This is the time of year that ladybugs start to look for places to spend the winter. They don’t migrate like songbirds, but hibernate, more like bears or turtles. Many of us find ladybugs inside our homes once the weather starts to get cold.
A group calling itself “The Global Health Security Network (GHSN) Limited” was formed last June, in Australia. …. They have just issued their first Policy Report. that recommends policies that are the complete opposite of their stated mission.
He just got a reprieve! Sort of . . . This is a Burmese Roofed Turtle – thought to be extinct until it was re-discovered in 2002. Now scientists have grown the population to nearly 1,000 animals in captivity, some of which have been successfully released into the wild in Myanmar over the past five years.
Just how over-sensitive does Dr. Mina think that these PCR Covid tests are? 100 to 1,000 times too sensitive for the test to return a positive result “— at least, one worth acting on.”
Despite the best efforts of Journalists from Another Galaxy (The New York Times) to convince the general public otherwise, almost no U.S. children are dying from (or even with) Covid-19.
The oddest thing is that this case seems to have been decided, in part, based on the opinion of a fictional character, Atticus Finch, one of the protagonists of Harper Lee’s magnificent novel, To Kill a Mocking Bird.
Stock markets took an initial heavy hit back in March when the governments of the world issued edicts shutting down the economies of entire nations. Investors were scared silly. . . . . and now?
Many of the fields of Science practiced today seems to have veered off into some kind of Alternative Universe – some kind of “Science from a far and very different and strange Galaxy”, maybe the same Galaxy inhabited by the editors and journalists of The New York Times.
“Some Narrative Journalism Concerns: One of the biggest worries editors and publishers have about narrative journalism is that because it’s a blend of facts and feelings, problems can occur. Recently, many authors have been nabbed for stating mistruths in their pieces….”
“What makes mosquitoes so dangerous? Despite their innocuous-sounding name—Spanish for “little fly”—they carry devastating diseases. The worst is malaria, which kills more than 600,000 people every year….”