Some progress on the skeptic -vs- denier ugliness

Readers may recall this WUWT story:  Nature’s ugly decision: ‘Deniers’ enters the scientific literature. Meanwhile, the discussion continues at John Nielsen-Gammon’s Climate Abyss website on Skeptics are Not Deniers, with part 3 now posted. Part 4 will likely be at this link today At Jo Nova’s she has a response from Dr. Paul Bain. She…

Using leaf veins to hindcast climate

From the University of California – Los Angeles Hacking code of leaf vein architecture solves mysteries, allows predictions of past climate UCLA life scientists have discovered new laws that determine the construction of leaf vein systems as leaves grow and evolve. These easy-to-apply mathematical rules can now be used to better predict the climates of…

Two opinions on the state of science publishing

I’ve been made aware of two different opinions on state of science publishing as it relates to peer review and the pressure to publish even faster due to the Internet and all of its “instalaunch” tools. First, in Nature, a comment by Dr. Jerome Ravetz: Sociology of science: Keep standards high. He argues for embracing the…