The Covid Lockdown and U.S. Stock Markets – August Update

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.  . .…

WHO Declares a Global Ebola Health Emergency

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Given documented cases of Ebola survivors becoming long term symptomless carriers, this outbreak should worry everyone, though for now the WHO claims the risk of…

Magical Plastic

News Brief by Kip Hansen Plastics are as much in the news as climate change, and hold the same honored place as a universal scapegoat — an item so odious…

Confirmed by space radar: North Korea's nuclear test site collapsed

Study: Radar imaging shows how the mountain collapsed after North Korea’s most recent nuclear test As North Korea’s president pledges to “denuclearize” the Korean peninsula, an international team of scientists…

Tesla "Model S" Battery Fire Kills Teenagers

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Two teenagers died in Fort Lauderdale after being trapped in a Tesla car which burst into flames after a crash. Federal agency will investigate Tesla…

NASA Mars rocket launch may produce spectacular early morning display over SoCal

Remember this fantastic view from a launch in 2015? We might see one that looks similar this weekend in Southern California. NASA is about to do something it has never…

The 'Population Bomb' (that bombed) Turns 50

Essay by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. This month marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most destructive books of the last century, The Population Bomb, by Paul Ehrlich. The 1968 doomsday bestseller generated…

Study confirms: #FakeNews travels faster than real news

This may explain why so much alarming (but false) information exists about climate change, chemtrails, Fukushima radiation, UFO’s etc. Mark Twain was amazingly prescient, even before the age of Twitter…

Yellowstone Eruption: More Quickly, not Sooner

Arrgh. Three days ago, a New York Times article reported: Yellowstone’s last supereruption occurred 631,000 years ago. And it’s not the planet’s only buried supervolcano. Scientists suspect that a supereruption…

Scientific Breakthrough: Malaria Could be a Thing of the Past

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientists working at Queensland’s Griffith University have developed what they claim is the world’s first long term effective Malaria vaccine. If this new, cheap vaccine…

Damaged Lake #OrovilleDam spillway being sacrificed with high releases – now about 4 feet to top

The Lake Oroville saga continues, yesterday we wondered if the collapse of the spillway might have been due to missing or substandard REBAR, and many experts weighed it on that…

Oroville Dam Spillway collapse may be due to missing REBAR

Looking at the many photos online of the Oroville Spillway collpase that has been in the news, there’s one major component of concrete that should be there, but is blatantly…

Trump reax: 'Doomsday Clock' likely to be moved closer to midnight

Press release: “DOOMSDAY CLOCK” ANNOUNCEMENT SET FOR JANUARY 26TH IN WASHINGTON, D.C. White House in Transition, US-Russia Relations, North Korean Ambitions, Iran Nuclear Deal, and Uncertain Fate of Climate Solutions…

New nano-scale sensors may sniff out terrorists

From the MOSCOW INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY Nanosensors on the alert for terrorist threats Scientists interested in the prospects of gas sensors based on binary metal oxide nanocomposites Scientists from…

U2 Spy plane Crashes into Sutter Buttes – pilots eject

First responders have been called to a site where an aircraft reportedly flew into the Sutter Buttes. Smoke was visible from the west side of the buttes. Mutual aid calls…

HMS Terror from doomed Franklin expedition believed found in Arctic

Archaeologists may have finally located the historic vessel that disappeared 168 years ago in Canada’s north We’ve covered the Franklin Expedition before, so this from the Canadian Geographic Society is of interest:…

Olympic-sized climate propaganda

It was wrong to interrupt Rio’s delightful opening ceremonies with deceitful agitprop Paul Driessen XXXI Olympiad competitors are joyfully showcasing their skills and sportsmanship, while delighted fans revel in their…

Analysis of Washington Post police-shootings data reveals surprising result – nearly 2x more whites than blacks shot by police

Note: While not the usual fare of WUWT, after some discussion with Mr. Eschenbach, I decided that this was an impartial data analysis, and that publishing it would be a…

Another Climate Scientist Accused of Financial Fraud

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – Climate Scientist Daniel Alongi has been indicted by Australian authorities, and accused of falsifying half a million dollars worth of expenses. A…

Heat Resistant Chocolate: The New Defence against Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Swiss Chocolate Makers are working hard to ensure that a warmer world will still be able to enjoy premium chocolate treats. According to The Daily…

About the Fourth of July and ISIS – from a friend who is a police officer, and a 'spook'

I realize this is way off-topic of the usual fare for WUWT, but I’d be remiss in my duty as a patriot and an American if I didn’t at least…

What would Thucydides do? How to create negative atmospheric pressure in the Ebola hot-zone

While not our usual fare, I provide this guest essay for discussion without comment, as it is concerned with an issue of great interest and impact to millions of people…

Hurricane Iselle disintegrates before landfall in Hawaii

Cool air and cool land mass on Island Of Hawaii sucks the heat energy out of Iselle. Story submitted by reader “upcountrywater” who lives in Hawaii. I live on Maui…

Told ya so – Washington Post links Ebola to Climate Change

Is there *any* disaster which climate change can’t make worse? About three days ago I tweeted this: Waiting for the inevitable opportunistic BS story that #EbolaOutbreak is a result of…