Fauci: Americans “Don’t Believe Science”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, has just suggested Americans don’t believe science. Anthony Fauci: Americans ‘Don’t Believe Science and They Don’t Believe Authority’ JOSHUA CAPLAN 18 Jun 2020 Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, served up harsh…

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The brain uses minimum effort to look for key information in text

By analysing brain activity, researchers found that the brain regulates its resource use and tries to identify the most essential information University of Helsinki By analysing brain activity, researchers found that the brain regulates its resource use and tries to identify the most essential information. A recently completed study indicates that the human brain avoids…

The most common organism in the oceans harbors a virus in its DNA

University of Washington The most common organism in the oceans, and possibly on the entire planet, is a family of single-celled marine bacteria called SAR11. These drifting organisms look like tiny jelly beans and have evolved to outcompete other bacteria for scarce resources in the oceans. We now know that this group of organisms thrives…

Pleistocene Bird Recovers From Extinction

Guest “what has a higher recovery rate? COVID-19 or Extinction?” by David Middleton What do the Coelocanth, PETM benthic foraminifera, the Incilius genus of toads and Aldabra white-throated rail bird have in common? Apparently, a very high recovery rate from… Extinction! Hat tip to Mrs. Middleton… An extinct bird just ‘evolved itself’ back into existenceThe Aldabra hasn’t…

Many Effects of Hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19

This is a scientific review, published to inform health care professionals and public officials, and for an open peer review. It is not medical advice. Abstract Hydroxycholoroquine (HCQ) is effective against COVID-19 in a variety of roles – the main two being antiviral and immunomodulator.  This “silver bullet” effect may have caused confusion between different…

Pseudo-Science behind the Assault on Hydroxychloroquine

This is a research article published as information for health care professionals and public officials, and for an open peer review. It is not medical advice. Summary I reviewed the scientific literature on hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), azithromycin (AZ), and their use for COVID-19. My conclusions: HCQ-based treatments are effective in treating COVID-19, unless started too late.…

IP: Award-Winning Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Fred Singer Dies – Pioneering Scientist & The Dean of Climate Skeptical Scientists

Reposted from Climate Depot Marc Morano’s personal note: “I have known Fred Singer for almost two decades. He was as kind as he was brilliant. He had an encyclopedic acknowledge of people, facts, institutions, and science. I was honored to be his friend and attend Fred’s 95th birthday in the fall of 2019. In 2018,…

Does relativity lie at the source of quantum exoticism?

Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw Since its beginnings, quantum mechanics hasn’t ceased to amaze us with its peculiarity, so difficult to understand. Why does one particle seem to pass through two slits simultaneously? Why instead of specific predictions can we only talk about evolution of probabilities? According to theorists from universities in Warsaw and…

Study identifies new temperature sensing mechanism in plants

Phytochrome foci have different behaviors at different temperatures and types of light University of California – Riverside A protein called phytochrome B, which can sense light and temperature, triggers plant growth and controls flowering time. How it does so is not fully understood. In a paper published in Nature Communications, a group of cell biologists…