NASA’s Space Science “Hide the Decline” Scandal

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon – an outside researcher has uncovered what he alleges is an attempt by NASA JPL asteroid researchers to pass off other research results as the product of their model, possibly in an effort to conceal the shortcomings of the NASA model. Two years of stonewalling: What…

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The month-long Kilauea eruption as seen from orbit

In early May 2018, an eruption on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano began to unfold. Here’s what satellites saw in the first few weeks of the eruption. This video is a compendium of satellite views from NASA and other sources that tell the story of the eruption over the last month. For more details about these images,…

121 moons discovered that may harbor alien life

UCR researchers have identified 121 giant planets that may have habitable moons RIVERSIDE, Calif.– We’ve all heard about the search for life on other planets, but what about looking on other moons? In a paper published Wednesday (June 13) in The Astrophysical Journal, researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Southern Queensland…

Why we don’t need to be in the Paris Climate accord: While the world surges in greenhouse gas production, USA drops for third straight year

Newsbytes tell the story: Global greenhouse gas emissions began rising again last year as the first pick-up in coal burning since 2013 overshadowed a record expansion in renewable energy, a BP report said. The opening of new coal-fired power plants in India and China drove coal consumption higher by 1 percent, highlighting the difficulties developing…

Pielke: Scientists as both experts and political myth-makers

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: Experts, especially scientists, wield increasing power in western societies. Roger Pielke Jr. looks at the political implications, and how this is boosting our dysfunctional political polarization. Scientific Authority and Political Myth Presentation by Roger Pielke Jr. Given at a workshop on Democratisation of Science – epistemological…