We Tried to Publish a Replication of a Science Paper in Science. The Journal Refused.

From Slate Slate accidentally stumbles onto something interesting, important, and probably factual. Our research suggests that the theory that conservatives and liberals respond differently to threats isn’t actually true. By Kevin Arceneaux, Bert N. Bakker, Claire Gothreau, and Gijs Schumacher June 20, 20196:43 PM There are researchers still seeking truth and advancing science.  In this…

Researchers retract a paper because it turns out not to be about bulls&$#

From Retraction Watch Sometimes what science really needs is more bulls&$#. Just ask a group of environmental scientists in China, who lost their 2019 article on soil contamination because what they thought was manure was in fact something else. The article, titled “Immobilization of heavy metals in e-waste contaminated soils by combined application of biochar…

New paper attempts to link solar cycles and streamflows

Mike Wallace writes about his new paper, with some references to his previous posts here: First, a post on streamflow forecasting using solar cycles for high altitude catchments. Second, a post on the synoptic scale quasigeostrophic continuum. Third, a piece on atmospheric moisture waves. The new paper covers other directions as well, but perhaps of greater…