EU COST Action Hopes To Replace Impossible Standards With Risk-Based Meat Inspection
Mad Cow disease in 1986 and Listeria in 2019 killed people. Mad Cow disease was due to poor quality control and a lack of coherent meat-chain understanding - the annual Burns Supper is coming up but you still can't buy haggis from Scotland - while more recent Listeria was just sloppy controls. Those can happen anywhere in the food chain but there may be ways to reduce the risk without making the perfect the enemy of the good.
Scientific Wish List For 2023
Electric Car Range Declines By 40% In The Cold - But Companies Hide That
Activism Or Outreach - A Call For New Ways To Communicate Climate Change
Yet very little actually gets done that way. A few places can stay in existence writing 'the universe is mysterious' articles but environmentalists know how to move the needle, financially, politically, and cultural. And it is not by being informational. Though their work is often hyperbole and misinformation around a kernel of scientific truth, they see positive results as the goal, not science.
Sorry William, No Conquering Now: EU Red Tape Prevents Construction Of A Replica Ship From 1066
Had the EU existed then, he'd have never had the chance. Given current EU red tape, efforts to make a replica of La Mora, the ship Williams used to become The Conqueror, mean it may still not be ready for the 1,000 year anniversary. Unless Great Britain, having shucked off their two-decade experiment in the EU, build it for them.
Patents Are Bad For Science, Says Taxpayer Funded Academic
There is nothing cheap about science, so companies who don't want to spend $1 billion and 10 years for a new antibiotic only to have some grandstanding populist in Congress declare that medicine should be free. Instead they will tackle more obscure drugs that are less likely to get attention.
CNN Joins ABC In Not Endorsing A Carcinogen On Its New Years Eve Telecast
Wait, they did that last year? Of course not(1) but another class 1 carcinogen - determined when the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) was still a legitimate epidemiology group and not the modern grift for ban-everything trial lawyers - was on the air last year.
That carcinogen is alcohol.
It makes no sense that we fear cigarettes and the impact on young people if they even appear in movies but the next greatest lifestyle killer is promoted on CNN, basically being endorsed by news personalities like Anderson Cooper.
The Renewable Energy Paradox - When Everyone Gets It No One Will
No More Ugly Solar Panels - Toward Alternative Energy That Blends Into The Landscape
Solar panels have a little better cultural response but can still be unattractive. If you are a wealthy elite who doesn't like the appearance, or a government building using taxpayer funds, you may be able to turn architectural constraints into alternative energy without ruining the aesthetic. The archaeological park of Pompeii and the Portuguese city of Evora are creating solar panels that look like ancient Roman tiles or terracotta bricks to match the skyline.
This Counterpunch Monsanto Conspiracy Theory Article Is Just A Veneer For Paid Gambling Sites
It could have been cell phones or vaccines or nuclear energy - 84% of the time if you see any of those you know every political and scientific position they hold(1) - and the conspiracy tale would be the same.
Nineveh: When The Capital Of Assyria Was The Most Dazzling City In The World
Archaeologists in northern Iraq, working on the Mashki and Adad gate sites in Mosul that were destroyed by Islamic State in 2016, recently uncovered 2,700-year-old Assyrian reliefs. Featuring war scenes and trees, these rock carvings add to the bounty of detailed stone panels excavated from the 1840s onwards, many of which are currently held in the British Museum.
Chocolate: When Money Did Grow On Trees
Advent calendars with hidden chocolatey treats, huge tins of Quality Street and steaming cups of hot chocolate festooned with whipped cream and marshmallows are all much-loved wintry staples at Christmastime. But how many of us stop to think about where chocolate actually comes from and how it made its way into our culinary culture?
The story of chocolate has a compelling, rich history that academics like me are learning more about every day.
‘Peer Community In’ May Accomplish What Open Access Could Not
In 2017, three researchers from the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE), Denis Bourguet, Benoit Facon and Thomas Guillemaud, founded Peer Community In (PCI), a peer-review-based service for recommending preprints (referring to the version of an article that a scientist submits to a review committee).
The service greenlights articles and makes them and their reviews, data, codes and scripts available on an open-access basis. Out of this concept, PCI paved the way for researchers to regain control of their review and publishing system in an effort to increase transparency in the knowledge production chain.
Genetically Rescued Organisms: My Comment To USDA On Restoring The American Chestnut Tree
Christmas Trees Are The Definition Of Sustainable - Why Do Environmentalists Oppose Them?
Tomb Of Salome Found In Israel
Glioblastoma: Genetically Modified DeltEx Drug-Resistant Immunotherapy Gets Phase II Clinical Trial
200 Million Years Before Giant Whales, Ichthyosaurs Migrated To Give Birth In...Nevada
A new analysis of the fossil bed in the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park (BISP) in Nevada’s Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest suggests that nearly 200 million years before giant whales evolved, school bus-sized marine reptiles called ichthyosaurs may have been making similar migrations to breed and give birth together in relative safety.
Nevada is east of the very large state of California, and the study offers a possible explanation why at least 37 of these marine reptiles came to meet their ends in the same locale.
Breakthrough: First Direct Measurement Of The Donnan Potential
Could High Quality Masks Solve China's COVID Problems? Idea For A Randomized Control Trial Of Masks In Households To Find Out
How effective are masks at breaking transmission of COVID?
At present we have many studies but mainly observational - and we have a wide range of expert views on how effective or not the best masks really are
With the rapid spread of COVID in China - that's a country that has the motivation to find answers fast, and has a culture that is very accepting of masks.