Category Archives: Science

Rehabilitating Pluto

“The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid,” begins this welcome news story — New research suggest Pluto should be reclassified as a planet.

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A Triumph of Latin American Science!

By researchers surnamed Förster, Maass, and Heathcote — Chilean scientists discover crucial event right before the death of a star.

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I.Q. Realism

Noting “the correlation between low IQ and an enhanced risk of criminal offending [and] given the scarcity of well-paid jobs for those with an IQ of below 84,” Wael Taji argues that it is “irresponsible to ignore the specific difficulties … Continue reading

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Act of God Against an Antichrist?

A researcher suggests that the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora played a hand in defeating Napoleon, the first Antichrist, reported on here — How a volcano helped defeat Napoleon at Waterloo.

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Anthropogenic Climate Change or Volcanism?

Sorry algore, it is the latter that is behind “the single biggest contributor to global sea-level rise” — Volcano discovered under fastest-melting Antarctic glacier. “The presence of an active volcanic heat source beneath the world’s fastest-melting glacier is a disturbing … Continue reading

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Herpetologists Gone Wild

A local conference presentation titled “The Excitement of River Turtles from the Mississippi to the Amazon” aroused too much excitement for some — Risqué photos cause controversy at turtle and fish conference. The “longtime researcher of Brazilian turtles, showed several … Continue reading

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“We Are Living in New Bayesian Age”

So begins David Papineau his piece — Thomas Bayes and the crisis in science. An excerpt: Applications of Bayesian probability are taking over our lives. Doctors, lawyers, engineers and financiers use computerized Bayesian networks to aid their decision-making. Psychologists and … Continue reading

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