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These are the best arguments from the 3% of climate scientist 'skeptics.' Really.

Contrarian climate scientist Roy Spencer summed up the contrarian case for a fossil fuel and tobacco-funded think tank<p>When I give a presentation and mention the 97% expert consensus on human-caused global warming, I’m often asked, “what’s the deal with the other 3%?”. These are the publishing …

Climate Change

Atheism Advocate: Religion Is Harming Society And Lives

<i>Atheist US Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan delivering a secular-inspired Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol -- Photo by Roen Horn</i><p>All around the world, religious terror is striking and threatening us. Whether in France, Turkey, London, or the USA, the threat is now constant. We can …

Religion

Humans are driving the evolution of new species — and that could be just as bad as causing extinctions

The London Underground mosquitoes were first noticed during World War II, when tens of thousands of people took shelter in the subway system's tunnels while their city was bombed. The sunless, concrete passageways were different from the mosquitoes' natural habitat — and their normal food source, …

Biology

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

Genetics

Photographer Captures the Fiery Beauty of the Classic “Whoosh Bottle” Experiment

Soon after human beings discovered fire and alcohol, one intrepid soul most likely tried combining the two with magical (and probably highly …

If insects have consciousness, what then?

<i>Peter Singer is professor of bioethics at Princeton University and a laureate professor at the University of Melbourne.</i> <i>His books include</i> Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Most Good You Can Do<i>, and, most recently,</i> Famine, Affluence and Morality<i>.</i><p>--------------------------------------------<p>Last …

Scientists made see-through wood that's stronger than glass

Researchers at the University of Maryland were able pull away color and chemicals from a block of wood to leave it impressively see-through. The result is a material that is both stronger and more insulating than glass, with better biodegradability than plastic. "We were very surprised by how …

University of Maryland

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Creationist Ken Ham tweeted a series of very bad claims meant to be scientific.

In 2014, popular science communicator Bill Nye “debated” creationist Ken Ham in a live webcast on YouTube. The event went pretty much as expected; …

Magnetism

Watch A Guy Fly A Homemade Hoverbike Around His Backyard

Don't try this at home (especially without sponsorship)<p>The United Kingdom might have a mad scientist problem. Or at least, a mad engineer one. Colin Furze, a YouTuber who seems to have unlimited energy for creating working versions of science fictional devices, made a thermite-hurling fire cannon …

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