Life Expectancy Plunges! … or Does It?

“The media is alive with the shocking news that “U.S. Life Expectancy Plunged in 2020, Especially for Black and Hispanic Americans”. And, amazingly, this is not fake news, it is…

Finally, Something Appropriate to Do with the Climate Section of the NY Times!

The New York Times, once one of the world’s leading newspapers, has finally realized that there must be something worthwhile to gain from subscribing to the paper version of their…

Flat-Earthers Rejoice!

Flat-earthers all over this flat Earth are rejoicing now that “a brash new world map [is] vying for global domination.”

Cause of Death: Follow-up

“A 9-year-old girl who suffered a fatal asthma attack in 2013 became the first person in Britain to officially have air pollution listed as a cause of death…”

Where Do the Plastic Bottles Go?

Primarily, as many of you already know, the labels “biodegradable” and “compostable” are for the most part simply marketing ploys — clever tactics used by marketers to drive more purchases…

Turtles: Back to the Future!

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…

Microsoft Now Decides if Climate Change News or Other Content is Reliable

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Microsoft have released a plugin for their Edge browser, which uses Newsguard ratings to mark Buzzfeed as reliable, and Breitbart, Drudge and Wikileaks as untrustworthy.…

WUWT Camp Fire Relief Fund — THANK YOU!

Quick Note from Kip Hansen LATE BREAKING NEWS:  In a surprise gesture,  Mark Steyn has mentioned this fund raiser on his blog.   Thus we are opening up donations again, and…

Major science website gets hacked

  September 13, 2016 – 10:10 p.m. EDT Dear EurekAlert! Registrants: The EurekAlert! website has been taken offline as AAAS works diligently to address a serious security breach. We are…

Australian Ecologist Deploys a Deadly Robotic Killing Machine to Terminate Feral Cats

Guest essay by Eric Worrall An Australian ecologist has created and deployed a killing machine, which uses robot technology to identify and spray feral cats with poison. The cats die…

Citizen Science "Day" – Today through May 21

When I dutifully entered my “zero day” in the CoCoRaHS database today, their Message of the Day said: The very first Citizen Science Day – Saturday, April 16th! April 16,…

Chinese Govt accused of hacking Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Guest essay by Eric Worrall News in Australia this week, the Chinese government has been accused of hacking the computers of Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology, with claims that the source…