Category: Science

Ahead Of Marches This Month, Scientists Are Speaking Up Against Trump And GOP’s Attacks On Science

President Donald Trump and the Republican Party have demonstrated an alarming disregard for science and evidence-based policy and decision-making, prompting scientists to voice their concerns.Since the election, multiple media outlets have accused the Trump administration and the Republican Party of waging a “war on science.” And with

Source: Ahead Of Marches This Month, Scientists Are Speaking Up Against Trump And GOP’s Attacks On Science

Science Knowledge Has Almost No Effect On Republican Beliefs, According To Survey | IFLScience

Politicians don’t normally have a handle on the latest science at the best of times, whether they are on the left or the right of the spectrum. However, it

Source: Science Knowledge Has Almost No Effect On Republican Beliefs, According To Survey | IFLScience

Climate scientists write another letter warning of unfolding crisis for Turnbull to ignore | Environment | The Guardian

More than 150 leading climate scientists at universities and government agencies ask for cuts to coal exports, saying: ‘There is no Planet B’

Source: Climate scientists write another letter warning of unfolding crisis for Turnbull to ignore | Environment | The Guardian

Man Missing Most Of His Brain Challenges Everything We Thought We Knew About Consciousness | IFLScience

Back in 2007, scientists reported that a French man in his mid-40s had walked into a clinic complaining of a pain in his leg. As a child, he’d had this sam

Source: Man Missing Most Of His Brain Challenges Everything We Thought We Knew About Consciousness | IFLScience

Disturbing: Researchers Finally Confirm That Cancer Is A Purely Man-Made Disease AnonHQ

Researchers from the University Of Manchester, United Kingdom, have concluded that cancer is a purely modern, man-made disease. In the United Kingdom alone, Cancer claims more than 150,000 lives each year. Statistics also show that about one in three people in the United Kingdom is …

Source: Disturbing: Researchers Finally Confirm That Cancer Is A Purely Man-Made Disease AnonHQ

Faulty gene may help explain why food-obsessed Labradors top obesity charts – Science News – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Scientists have pinpointed a fault in a gene that should turn off hunger signals in Labrador retrievers making the dogs more inclined to become food-obsessed.

Source: Faulty gene may help explain why food-obsessed Labradors top obesity charts – Science News – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Japan Reveals Plans For An “Invisible Train” | IFLScience

Japan is known for its harmony between technology, design and nature. It also has a pretty awesome train network that boasts the world’s fastest train. So, it’s perhaps no surprise that a Japanese rail network is in the midsts of designing an express train that seamlessly blends in with its environment.

Source: Japan Reveals Plans For An “Invisible Train” | IFLScience

Superhuman Abilities of Himalayan Monks Stun Harvard Scientists AnonHQ

Most of us have a fairly good idea that brains of Buddhist monks function far beyond most humans’ capabilities and that the monks can actually rewire their brains. While there is no question that Buddhist monks possess superhuman powers, how they do some really incredible …

Source: Superhuman Abilities of Himalayan Monks Stun Harvard Scientists AnonHQ

‘Like a crime happening in front of me’: Astronomer who saw how Earth could die shares experience — RT News

A key theory proposing that a burnt-out sun sucks in and destroys its own planets has been proven by NASA’s Kepler telescope. The man who led the observation team, Andrew Vanderburg, explains what it means for us.

Source: ‘Like a crime happening in front of me’: Astronomer who saw how Earth could die shares experience — RT News

Nearly half of Australia’s workforce at risk of computerisation and automation, CSIRO report finds – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

In 20 years, you will probably be a casual worker and your office will be shared with strangers … that is if a robot isn’t doing your job.

Source: Nearly half of Australia’s workforce at risk of computerisation and automation, CSIRO report finds – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Move over scientists, the Marshall’s in town – » The Australian Independent Media Network

When venture capitalist, Larry Marshall, was appointed head of the CSIRO, he promised structural change. In an interview in February last year he said: “What I want to do is help our organisation focus on how we can contribute to the innovation, discovery and growth that Australia has come to expect from its premier research…

Source: Move over scientists, the Marshall’s in town – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Want to live to 1,000? Be careful what you wish for – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Google is throwing its might into a project to slow the ageing process, and researchers think it could be possible for humans to live until we’re 1,000. But many philosophers and ethicists aren’t so keen on the idea.

Source: Want to live to 1,000? Be careful what you wish for – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

High-profile researcher admits fabricating scientific results published in major journals – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A high-profile scientist who spearheaded a campaign on medical research admits to fabricating research published in two international journals.

Source: High-profile researcher admits fabricating scientific results published in major journals – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Scientific American Takes An In Depth Look At The Tea Party. This is applicable to the LNP, Tony Abbott, and all Murdoch elves such as Albrechtson,Bolt,Blair,Devine etc. See the connection here. Unfortunately Fox News is rated as the most believable news provider in the US by 25% yet it gets a rating of 8% in delivering truth. Murdoch’s influence of madness is widespread on issues of anti- climate change, anti- Islam,anti- multiculturalism, anti- corporate tax, anti- penalty rates, etc etc

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THE CABIN ANTHRAX, MURPHY, N.C. (CT&P) – This month’s edition of Scientific American is somewhat of a departure for a magazine that normally steers well clear of politics. It boasts several well-researched articles examining the right wing in general and the Tea Party in particular.

“We wanted to highlight how a group could overcome the serious handicaps of its individual members to become a viable political force in our society,” said SA editor Michael Moyer. “The rise of the Tea Party, the Christian Right, and their propaganda arm, Fox News, illustrates how a species crippled by superstition, racial hatred, and lower than average IQ’s can rise to a position of prominence in the modern nation state.”

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The issue, which is on news stands now, traces the growth of the Tea Party from a ragtag army of inarticulate individuals all the way to this year’s midterm elections, when an alarming number of the insecure cretins won national political office.

“We tried to get inside the minds of these people, as frightening as that prospect was,” said Moyer. “We really wanted to find out what made these people tick. We placed particular emphasis on finding the common threads that unified this group of backwoods bumpkins.”

“What we found was fear. Fear of change, fear of the unknown, fear of minorities, fear of science, fear of gay people, fear of just about any fucking thing you could imagine. The overwhelming consensus was that this group of people yearns to return to the days before the Enlightenment, where their outdated ideas and archaic societal standards ruled with an iron fist.”

The SA team spent a great deal of time analyzing the movement’s leaders Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and a host of other kooks such as Steve King and Louie Gomhert.

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“One only has to look at the leadership of this movement to see how incoherent and insane their beliefs really are,” said Moyer. “If you go back and examine some of the speeches and statements made by Bachmann and Palin over the last decade, it reads like something out of H.P. Lovecraft. Nothing makes sense. For example, last weekend in Iowa, Palin was apparently possessed by one of her demons and began writhing around the podium and speaking in tongues. It was truly scary.”

Although the writers and editors at SA came to no definitive conclusions about the future of the right wing and the Tea Party, Moyer said that they will most likely be swept away by the tide of history.

“To paraphrase Huxley, extinguished theologians, and in this case reactionary political factions, lie about the cradle of progress as the strangled snakes beside that of Hercules,” said Moyer.

Although many midterm Congressional races were won by Tea Party supported buffoons, the facts seem to support Moyer’s argument.

Gay marriage, Obamacare, and decriminalization of marijuana, three policies that the far right is rabidly against, are more popular than ever and gaining national acceptance.

“It gives us hope for a bright future in which the voices of these kooks are drowned out by the voices of reason and science,” concluded Moyers. “I am a fervent supporter of free speech and support these people’s right to be as ignorant as they want to be, but I fully believe that they will be remembered by history as the wingnuts they truly are.”