Stereocilia on an auditory hair cell.  Pseudocolored scanning EM image. Image: Edwin W. Rubel

Another advance in hearing restoration

Lately, there has been a lot of SPAM being sent out that claims to sell product(s) that will restore hearing loss. I’m here to tell you that its nothing but a scam masquerading under the recent advances in science. As many of you know, I suffer from profound hearing loss due to an ototoxic drug…

daphnia

Well, at least the daphnia will survive ‘climate change’

There’s lots of worries about “species extinction” due to climate change, and so far the track record on those predictions isn’t doing so good, such as the First animal claimed extinct due to ‘climate change’ found ‘alive and well’. From KU Leuven Water fleas genetically adapt to climate change The water flea has genetically adapted…

Innovation

The Search for Novelty in Science

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Why pre-judging the value of potential stepping stones to a solution, stifles scientific innovation. Kenneth Stanley, one of the world’s top artificial intelligence researchers, has produced a fascinating presentation, on why focusing on an objective can sabotage innovation. Consider how you would teach a robot to solve a maze. The…

climate-literacy

Study: Climate skeptics and proponents score highest on climate science literacy…but are the most polarized

From Yale University and the “I’ll bet this guy never reads RealClimate and WUWT” department: Climate science literacy unrelated to public acceptance of human-caused global warming Those who score highest on test are more politically polarized, study finds Deep public divisions over climate change are unrelated to differences in how well ordinary citizens understand scientific…