Friday Funny – great moments in 97% beliefs

Heh, this is from a commenter at Slashdot on Cook’s fatally flawed 97% consensus paper. While a bit harsh, it’s also funny. He responds to: Yeah! It’s like saying that 97% of priests believe in god anyway. by Razgorov Prikazka (1699498) on Friday May 17, 2013 @11:52AM (#43753313) says: I agree, and it goes further…

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Tropical lizards safe from climate change forced extinction

Some good news from Dartmouth College Climate change may have little impact on tropical lizards Dartmouth study contradicts predictions of widespread extinction A new Dartmouth College study finds human-caused climate change may have little impact on many species of tropical lizards, contradicting a host of recent studies that predict their widespread extinction in a rapidly…

The Kepler spacecraft has a failure

Two of four reaction wheels seized up, critical for precise photometry Excerpt from the Kepler Mission Manager Update. (h/t to Dr. Leif Svalgaard) At our semi-weekly contact on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, we found the Kepler spacecraft once again in safe mode. As was the case earlier this month, this was a Thruster-Controlled Safe Mode.…