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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 […]

Exclusive: New, Legally Binding Treaty Emerges on First Day of UN’s Lima Climate Conference

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - by Cathie Adams

At a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Lima, Peru, delegates from 196 parties are drafting a new legally binding treaty to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol that is to be completed next year in Paris, France. At the outset of negotiations, environmentalists are calling for the new treaty to mandate a […]

Increased Activity Could Protect Against Parkinson’s Disease

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 - by Stephen Kruiser

Good news for a change. Spending around an hour a day commuting, doing house work, gardening or exercising could protect against Parkinson’s Disease, a new study suggests. Researchers found that even a moderate amount of activity had a significant protective effect. People who were active for just six hours a week, less than one hours […]

HuffPo Already Hyperventilating About Post-Election Shift In Energy Policy

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 - by Stephen Kruiser

“ZOMG-IT’S PETROLEUMMMMMM!” There is enough hot air in this post to finally almost make humans the cause of climate change. Most of it could serve as fodder for some psychology grad work on “projection”. Let’s just grab a couple nuggets to pick apart. Pop the Champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. […]

Touchdown! Europeans Successfully Land a Space Probe on a Comet

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

First the first time ever, humans have an outpost on a comet. The European Space Agency’s 10-year Rosetta mission successfully landed its Philae probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Fifty seconds after landing, Philae took a scheduled image and sent it back to earth. The comet is so far away that the image, traveling through space at […]

NASA-Contracted Rocket Bound for Space Station Suffers ‘Catastrophic Anomaly,’ Explodes

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

A NASA-contracted rocket headed for the International Space Station carrying food and other needed supplies exploded upon liftoff from an island off the Virginia coast. NASA said the Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket, on its third resupply mission, “suffered a catastrophic anomaly shortly after liftoff” at 6:22 p.m. EST. “The Orbital Sciences team is executing its contingency procedures, securing the […]

Are Michelle Obama’s Skimpy School Lunches Going to Make Kids Dumb?

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

First Lady Michelle Obama is not a dietitian by profession, she is a lawyer. She also studied sociology. Here is a photo of one of Michelle Obama’s FDA-mandated school lunches. It’s from Oklahoma. The school superintendent is not impressed. Chickasha superintendent David Cash agrees the skimpy lunches need to be addressed. “You’ve got in some […]

POTUS Official Twitter Account Instructs Fans to ‘Stick It To’ Climate Change Deniers

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - by Stephen Kruiser

Have to call them out for confrontational political language. Remember, these are the people who blame every act of violence in America on “right wing rhetoric”. This is a big moment in the fight against climate change—stick it to climate change deniers by adding your name: http://t.co/fkCzkiMhFw — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 14, 2014  

CDC Director on Lack of Travel Ban: ‘The Bottom Line Is Reducing Risk to Americans’

Monday, October 13th, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

President Obama added an afternoon Ebola meeting to his otherwise open Columbus Day schedule after a nurse was confirmed to have contracted the virus from a now-deceased Liberian patient in Dallas. The Oval Office meeting was small, including Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security […]

Is CDC Omitting Ebola Data in Its Weekly Reporting?

Friday, October 10th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

This is a time when the American public hangs on every official word about Ebola. And it’s a time when American’s are extremely sensitive and anxious about full transparency. Given this, it’s hard to understand why the CDC’s latest weekly infectious report may be missing vital Ebola data that the public already knows about. The Morbidity […]

‘Think Progress,’ or Think Poorly?

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 - by Nathan D. Lichtman

Why? Why do I follow Think Progress on Facebook? Well, two reasons—one is that I think it’s important to know what the other side is saying. The other reason is because sometimes it’s downright hilarious. This falls into both camps. Think Progress thinks it embarrasses conservatives anytime they express even the slightest doubt that man-made […]

But Of Course, Record Antarctic Ice Is a Sign of Global Warming Too

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 - by Stephen Kruiser

Just makin’ stuff up. Scientists have recently learned and reported that the near record-high sea ice levels near Antarctica don’t mean that global warming is not a factor at play. In fact, scientists believe the opposite is true. Last month, on September 20th the ice level peaked at 7.78 million square miles. The 2014 level […]

British Baby Born 1 Week Under Abortion Limit Celebrates Healthy 1st Birthday

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 - by Stephen Kruiser

One for the good guys. A premature baby who was given little chance of survival when he was born at 23 weeks has celebrated his first birthday. The case of Lucas Moore will reignite debate over the 24-week time limit for abortions after he suffered no significant long-term health problems, despite weighing just 1lb 1oz […]

Headline of the Day: ‘Ebola-Killing Robot Developed in Texas’

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

Bring your puny superbug into the Lone Star State, and we shall build a weapon and kill it. San Antonio, TX (KENS) – A local invention may turn out to be a key piece of technology in the fight against Ebola. It’s a robot used by hospitals to disinfect and destroy bacteria and viruses. Meet […]

Don’t Call It A Comeback: Tobacco Plant May Take Center Stage In Developing Ebola Drugs

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 - by Stephen Kruiser

BIG TOBACCO As Thomas Eric Duncan remains in isolation at a hospital in Dallas, and American journalist Ashoka Mukpo prepares to be transported home, many are wondering: Will they receive an experimental drug like other Ebola patients treated in the United States? Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol received an experimental serum called ZMapp, engineered […]

30 Second Vid Of Chuck Schumer Epitomizes Dems’ Climate Demagoguery

Monday, September 29th, 2014 - by Stephen Kruiser

Step 1: Posit something that is demonstrably false. Step 2: Run away before anyone can question it. Blather, rinse, repeat.

Mystery Virus Causing Paralysis in Children Has CDC Stumped

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 - by Rick Moran

Nine Colorado children have experienced “muscle weakness” and paralysis after becoming ill with a mystery virus that may be connected to a respiratory infection that has been detected in 19 states. The paralyzed children all carry the enterovirus 68 — a virus first detected in 1962 — and experienced respiratory sickness within a couple of […]

Man Loses Half His Skull. 3D Printing Gives Him the Lost Half Back

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

3D printing is incredibly disruptive technology. It has already impacted the debate over guns. Researchers are using it to recreate antique musical instruments. At 3DPrint.com, they have the story of a Chinese man who lost half of his skull in a fall. 3D printing will give him that half of his skull back. The 46-year-old […]

Is It Time for Medicaid to Cover Species Dysphoria?

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 - by Scott Ott

Janice Hickok’s Mom knew she that was different from other children as early as kindergarten. “She kind of kept to herself,” Belinda Fenwell-Hickok says. “She could be affectionate when she felt like it, but even then, when I’d lean over to give her a hug, she’d turn her shoulder and just, sort of, rub it […]

‘MythBusters’ Drops Kari, Grant and Tory

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

Discovery Channel’s lone remaining science series, MythBusters, has lost 60% of its cast. The show announced Thursday night that that episode would be the last to feature Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara. MythBusters started out with just the two main cast members, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, special effects gurus who used their […]

The Bad News: There’s a Huge Asteroid Zooming Toward Earth. The Good News…

Friday, August 15th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

We have about 35 generations to figure out what to do about it. Scientists have moved closer to being able to stop a huge asteroid colliding with the Earth and potentially wiping out human life. Researchers at the University of Tennessee have discovered that blowing the space rock up could make the collision worse by […]

Suffering and Sobriety

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

It’s a heavy day around here. But here’s a story of overcoming. True fact: I knew the writer of this piece when he was going through his addiction. We were university classmates. While I knew him at the time in the sense that I knew who he was and had had conversations with him, clearly […]

Ann Coulter’s Condition Downgraded to ‘Heartless and Cruel’

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

Ann Coulter used her national megaphone to trash Dr. Kent Brantly Wednesday. Brantly is the American doctor who traveled to Liberia to use his medical skills and training to serve the poor there. He and Nancy Writebol served patients who have Ebola, and have now come down with the deadly virus themselves. Coulter can be […]

White House Inexplicably Shuts Press Out of Apollo 11 Remembrance

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

President Obama met with the crew of Apollo 11 to mark the 45th anniversary of the first mission to land on the Moon in an event mysteriously closed to the press. The White House allowed a stills-only pool spray at the top of the meeting in the Oval Office. No reporters or TV cameras were […]

Life Imitates Satire: CDC Handling of Disease Specimens More ‘Over The Top’ Than My Parody

Friday, July 18th, 2014 - by Scott Ott

The other day, I wrote a “fake” news story at ScrappleFace.com about the Centers for Disease Control’s “discovery” of a lot of highly-infectious stuff — hundreds of vials of small pox, influenza, dengue, etc. — that they had misplaced…for decades. When I write satire, I try to make it sufficiently “over the top” (OTT, in […]

Elections Matter: Aussie Parliament Repeals Carbon Tax Based on ‘Absolute Crap’ Climate Science

Friday, July 18th, 2014 - by Scott Ott

The Australian Parliament yesterday repealed its punitive tax on carbon emissions, following through on a promise from Prime Minister Tony Abbott to get rid of the measure he said, back in 2009, was based on “absolute crap” climate science. The unpopular job-killing levy has reportedly felled at least two prime ministers, and one of Abbott’s […]

Challenge or Pre-Existing Condition?

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 - by Nathan D. Lichtman

It’s been 45 years since the moon landing. And it’s been 52 years since President Kennedy challenged the nation to go there and to formulate the NASA program, “Not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” Watch Bill Whittle’s new Afterburner, ‘Apogee,’ on PJTV. He outlines how America has suffered from hypo-challenge for […]