Do Your Own Research?

Both of these essays are valuable – and contain truths we need to be aware of and accept. But they also represent the problem we see all across human endeavors in today’s rather complicated world, and particularly in scientific fields: It ain’t that simple.

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…

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…