A place to discuss issues around climate change and global warming.
A place to discuss alternate theories such as paranormal phenomena, UFO sightings, cryptozoology, etc.
Feb 29th, 2008
England's only golden eagle feared dead
England's only resident golden eagle is feared to have died, wildlife chiefs have said. The bird, which occupied a site at Riggindale Valley, near Haweswater in the Lake District, has not been seen since before the turn of the year. An RSPB...
Apr 14th, 2016 by Locutus
But the long-belated saga of the Minnesota Coronary Experiment may also make a broader point about how science gets done: it suggests just how difficult it can be for new evidence to see the light of day when it contradicts widely held theories. ...
Apr 10th, 2016 by MHz
What is there on Moon?
Moon has a day of 14 1/2 of our days, and its night is also 14 1/2 of our days. It has no atmosphere or water and there is no life on it. It has a large number of craters; and a thick layer of fluffy sand. It has a large number of mountains; and it...
Apr 9th, 2016 by MHz
Earth Is Tipping Because of Climate Change
Earth Is Tipping Because of Climate Change The north pole is on the run. Although it can drift as much as 10 meters across a century, sometimes returning to near its origin, it has recently taken a sharp turn to the east. Climate change is the likely...
Navy Resumes Celestial Navigation Course
It's a scene straight out of a Tom Clancy novel. An adversary, seeking to gain the upper hand, manages to blind GPS satellites in a first strike. As alert levels rise and military leaders attempt to assess the situation, ships at sea must somehow get...
New study recommends no more fossil fuel plants after 2017
New fossil fuel plants post-2017 risk 2C warming limit To avoid dangerous global warming, 2017 is the last year energy companies can build new coal, oil or gas-fired power plants. Thats the unpalatable finding in a new study by Oxford researchers,...
Mar 27th, 2016 by Walter
Scotland Shuts Down Last Coal Powered Plant
The Fife-based plant the biggest of its kind in Britain has been generating electricity for a quarter of Scottish homes for almost half a century but has bowed to a mixture of old age, rising transmission costs and higher taxes on carbon. Coal has...
Mar 24th, 2016 by Locutus
How Journalists Can Help Hold Scientists Accountable
Last May, when This American Life acknowledged that it had run a 23-minute-long segment premised on a fraudulent scientific study, America's most respected radio journalists did something strange: They declined to apologize for the error. "Our ...
Who was the subject of the latest Google Doodle?
Many people have probably been wondering who the woman looking through the telescope was in the latest Google Doodle. The woman was Caroline Herschel, who was the sister of British astronomer William Herschel, the man who discovered Uranus in 1781 as...
'Green flash' meteor sighting reports across Britain
A bright meteor has been sighted in the early hours above Britain. Witnesses have described the object as a green flash moving south to north for a few seconds, leaving a magnesium-white trail. Sightings have been reported in locations including...
Mar 16th, 2016 by MHz
Many scientific “truths” are, in fact, false
or, more about the sound of settled popular science. ;-) In 2005, John Ioannidis, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, published a paper, Why most published research findings are false, mathematically showing that a huge number of...
Lost penguin spotted waddling along road in the Falklands
These amusing pictures appear to capture the moment a lost King Penguin tries to hitchhike back home. The lonesome bird was spotted trying to hitch a ride to the nearby penguin settlement in Teal Inlet, East Falkland, after it became separated from...
Jurassica dinosaur museum 'will go ahead' despite founder's death
The trustees behind a proposed dinosaur-themed museum in a Dorset quarry have said it will go ahead despite the death of its founder. Michael Hanlon, the former science writer at the Daily Telegraph and, previously, the Daily Mail, who came up with...
Mar 10th, 2016 by petros
Plants are build by electric fields
Arthur Ramthun: Plant Electrotropism | EU2015 Posted on March 9, 2016 by sschirott Plant electrotropism is plant response to natural internal and external electrical forces. Voltage recordings done on a variety of ...
Narnia's legendary white hart spotted on nature reserve
White stags have long featured in some of the best-known myths and legends, a magnificent yet elusive creature. King Arthur was left frustrated by his attempts to capture one, as were the Kings and Queens of Narnia, who chased the creature through...
Mar 8th, 2016 by Machjo
World's blackest material just got even blacker
Back in 2014, a team of British researchers made headlines for producing the blackest material known to science. Called Vantablack, the material was so black, it absorbed all but 0.035 percent of visible light, which means to our eyes, it was ...
because science is always settled and all that jazz. As you grow older and reflect on the things you learned in grade school, you slowly come to realise that many common, everyday facts that your third grade teacher told you about - facts that you...
British scientists may develop cure for cancer within two years
Scientists believe they have discovered a way to "steer" the immune system to kill cancers. Researchers at University College, London have developed a way of finding unique markings within a tumour - its "Achilles heel" - allowing the body to ...
We Are Not Alone.........
maybe. Repeating mysterious radio bursts from deep space surprise scientists First repeating fast radio...
Giant fireball lights up the nighttime Scottish sky
This is the moment a suspected meteor lit up the sky over Scotland last night and terrified the population below. People from Inverness to Edinburgh reported a white, red or blue light that swept across the skyline at around 6.45pm last night. ...
Mar 1st, 2016 by petros
Wonder material graphene sparks rush to develop new electronics
Meet one of the reasons we can no longer burn coal in our future. Bendable mobile phones, quick-charge batteries and unbreakable touch screens -- technology firms are racing to harness the potential of graphene, a wonder material which scientists say...
New Data Reveal Stunning Acceleration of Sea Level Rise
New Data Reveal Stunning Acceleration of Sea Level Rise The oceans have heaved up and down as world temperatures have waxed and waned, but as new research tracking the past 2,800 years shows, never during that time did the seas rise as sharply or as...
Fungi from goats’ guts could lead to better biofuels
Fascinating. Fungi from goats guts could lead to better biofuels Scientists report in the journal Science on February 18 that these anaerobic gut fungi perform as well as the best fungi engineered by industry in their ability to convert plant...
Study maps Earth based on climate change vulnerability
Now this is cool. Study maps Earth based on climate change vulnerability Sunday, February 21, 2016, 1:23 PM - We know climate change can put a strain on global ecosystems, but new research has given one of the clearest pictures yet as to what...
Dunwich: The storms that destroyed 'lost town'
Evidence of violent storms that destroyed a lost town known as Britain's Atlantis has been uncovered. The finds were uncovered off the coast of Dunwich, Suffolk - a small village which, in the 11th Century, was one of the largest towns in England....
15 years since UK's devastating foot-and-mouth epidemic
Fifteen years ago, the UK was devastated by a mass outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Throughout 2001, there were 2,000 cases of foot-and-mouth throughout the country. Each of those cases meant a farm having all of its livestock killed and ...
Feb 17th, 2016 by Twila
Vancouver's For Profit Aquarium on the Rampage Again
Not a nice bunch-Not At All Vancouver Aquarium sues filmmaker over critical documentary Lawsuit seeks injunction against 'Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered' for alleged copyright violation ...
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