Thomas Peters

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Trump or NASA – who's really politicising climate science?

Climate research conducted at NASA had been “heavily politicised”, said Robert Walker, a senior adviser to US President-elect Donald Trump.<p>This has …

Blaming the Swedish festival rapes on migrants isn't just wrong – it's dangerous

Swedish police withdrew their statement that a gang of foreigners had assaulted women at a festival last weekend – but by then the damage was done<p>Over last weekend, more than 50 cases of sexual assault were reported across two Swedish festivals. At one – Bravalla – five women said they had been …

From Timurlengia to a pregnant T rex, it's an exciting time for tyrannosaurs

We know more about tyrannosaurs than any other dinosaur group, but that fast-growing knowledge underpins more areas of science than you might think<p>As reported last week a new tyrannosaur from Asia has just been identified by palaeontologists; following hot on its heels was a paper on identifying …

Six Steps To Adapt To The Future Of Work

When I was writing my book, <i>The Future of Work</i>, I created a framework for adapting to coming changes that I call “The Six-Step Process for Adapting to the Future of Work.” (It was inspired in part by John Kotter’s well known “8-Step Process for Leading Change.”) I will be exploring my six-step …

Employment

Everything We Know About The X-2, The Future Of Japanese Stealth Fighter Design

Today the world got to know the jet that’s critical to Japan’s indigenous fighter design future. Until now, photos have been far from detailed and …

NASA Sees developing depression threatening northwestern Australia

At 10:30 UTC (5:30 a.m. EST) on Jan. 28, 2016 the Joint Typhoon Warning Center said animated multispectral satellite imagery depicts rapidly …

Ancient Babylonians used geometry to plot Jupiter's path 1,400 years before Oxford scholars

Clay tablets show astronomers used advanced techniques that had previously been credited to medieval Europeans<p>Ancient Babylonian astronomers were way ahead of their time, using sophisticated geometric techniques that until now had been considered an achievement of medieval European scholars.<p>That is …

UAE banks on 'rainmakers' to secure future water supply

Water,Geoengineering,United Arab Emirates,Environment,Deserts,Climate change,Middle East and North Africa,World news,Drought,Climate change,Science<p>As climate change makes the desert nation hotter and drier, and a growing economy uses more water, the United Arab Emirates is giving $5m to researchers …

Water

Researchers find causes for higher death rates among middle-aged whites

Higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans are largely being driven by stagnant progress against<p>heart diseaseand other common illnesses, according to new research into a crisis that is increasingly worrying healthcare officials and policymakers.<p>The unexpectedly high …

Humans have made so much plastic it will probably show up in future fossils

Future archeologists aren’t just going to be digging up old bones: Looks like they’re also going to be sifting though old fossilized plastics.<p>A review published (paywall) in the journal Anthropocene this month finds plastic has discernibly changed the surface of the planet since humans began using …

Pollution

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Facebook admitted it's worried about ad blockers.</b> The company highlighted ad blocking technologies as a significant risk factor in its annual 10-K filing.<p><b>2. James Murdoch is chairman of Sky again.</b> He resigned from the position four years ago.<p><b>3. IBM acquired digital agency Resource/Ammirati.</b>The …

Mysterious booms and shaking, social media rumors scare New Jersey

By Michael E. Miller<p>, Reporter<p>Have you felt the tremors?We are hearing reports of tremors here in Jersey. For the record, we have not reported any…Posted by New Jersey State Police on Thursday, January 28, 2016<p>It was just after 1:30 p.m. when New Jersey began to shake.<p>In the small township of …

New Jersey

CIA releases declassified documents on UFOs

The archive material provides an eye-opening look at role the CIA played in investigating UFOs in the 40s and 50s<p>The CIA has published a number of declassified documents on its blog detailing the its investigations into UFOs.<p>The documents, mostly dating from the late 1940s and 1950s, are …

Exclusive: EgyptAir mechanic suspected in Russian plane crash

LONDON (Reuters) - An EgyptAir mechanic whose cousin joined Islamic State in Syria is suspected of planting a bomb on a Russian passenger plane that was blown out of Egypt’s skies in late October, according to sources familiar with the matter.<p>A child's shoe is seen in front of debris from a Russian …

Airplanes

To Lose Weight, Stop Trying

A Princeton neuroscientist says he lost 50 pounds in a few months. His technique? Expending no effort whatsoever.<p><i>Aeon</i> has an intriguing new essay by …

The world’s worst wipeouts are cringeworthy and binge worthy

When the clock strikes 2:30, and you had to skip lunch, and the boss is yelling at you for making a minor mistake, and you think your day just sucks, …

Switzerland might be ending banking as we know it

I can pretty much guarantee you that the biggest story not being covered in the traditional business press right now is that Switzerland is holding a referendum later this year to consider ending fractional reserve banking (!).<p>Yes, you read that correctly. That paragon of the banking industry is …

Great Depression

See All 26 Letters of the Alphabet Spelled Out in Stunning Space Photography

A: Utah’s Green River doubling back on itself—a feature known as Bowknot Bend—photographed by an astronaut from the Inte<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA

How to procrastinate like an expert | Tania Browne

The Guardian recently published a piece on how to avoid procrastinating. But what if you want to procrastinate, and put off the inevitable for as long as possible? Just follow this helpful guide.<p>Over the Christmas break, have you felt bad about leaving all the things you usually do? Work emails …

Procrastination

Diamonds tell tale of comet that killed off the cavemen

Scientists will outline dramatic evidence this week that suggests a comet exploded over the Earth nearly 13,000 years ago, creating a hail of fireballs that set fire to most of the northern hemisphere.<p>Primitive Stone Age cultures were destroyed and populations of mammoths and other large land …

I overcome a major fear in my life with a flight on this awesome personal seaplane

Unfortunately for me, acrophobia is also a major part of life. Simply put, I don't like heights. Although I thoroughly enjoy flying on big airliners, small planes still bug me. I don't like the instability, the single engine, and I don't like the all-too-frequent instances of general aviation …

George Washington

Did Egypt’s Old Kingdom Die—or Simply Fade Away?

The end of the great age of pyramid building in Egypt was long thought to be a traumatic collapse that plunged the Nile Valley into a long era of chaos. New research is changing that view.<p>As world leaders celebrate a new agreement to limit the impact of greenhouse gases on human society, …

Discovery of habitable planet could mean alien life is 'incredibly close', say scientists

Australian researchers have found a potentially inhabitable planet - called Wolf 1061c – which is 14 light years away, about a third closer than the nearest such planet<p>Alien life could be closer than previously thought after Australian scientists found the closest potentially habitable planet to …

Elon Musk just made an incredibly important point about solar energy

Visionaries like Elon Musk know how underrated solar power is.<p>In an interview on December 15 at the American Geophysical Union meeting, Musk mentioned that if we covered just a corner of Utah or Nevada with solar panels, we could power the entire US, as Nature News' Lauren Morello reported.<p>This …

Solar Power

How to Be Creative: 6 Secrets Backed By Research

Whether it’s at work or in our free time, many of us would love to learn how to be creative. Coming up with great ideas and new perspectives is a …

Women's brains age better than men's, study suggests

The amount of time men spend in a state of 'mild cognitive impairment' increased slightly, scientists found<p>Women are less prone to memory problems in old age but men are less likely to be affected by disabilities, a study suggests.<p>The amount of time that men spent in a state of 'mild cognitive …

Microsoft's 2016 predictions: We'll stop talking directly to each other

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Looking around me, I see an age that's brazen rather than golden.<p>Microsoft, however, sees "a Golden Age of Technological Advancement."<p>I know this because the company just published its view of what 2016 …

James Martin

Surprise: The Third Most Common Element In The Universe Isn't What You Think

One of the most remarkable facts of existence is that every material we’ve ever touched, seen, or interacted with is made up of the same two things: atomic nuclei, which are positively charged, and electrons, which are negatively charged. The way these atoms interact with each other — the ways they …

Apple Pie Recipes That Are Better Than Grandma's

The best use of apples, in our opinion.<p>Apples are a treat in the fall. Biting into a crisp, sweet apple on a cool fall day has the potential to make us feel excited that summer has once again come to an end. The great thing about apples, aside from their delicious flavor, is that when stored right …

Baking

Using Light To Simulate Time Travel

While the idea of time travel gives rise to discussions of topics ranging from science fiction to ethics, understanding the possible effects of time travel gives us a better grasp of the foundations of general relativity and quantum theory. Most work in the area has focused on the theoretical …