Modern Scientific Controversies Part 1: The Salt Wars

This is the first in a series of several essays that will discuss ongoing scientific controversies, a specific type of which are often referred to in the science press and…

Saturday silliness stupidity, only do airplane math in Roman numerals

This is rather far off-topic, but since it has national security implications, and since it’s outrageous, I’m sure readers will want to heed the lessons in this story before you…

A carbon accounting conundrum

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Is Australian coal still “naughty”, if the coal is burned in China? Aussie PM Tony Abbott has infuriated greens in the last few days, by…

Smells fishy: Alexa's data blunder hits Drudge, WUWT, mostly favors leftist news sites over conservative news sites

As many WUWT readers know, I have been using alexa.com for quite sometime to gauge the performance of WUWT. Reader “Pat” brought this recent strange disparity to my attention. When…

Getting Energy From The Energy Store

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Inspired by an interesting guest post entitled “An energy model for the future, from the 12th century” over at Judith Curry’s excellent blog, I want…

Settled science update – of mice and men

Just when you think you know everything there is to know about a model you run tests on, out comes some whippersnapper to upset the scientific apple cart. It makes…

The R. W. Wood Experiment

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Pushed by a commenter on another thread, I thought I’d discuss the R. W. Wood experiment, done in 1909. Many people hold that this experiment…

New NASA satellite data tool, 'forbidden' right out of the box

From Elsevier  and NASA, comes this press release, which when you try the URL they give, doesn’t seem all that inviting compared to the headline: Guys, you really ought to…

Sailing On The Moon Wind

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I grew up on a remote cattle ranch surrounded by miles of forest, far from street lights. The nights were large and silent and very…

It's all relative: superluminal neutrino discovery explained

Update: October 17 00:00 UTC:  whether this supposed explanation out of at least 80+ different papers attempting to debunk the neutrino FTL results has a shred of truth will take a while…