has quietly overtaken France to become the world's second-largest producer of nuclear energy.

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Gen Z Americans May Be Timid And Despondent About The Future But Not Gen Z Elsewhere

Apr 18 2024 - 16:04
If you live in a state like California, which can't balance its checkbook but thinks it knows everything about science and health, you are besieged with cancer warning labels, prediabetes awareness campaigns, and the vaping form of 'Reefer Madness' in commercials. Then they tell us in another taxpayer-funded campaign that young people are undergoing 'toxic stress' more than others.

We won't let them go out to play without a tracking device and a Ring camera, because everyone is potentially a kidnapper, so we might want to consider we're part of that stress problem.

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On Rating Universities

Apr 18 2024 - 12:04
In a world where we live hostages of advertisement, where our email addresses and phone numbers are sold and bought by companies eager to intrude in our lives and command our actions, preferences, tastes; in a world where appearance trumps substance 10 to zero, where your knowledge and education are less valued than your looks, a world where truth is worth dimes and myths earn you millions - in this XXI century world, that is, Universities look increasingly out of place. 

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If You Care About Earth Day, Stop Buying Organic, Fair Trade And Other Junk Stickers On Products

Apr 18 2024 - 09:04
As Lenin's Birthday Earth Day approaches, all of media are pillaged by public relations flaks being paid by 'green' companies who are using capitalism to promote their financial form of environmental socialism.

One thing they have in common; they claim whatever they are selling is more ethical than what everyone else is selling, and using their sticker will also make you part of the 1%. Literally. A claim promoted by an organization that sells certification stickers, 1% For The Planet, is that companies 'certified' by them or similar groups have a 70% chance of better growth than companies who don't.

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Study: Caloric Restriction In Humans And Aging

Apr 17 2024 - 18:04
In mice, caloric restriction has been found to increase aging but obviously mice are not little people, and mice are weaned on a starvation diet. That cannot and will never happen in humans. Yet  restricting calories even by 20 percent has been shown to promote longer life in animal models.

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Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro Have Helped The Rich Create New Healthcare Sneetch Stars

Apr 17 2024 - 09:04
It is impossible to not know about 'miracle' weight loss drugs when progressive science magazines like Science called them the "2023 Breakthrough of the Year", something they never said about GMOs despite those feeding 2 billion people with less environmental strain than ever before.

Hey, they're not dumb, they know the demographics of 94 percent of their subscriber base - and anything that helps the rich have much better health outcomes than those poor people is good for business.

That's what Mounjaro, Ozempic, Wegovy, and Zepbound do, create new health disparities. If you are a Sneetch who wants a new health star, Ozempic-face is the look you need.

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Germany Lied To Its People About Nuclear, Then Solar, And Now Their Coal Emissions

Apr 16 2024 - 16:04
A tsunami and an earthquake led to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear incident in which three of its reactors had meltdowns.

Though it needed a perfect storm of events for that to happen, the science community knew future meltdowns would be impossible - and easily avoidable if Democrats led by President Bill Clinton and Senator John Kerry hadn't gotten nuclear research effectively banned in 1994. If American technological progress had been allowed to continue, America would have 4th generation nuclear power, with no damaging byproducts and no risk of meltdown.(1)

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Don't Buy Vietnamese Castor Oil Hemorrhoid Extract, Or Any Other Supplement

Apr 16 2024 - 11:04
The death of a California woman has been attributed to an Asian supplement, Cao Bôi Trĩ Cây Thầu Dầu, a 'castor oil hemorrhoid extract' that is actually about 4% lead, a “highly dangerous amount.”

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If A Weedkiller Turned You Gay, We'd Like To Interview You

Apr 15 2024 - 15:04
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is a lawyer who leveraged a name that was essentially beatified by Democrats into a lucrative career trying to promote corporate conspiracies about cell phones (cancer!), GMOs (cancer!) and vaccines(everything else!) and he had some success.

Thanks to his efforts raising money for Obama his name was floated as head of EPA at the end of 2008, but even a president-elect who was on the fence about vaccines causing autism and had advisors who believed in UFOs and that girls can't do math told Obama that RFK Jr. was too kooky.(1)

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European Farmers Are In Revolt Against Activists, But Activists Have Media On Their Side

Apr 15 2024 - 14:04
We occasionally publish content from The Conversation though it is no surprise that the company goes hard to the left. A friend received a job offer and then had it pulled because staffers were concerned that some of his science tweets sounded *gasp* conservative.

At least NPR would discriminate against those outside their tribe in the hiring stage, The Conversation looked worse by being hypocrites pretending that science and health were their touchstones, and not science topics their political demographic endorses.

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Organic Food Evangelists Consumer Reports Declares War On Lunchables

Apr 15 2024 - 13:04
There was a time when Consumers Union, the company behind Consumer Reports, which claims to impartially test products, was a trusted brand.(1) That was before key employees were caught colluding with grifters like Dr. Oz to pick winners and losers in the marketplace.

'GMOs are unproven' just happened to be the anti-science belief that got a Consumer Reports employee hired by Dr. Oz as a 'fact checker' when the formerly esteemed surgeon was exposed (by us, but also others) as promoting unfounded claims about science and health and promoting products if companies that wrote him checks. Like hiring an astrologer to fact check an astrologer, hiring someone who believes in woo and hates science as much as you do is not going to change your thinking.

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NIAID Violated Federal Record-Keeping Laws On COVID-19 Origins

Apr 12 2024 - 13:04
It has become commonplace for government officials to bypass record-keeping laws by using personal email accounts, even if they are discussing official business. Illegal, but commonplace.

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Germany's Big Lie About Alternative Energy Can't Be Denied Any More

Apr 12 2024 - 01:04
After a combination of natural disasters forced the shutdown of a nuclear reactor in Japan, taxpayer-funded activists in Germany seized on the hysteria to demand that their country switch to solar and wind energy. The technology was ready, they insisted, all that was needed was "political will" and the government needed to "show leadership" - and so the people believed. 

Independent science media like us reported on reality. Europe's climate agreement had declared CO2 emissions would be charged to the exporting nation so they burned imported wood, and German companies made a fortune selling natural gas-derived energy on the spot market. Which they bought from Russia, via Ukraine pipes. 

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Politicization of Science: Biden EPA Forcing Electric Cars On Consumers With No Pollution Benefit

Apr 11 2024 - 16:04
Thanks to mandates by government forcing automobile manufacturers to make them, and subsidies for the wealthy to buy them, electric cars were 8% of purchases last year.

They would not be anywhere near that otherwise. Electric cars are not just a gimmick for the 1%, they are a gimmick for only the 0.6% and rental car companies, besieged by onerous maintenance and repair costs, are scuttling plans to add more. Hertz is the latest to say 'no thank you' to claims they need to get with the electric program. They have reneged on a commitment to 25% of their fleet by the end of 2024 and instead are dumping 20,000 of them to save money.

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Election Strategy:Biden Lowers Drinking Water Standard For 6 PFAS Chemicals Out Of 12,000

Apr 10 2024 - 14:04
The Biden EPA has been no friend to science. Like with his other agencies, if the president can't have science or Congress on his side, he will change the mandate of EPA and then direct them to do what he wants. A 1984 Supreme Court ruling made that possible.

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Goodbye Peter Higgs, And Thanks For The Boson

Apr 09 2024 - 18:04
Peter Higgs passed away yesterday, at the age of 94. The scottish physicist, a winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics together with Francois Englert, hypothesized in 1964 the existence of the most mysterious elementary particle we know of, the Higgs boson, which was only discovered 48 years later by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. 


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