Discussion: Five reasons blog posts are of higher scientific quality than journal articles

Dr. Judith Curry tips me to this interesting blog post by Daniel Lakens, an experimental psychologist at the Human-Technology Interaction group at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. The 20% Statistician A blog on statistics, methods, and open science. Understanding 20% of statistics will improve 80% of your inferences. Five reasons blog posts are of…

Magic mushrooms become CO2 indicators for the urban lawn

From the UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE and the “magic mushrooms” department… Researchers find mushrooms may hold clues to effect of carbon dioxide on lawns DURHAM, N.H. – Since the Industrial Revolution, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has rapidly increased. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire set out to determine how rising carbon…

Claim: Next 10 years critical for achieving climate change goals

From the “climate goalposts are always 10 years out” department and the “maybe you didn’t read the news, but the Paris Climate Agreement is dead” department. Next 10 years critical for achieving climate change goals INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS Carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere can be reduce in…