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NOAA Climate Scientist: We Have to Bring Carbon Emissions Down to Zero

Sunday, May 17th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

The script needs to flip on the green crowd. The mainstream media typically frames our ongoing debate on the subject of climate change as noble climate scientists on one side against flat-earth-preaching “deniers” on the other. In a segment of NPR’s “All Things Considered” from earlier this month, host Melissa Block played denier’s advocate in […]

The Greatest Threat to Space Exploration: Manifest Failure

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Welcome to Generation Whatever. Forget Kirk versus Picard. There’s a new Captain in town named Barack and his bidding with the final frontier is finally coming to fruition. Sure, we can explore Mars, but why even bother? We’ll just screw that up, too: The white, male European conquerors of the New World and 19th-century American […]

Meet the Big-Government Republicans Who Back Increased NIH Funding

Monday, May 4th, 2015 - by Liz Sheld

Following on the footsteps of Newt Gingrich’s op-ed in the New York Times, several Republicans have joined the former speaker of the House and come forward in support of an increased budget for the National Institutes of Health. The Hill describes these Republicans as “conservative.”  Hardly. I wrote about Newt Gingrich’s call for government expansion, reminding […]

Poll: 1 in 4 Say the Sun Revolves Around the Earth

Friday, April 24th, 2015 - by The Tatler

A poll from the National Science Foundation report released this week has some alarming information about the level of scientific knowledge of Americans. To the question “Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth,” 26 percent of those surveyed answered incorrectly. The survey of 2,200 people in the […]

Hillary and How Hollywood Turned Menopause into a Curse

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Language warning: NSFW Praised for her raw take on women’s body issues, comedian Amy Schumer hosted Tina Fey, Patricia Arquette and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for a sketch taking on Hollywood’s treatment of middle-aged women on the latest episode of her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer. It was a well-timed take on a rote discussion aired in […]

U.S. Will Become Net Exporter of Natural Gas by 2017

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Via Reuters: The United States will transition from a net importer of natural gas to a net exporter of the fuel by 2017 as the nation’s shale gas production continues to grow, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Tuesday in its Annual Energy Outlook. In its 2014 outlook, the EIA forecast the U.S. would […]

A Florida County Wants to ‘Plant’ Cadavers in a ‘Body Farm’

Friday, April 10th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

From the Brandon Patch: The University of South Florida and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office have joined forces to bring this particular proposal to life.  The program, dubbed the Facility for Outdoor Experimental Research and Training (FORT), is being proposed to serve as a resource and training center for Florida’s medical and legal communities. The […]

NASA Promises to Discover Alien Life Within 20 Years

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

The Men in Black at what’s left of NASA, in between rounds of celebrating Islamic science, are boldly going where no bureaucrats have gone before: Are we alone in the universe? Top NASA scientists say the answer is almost certainly “no.” “I believe we are going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth in […]

Are Pesticides Ruining the Quality of Your Sperm? Harvard Thinks So

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 - by The Tatler

A new Harvard Study suggests that pesticide residue on fruit and vegetables could affect the fertility of men. Research by Harvard University found that men who ate the greatest amount of fruit and vegetables with high levels of pesticide residue had a 49% lower sperm count and a 32% fewer normally formed sperm than those […]

Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Legislation

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

Dozens of “medical refugees” from Georgia could make their way back home soon as the state Senate passed a bill allowing cannabis oil for certain medical conditions on Tuesday. The only hurdle between the bill and the desk of Governor Nathan Deal is a vote in the House, which may come this week. Senate supporters […]

Who Ever Thought Daylight Saving Time Was a Good Idea?

Sunday, March 8th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Not me; it’s just a huge, arbitrary pain in the neck. And not Alexander Abad-Santos in The Atlantic, either: Daylight Saving Time is the greatest continuing fraud ever perpetuated on American people. And this weekend, the effect of this cruel monster will rear its ugly head again. On Sunday morning, Americans across the country will have […]

Mr. Spock, RIP

Friday, February 27th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Leonard Nimoy has died: Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83. […]

‘Cap and Trade’ Is Alive and Well – Despite Having Never Passed Congress

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 - by Seton Motley

Remember “Cap and Trade?”  The anti-market allegedly “market-based” “solution” to man-faked global warming climate change? A central authority (usually a governmental body) sets a limit or cap on the amount of a pollutant that may be emitted. The limit or cap is allocated and/or sold by the central authority to firms in the form of […]

VIDEO: Saudi Cleric Says Earth Can’t be Rotating Because This Cup

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Thanks to Al-Arabiya for circulating this gem on the same week of Galileo’s birth: Answering a student question on whether the Earth is stationary or moving, Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari replied: “stationary and does not move.” He then attempted to support his argument by quoting some clerics and selected religious statements. But his most controversial method […]

Measles Outbreak May Have Spread at Youth Rally in Canada

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

The measles outbreak that has spread like wildfire across the United States has now made its way to Canada, and, according to Yahoo News, it may have spread at a Christian youth conference in Toronto. Canadian health officials warned Monday that a person with measles may have spread the virus at a recent large gathering […]

Georgia Lawmaker Proposes ‘Frankenstein Science’ Bill

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

State politics can be pretty boring sometimes, but once in a while we run into stories that sound stranger than fiction. One of those cases involved a bill in the Georgia legislature that comes across as bizarre on the surface but raises some intriguing ethical questions – a proposed law to ban human-animal hybrid embryos. […]

Now Anti-Vaxxers Have To Be Warned About Intentionally Exposing Kids Through ‘Measles Parties’

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Just STOP. California health officials on Monday warned parents against intentionally exposing their children to measles, which could worsen an outbreak in the state. In response to media inquiries about so-called measles parties, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said it did not have information on the parties or their frequency. But it added […]

Is God a Gamer?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Sure looks that way. This image is from the Hubble Telescope:   This adorable image — in which the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 seems to be smiling at the camera — comes courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. It was spotted by Judy Schmidt, who submitted a version of the image to the Hubble’s Hidden […]

(VIDEO) Jon Stewart Mocks Anti-Vaxxer ‘Science-Denying Affluent CA Liberals’

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

The Marin County rich hippie mom’s comments here practically mock themselves, but Stewart does a great job of piling on:

CA Day Care Shut Down After Baby Too Young for Vaccination Contracts Measles

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

The hits just keep on coming. A Southern California day care has shut down because an infant there — who’s too young to get vaccinated — contracted measles, another case in the re-emergence of the disease on the West Coast. The Samohi Infant Toddler Center inside Santa Monica High School, a facility for 24 young […]

Did Obama Advisor Who Slammed Christie on Vaccines Forget About Obama’s Anti-Vaxx Comments?

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

[HT: American Commitment]   Possible 2016 presidential contender Gov. Chris Christie, visiting an American facility in England that makes a flu vaccine, was asked if he thinks Americans should vaccinate their children to protect them from a measles outbreak that is sweeping the nation. Explaining that he and his wife decided to vaccinate their own […]

Chris Christie Taking Shots After Comments on Vaccination and Parental Choice

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got in on the vaccine controversy today with comments that some claimed could doom his presidential hopes. From the New York Times: Mr. Christie, when asked about the connection between the new measles cases and parents who object to the long-recommended vaccine against it, said that he and his wife […]

Archaeologists May Have Found the Oldest Copy of One of the Gospels

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 - by Chris Queen

New technology that allows scientists to remove the glue from the masks of mummies without damaging the ink on the paper used to make the mask has yielded an exciting discovery: a piece of papyrus that may contain the oldest known copy of one of the gospels. The finding, a fragment of the Gospel of […]

News You Can Use: Whiskey Really Is the Water of Life

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

As Glenn Reynolds likes to say, you can’t argue with science: Whiskey is one of the best alcohols you can drink. Not only is it the least likely to give you a hangover, but it’s also one of the healthiest around. You’ll find that having a few fingers of whiskey every week can help to: […]

Nobody Wants to Buy Electric Cars-European Edition

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

The little engine that shouldn’t… Governments in Europe all want more electric cars on their roads in 2015 as part of the drive to cut fuel consumption and tame climate change. The trouble is, nobody wants to buy them, despite generous subsidies in some countries. Germany, Europe’s biggest economy and car market, will need to […]

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Takes Questions During Reddit AMA

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

  SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk participated in a reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Monday night ahead of his company’s planned rocket launch from Florida on Tuesday. SpaceX plans to launch its Falcon 9 rocket, which will carry supplies to the International Space Station, at 6:20 a.m. ET. If all goes as […]

Will Pope Francis Really Come Out for ‘Global Warming’?

Monday, January 5th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Or it is just more disinformation about the Catholic Church from the lefty media? The Telegraph‘s Christopher Booker thinks it just might be: Last month there was the defacing by Greenpeace of two Inca World Heritage Sites. Then there was the study from the Woods Hole Research Center showing that Arctic squirrels are “contributing far more to […]

Merry Christmas From Outer Space

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 - by Michael Walsh

On this day in 1968, a Christmas Eve view of earthrise over the Moon, taken by Apollo 8:  

In NZ, the Goal Is No More Rats, Mice, Stoats or Feral Cats. In Other Words, Heaven

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 - by Michael Walsh

Gotta admire those Kiwis. They know what they want and they’re doing whatever it takes. And, its Politically Correct, too! Indeed, on a per-capita basis, New Zealand may be the most nature-loving nation on the planet. With a population of just four and a half million, the country has some four thousand conservation groups. But […]

Monsters From the Deep

Friday, December 19th, 2014 - by Michael Walsh

Okay, this is creepy: It came from the deep. The very, very deep. Recorded during a recent exploration of the Mariana Trench (the deepest place on the planet), the strange-looking new species has set a record for fish depth. Jeff Drazen and Patty Fryer, the University of Hawaii researchers who led the expedition, believe that this […]

Ban Everything: Squirrels And Beavers Bigger Global Warming Culprits Than Previously Assumed

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 - by Stephen Kruiser

The science is something. Rodents such as squirrels and beavers are contributing far more to global warming than previously thought, forcing climate scientists to alter the models they use to chart how the world is warming up. Arctic ground squirrels churn up and warm soil in the Tundra, releasing carbon dioxide, while methane released by […]

What’s Moving Millennials Into the Pro-Life Camp?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Millennials are “increasingly more pro-life and supportive of restrictions on abortion” than their Boomer and Gen-X parents.  Blame science. “There’s a window into the womb with ultrasound. Just having the look into the womb you can see, even in the first trimester, the early development of the child — you can see the humanity of […]

Let’s Try ‘God’ for $100

Friday, December 12th, 2014 - by Michael Walsh

There’s water on comets. But not water water. A different kind of water, unlike that on earth. So where did Earth’s water come from? The Huffington Post and others want to know: Where did the Earth get its water? For years some scientists have argued that it was brought here by water-bearing comets that smashed […]

Report From Lima: Obama’s Quest for Power, At America’s Expense

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 - by Cathie Adams

Greenpeace International is seeking help from President Obama during the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Lima, Peru that concludes on December 12. Greenpeace wants him to “lead the international community to a strong, legally binding climate agreement.” After all, he made the commitment last November 12, in Beijing, China to reduce greenhouse […]

Cloudy Sheep, Creepy Bugs Greet Lima Climate Change Conference Attendees

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

PJM special correspondent Cathie Adams is covering the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru this week. As the conference gets underway, Adams is taking in the sights and sending them to us. Click on the photos to enlarge them. Outside the conference hall, this odd cloudy sheep greets attendees.   Apparently […]