Erratic Environment May Be Key to Human Evolution

     Versus      Image Credit: Wikipedia                                 Image Credit: Anne Knock From Live Science: At Olduvai Gorge, where excavations helped to confirm Africa was the cradle of humanity, scientists now find the landscape once fluctuated rapidly, likely guiding early human evolution.These findings suggest that key mental developments within the human lineage may have been linked…

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Burt Rutan on Innovation

WUWT readers may recall that aviation pioneer Burt Rutan gave an engaged and interesting presentation on WUWT.TV last month. He’s now added to his online presence with a new video lecture. Burt writes today:

Global data doesn’t support Reuters “fracking” Google search trend claim

Tom Nelson pointed this out this morning. ‘Fracking’ overtakes ‘climate change’ in Google searches | The Dickinson Press | Dickinson, North Dakota This year, for the first time, U.S. online searches for the term “fracking” became more popular than “climate change,” Google data showed. Fracking has doubled on Google’s popularity index since last year, and…

Kerry as Secretary of State: Global warming first, world hunger, disease, and nuclear arms second

Guest post by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times With barely a whimper from the media, John Kerry is President Obama’s official nominee for Secretary of State. Mr. Kerry is the senior Senator from Massachusetts, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and was the 2004 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. Kerry…