The Penguin Strikes Back

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, once again we’ve proven that Mark Twain was right when he observed that “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” … but the response time of the truth is getting better. Three days ago guest author Eric Worrall, in a post…

Britain Strikes Black Gold at ‘Gatwick Gusher’

Oil Prices Crash After Saudis Fail To Broker Global Production Cut Shares in UK Oil and Gas Investments soared by as much as 77pc after the Aim-listed developer announced that oil from its well near Gatwick Airport in Surrey flowed at a faster rate than expected.  UK Oil and Gas (Ukog) has claimed that oil…

Study: those who fake data aren’t real scientists

From the “fabrication makes publication” department comes this study on the “core values” of scientists. What values are important to scientists? MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON, D.C. – While many people are marking today scrutinizing the virtues of their Valentines, Michigan State University revealed a first-of-its-kind study on the virtues and values of scientists. The study,…

Old trees reveal Late Antique Little Ice Age around 1,500 years ago led to famine and social upheavals

From the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL: Tree-ring measurements have revealed a period of extreme cold in Eurasia between 536 and around 660 CE. It coincides strikingly with the Justinian plague, migrations of peoples and political turmoil in both Europe and Asia, reports an interdisciplinary team, led by the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL and the Oeschger-Zentrum…