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Weird: Scientists discover oral sexual encounters in spiders

Normally, I would not carry a science story like this, but it is just so weird, it seemed worth noting. Those with arachnophobia need not read this. Matjaz Gregoric, a research associate at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), Jovan Hadzi Institute of Biology, and coauthors studied…

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Aussie Attorney General: “If the [climate] science is settled, why do we need research scientists to continue inquiring into the settled science?”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Australian Attorney General George Brandis has stirred the climate pot down under, by asking a simple yet devastating question. “If the science is settled, why do we need research scientists to continue inquiring into the settled science?” Brandis said on Tuesday. “Wouldn’t it be a much more useful allocation…

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Harnessing Infinity: The Promise of Quantum Computing

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Register has published a fascinating video about Quantum Computing, an interview with D-Wave, a company which manufactures what they claim are quantum computing systems. According to The Register; It turns out that there are three broad categories of problem where your best bet is a quantum computer. The first…

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Not so Friday Funny – Science is turning back to the dark ages

Science is in an integrity crisis, and climate science is leading the way for loss of integrity Science is turning back to the dark ages Man-made global warming theory has been propped up by studies that many scientists have dismissed as methodologically flawed, ideologically bent or even fraudulent. The problem of scientific integrity, however, goes…

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Science debunks the eco-fable of Easter Island

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: The Polynesian expansion across the Pacific from Samoa to South America is one of history’s greatest achievements of exploration. Conducted with primitive technology, they colonized almost every suitable island in the Pacific. Equally remarkable in a different way is how the sad story of the last…