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Scientists And Philosophers For Donald Trump: Let Master Feng Explain The New Reality To You

Science2.0 - 8 hours 44 sec ago
Ah the beauty, from victory to victory for over a year now – is it not wonderful to be alive today? For those few of us who have for years predicted the current affairs, 2016 was so refreshing also because it ensured that 2017 goes on giving. The Donald pulled all the ‘right’ moves to win against the lefties, who still do not understand a thing, but more important, he pulled equally ‘right’ moves against the cucked right, and against the this-is-my-career-niche right, which made it clear to some for four months in advance that Trump would win. -->

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Scientists And Philosophers For Donald Trump: Let Master Feng Explain The New Reality To You

General - 8 hours 44 sec ago
Ah the beauty, from victory to victory for over a year now – is it not wonderful to be alive today? For those few of us who have for years predicted the current affairs, 2016 was so refreshing also because it ensured that 2017 goes on giving. The Donald pulled all the ‘right’ moves to win against the lefties, who still do not understand a thing, but more important, he pulled equally ‘right’ moves against the cucked right, and against the this-is-my-career-niche right, which made it clear to some for four months in advance that Trump would win. -->

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How To Stomach A Black Hole

Science2.0 - January 22, 2017 - 7:44pm
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Black holes are hot. Well, thermodynamically these suckers are freaking cold, but they do attract more attention than hot supernovae. And with attention comes recognition. As announced last month, as much as 97% of the $ 6.3 mln 2016 Breakthrough Prize money for physics went to black hole research.

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How To Stomach A Black Hole

General - January 22, 2017 - 7:44pm
--- repost due to previous version not surviving server maintenance ---

Black holes are hot. Well, thermodynamically these suckers are freaking cold, but they do attract more attention than hot supernovae. And with attention comes recognition. As announced last month, as much as 97% of the $ 6.3 mln 2016 Breakthrough Prize money for physics went to black hole research.

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A Drug 85 Times More Potent than THC Caused 'Zombie Outbreak' in New York City

ACSH - January 21, 2017 - 12:00am

For several hours on July 12, 2016, a group of 33 people in New York City were in a "zombie-like" state: staring blankly, moving and responding to medics slowly, and occasionally groaning. This bizarre spectacle was the result of a very bad trip on a synthetic cannabinoid that Reddit users have called "out of this world potent."

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Doubt Cast Over Sunscreen-Vs.-Shade Study

ACSH - January 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Question: Should researchers even participate in a study, if the potential exists that the results they collect can benefit the company or industry that employs them?  

This thought immediately comes to mind after reading the conclusion of a newly-released examination comparing the protective benefits of sunscreen and umbrella shade. We ask this because shouldn't one of the primary goals of any scientific study be that purposeful efforts are taken to minimize conflicts of interest, along with other factors that may cast doubt on the conclusions?

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ABCD: Obesity Has A New Name, But Will It Stop The Epidemic?

ACSH - January 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Will "Adiposity-Based Chronic Disease" change behavior the way "obesity" could not?

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President George H. W. Bush in ICU, Wife Barbara in Same Hospital

ACSH - January 20, 2017 - 12:00am

As the nation gears up for today's inauguration of the 45th President Donald J. Trump of the United States, sadly, the Bushes will be unable to be in attendance. In an all too common turn of events, former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara were admitted to the same hospital for respiratory issues-- pneumonia and bronchitis, respectively.  

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Anomaly! Book Of The Week At Times Higher Education

Science2.0 - January 19, 2017 - 11:03pm
I am pleased to report that the book I wrote on the CDF experiment and on collider physics at the Tevatron, "Anomaly!", has been declared this week's "book of the week" by the Times Higher Education site. There, you will be able to read Tara Shears' very nice review of my book, along with some additional considerations and biographical notes on yours truly by Karen Shook. -->

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Anomaly! Book Of The Week At Times Higher Education

General - January 19, 2017 - 11:03pm
I am pleased to report that the book I wrote on the CDF experiment and on collider physics at the Tevatron, "Anomaly!", has been declared this week's "book of the week" by the Times Higher Education site. There, you will be able to read Tara Shears' very nice review of my book, along with some additional considerations and biographical notes on yours truly by Karen Shook. -->

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It's Been Another Record Year For Agriculture - When Do Climate Change Forecasts Come True?

Science2.0 - January 19, 2017 - 5:16pm
In 2006, former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore predicted that we only had 10 years to stave off our carbon dioxide doom, with plummeting yields in Africa, the Himalayas melting and other doomsday scenarios happening by 2016. 
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It's Been Another Record Year For Agriculture - When Do Climate Change Forecasts Come True?

General - January 19, 2017 - 5:16pm
In 2006, former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore predicted that we only had 10 years to stave off our carbon dioxide doom, with plummeting yields in Africa, the Himalayas melting and other doomsday scenarios happening by 2016. 
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Climate Change Made The Sahara Green - Then Took It Away Again

Science2.0 - January 19, 2017 - 3:11pm
From 5,000 to 11,000 years ago, what is now the Sahara Desert had 10X the rainfall it does today and was home to hunter-gatherers who lived in the region's savannahs and wooded grasslands. By analyzing marine sediments, rainfall patterns in the Sahara during that 'Green Sahara' period have been pinpointed.
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Climate Change Made The Sahara Green - Then Took It Away Again

General - January 19, 2017 - 3:11pm
From 5,000 to 11,000 years ago, what is now the Sahara Desert had 10X the rainfall it does today and was home to hunter-gatherers who lived in the region's savannahs and wooded grasslands. By analyzing marine sediments, rainfall patterns in the Sahara during that 'Green Sahara' period have been pinpointed.
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Sitting Linked To Premature Aging - And Hopefully Skepticism

Science2.0 - January 19, 2017 - 2:47pm
Elderly women who sit more than 10 hours a day have accelerated biological aging, according to an epidemiology paper. They have older cells? 

It's the increasingly popular shorter telomeres hypothesis. Telomeres are tiny caps found on the ends of DNA strands, like the plastic tips of shoelaces, that protect chromosomes from deterioration. It has been found that they progressively shorten with age, just one of the reasons why we are considered to be biologically programmed to die. 
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Sitting Linked To Premature Aging - And Hopefully Skepticism

General - January 19, 2017 - 2:47pm
Elderly women who sit more than 10 hours a day have accelerated biological aging, according to an epidemiology paper. They have older cells? 

It's the increasingly popular shorter telomeres hypothesis. Telomeres are tiny caps found on the ends of DNA strands, like the plastic tips of shoelaces, that protect chromosomes from deterioration. It has been found that they progressively shorten with age, just one of the reasons why we are considered to be biologically programmed to die. 
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Random Thoughts Of A Physicist In Honeymoon

Science2.0 - January 19, 2017 - 12:13am
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Random Thoughts Of A Physicist In Honeymoon

General - January 19, 2017 - 12:13am
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McKesson Fined $150 Million; Contributed to Opioid Crisis

ACSH - January 19, 2017 - 12:00am

McKesson Corporation has been repeatedly fined for failing to report suspicious opioid orders, a requirement for all participants in the opioid 'supply change' managed by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Why? This is not the corporate citizenship and stewardship they claim and there is little we can do about it.

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And Then There Were Three: A New Trivalent Herpes Vaccine Enters The Scene

ACSH - January 19, 2017 - 12:00am

A third vaccine against herpes has entered the race and has gotten some rave reviews for its protection of guinea pigs. But it didn't so well in monkeys. Which is more important? Testing in humans will decide, but the answer won't be known for about two years. 

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