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The Trump administration wants to bail out failed contrarian climate scientists | John Abraham

A climate “red team” is just a polite way to describe bailing out scientific losers<p>Climate contrarians, like Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, don’t understand how scientific research works. They are basically asking for a government handout to scientists to do …

Trump Administration

Trump Says Sun Equally to Blame for Blocking Moon

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Attacking the media for its “very unfair” coverage of Monday’s solar eclipse, Donald J. Trump said on Saturday that the sun was equally to blame for blocking the moon.<p>“The fake news is covering the eclipse from the sun’s side instead of the moon’s side, but if you …

The White House Rebranding of Climate Change Could Be Frighteningly Effective

1984 much?<p>Would you take “weather extremes” just as seriously as the phrase “climate change”? The government believes that Americans will buy the …

When you watch the eclipse, keep an eye out for diamonds in the sky

It’s from a ray of sunshine peeking through a lunar valley.<p>The Moon isn't just some big round rock: it has mountains and valleys. And during a total solar eclipse, you can actually see the sunlight cutting a path through that lunar terrain.<p>As you may already know, a broad swath of the United States …

Texas

Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan 04.16.2017

<i>This week’s healthy vegetarian meal plan includes lots of variety, and all sorts of tasty health benefits! Be sure to print the grocery list to make</i> …

Easy Raspberry Clafoutis – French Recipe

This raspberry clafoutis is a classic French dessert – though instead of raspberry the traditional version includes cherries. However, if you like …

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes Put a Twist on a Breakfast Classic

Relationship-ending "are you a pancake or waffle person" debates notwithstanding, it's fair to say people love a good pancake. In fact, this guy …

Breakfast

The incredible power of ignoring everything

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>Fyodor Dostoevsky, the 19th Century Russian author, once famously challenged his brother to try out a strange task: Don't think about a polar bear right now. “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come …

Johns Hopkins University

Scientists Say Coffee Is So Magical, It Could Even ​Prevent​ Liver Damage

Great news: The benefits of coffee are so plentiful that a new study has linked drinking two extra cups per day to a 44 percent drop in the risk of …

7 Cheese Toasts You Can Eat for Dinner

Warm, cheesy toasts are deliciously easy snacks. But add an extra ingredient or two and serve them with a green salad and (tada!) you've got an …

The Data Against Kant

THE history of moral philosophy is a history of disagreement, but on one point there has been virtual unanimity: It would be absurd to suggest that we should do what we couldn’t possibly do.<p>This principle — that “ought” implies “can,” that our moral obligations can’t exceed our abilities — played a …

Scientists just analyzed the atmosphere of a ‘super-Earth’ for the first time

For the first time ever, scientists are sniffing out the secrets of a “super-Earth” — the type of planet thought to be the most common in our galaxy. …

Universe

New species of flower found 'perfectly preserved' in amber

Fossil flowers found perfectly preserved in amber represent a new plant species that's a 45-million-year-old relative of coffee, according to new …

Hawking: Gravitational Waves Could Revolutionize Astronomy

Black hole theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has some thoughts on the discovery of gravitational waves.

Stephen Hawking

Researchers Have 3D-Printed Usable Human Bones and Muscles

For years, printing a new ear, muscle, or jaw has been nothing but science fiction. That’s largely because “bio-printed” tissues haven’t been strong …

Einstein is proved right again, but plenty more to discover

Albert Einstein rewrote the rules of time and space in 1915. Cue a century of other scientists making sure he dotted his i's and crossed his t's.<p>Last week, a team of scientists announced a major confirmation of Einsteinian genius: They detected the first direct evidence of gravitation waves created …

NASA Space Travel Posters

An illustrated poster series that gives us a vision of the future of NASA’s space tourism.<p>Inspired by their commissioned work for NASA Jet Propulsion …

Top scientists explain how enormously exciting and important gravitational waves are

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time.<p>While this theory triggered a revolution in our understanding of the universe, it made one prediction that even Einstein doubted could be confirmed: the …

Asian hornet invasion: British beekeeper shocked to see Hong Kong bees boil thumb-sized foe using own body heat

When Hong Kong-based insect enthusiast Nicola Newbery noticed a ball of violently shivering bees near a hive in her garden in Hoi Ha recently, she …

As big as the Higgs: Stephen Hawking says gravitational waves could revolutionize astronomy

British physicist Stephen Hawking says the detection of gravitational waves provides a completely new way of looking at the universe, and is at least …

World's Oldest Wild Bird Hatches Yet Another Chick

Scientists call her "an iconic symbol of inspiration and hope."<p>HONOLULU -- The world's oldest known wild bird just gave birth, astonishing scientists yet again.<p>Wisdom, a Laysan Albatross, is at least 65 years old, making her the oldest known bird in the wild, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife …

Birds

Darwin Day Revelation: Evolution, Not Religion, Is the Source of Morality

As the world celebrates Darwin Day, much of humanity refuses to accept evolution.<p>Creationists pretend that their argument is with science. Their posts are littered with gems of motivated reasoning such as this: "If natural selection were true, Eskimos would have fur to keep warm, but they …

Philosophy

Spanish civil servant off work unnoticed for six years

<b>A Spanish civil servant who failed to turn up for work for "at least" six years has been caught after becoming eligible for a long service award.</b><p>Joaquin Garcia, 69, was fined €27,000 (£21,000; $30,000) after the award brought his long absence to light.<p>Mr Garcia, whose job was to supervise the …

Wastewater

Ancient amber proves early insects were keen on high society

As anyone with even a passing acquaintance with an ant farm knows, some insects are clearly organized into a society, with certain types of critters taking on certain roles. Bees, ants and termites are the shining examples of insects with this characteristic, known as advanced sociality, or …

BBC - Earth - How do we know that evolution is really happening?

The idea that species gradually change over many generations is the cornerstone of biology. This is how we know it's true<p>Evolution is one of the greatest theories in all of science. It sets out to explain life: specifically, how the first simple life gave rise to all the huge diversity we see …

Biology

Climate change helps slow, not quicken, rising sea levels – NASA

Glaciers are still melting, but climate change is having an unexpected effect on sea levels, NASA has found. Satellites show 3.2 trillion tons of …

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.<p>A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper …

Love Giant Insects? Meet The Tree Lobster, Back From The Brink

Tiny eggs have started hatching this week at the San Diego Zoo, and scientists there are celebrating the arrival of baby tree lobsters.<p>It's all part of a conservation effort for the Lord Howe Island stick insect. The huge, black, shiny creature, also known as a tree lobster, is a superstar of the …