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No shuttle coming to Dayton’s Air Force Museum

April 12, 2011


The hopes of an entire state were dashed today as NASA announced the homes for the retiring space shuttles. Florida, California, New York, and DC get the shuttles – leaving Dayton, OH and the Air Force Museum out in the cold. NASA Administrator Charles M. Bolden made the announcement at an afternoon press conference, tearing […]

“Liberal gene” has now been isolated

October 28, 2010


It sounds either ridiculous or ripped from the pages of a futuristic sci-fi dystopia – but apparently it’s true. Scientists from UC-San Diego and Harvard are claiming that they have isolated a so-called “liberal gene.” The technical explanation is that those who have a specific variant of a dopamine receptor called DRD4 are likely to […]

Amazing crystal cave in Mexico

February 17, 2010


The place is a Mexican mine at Naica that some have dubbed the Crystal Cave of Giants. You can clearly see why. The crystals are made of gypsum, found when miners pumped put water to get to nearby silver deposits, and the entire cavern is adjacent to a magma chamber that makes the temperature a […]

Embattled climate scientist retreats on global warming

February 15, 2010


Dr. Phil Jones, the climate researcher at the center of the Climate-gate e-mail scandal and former head of the East Anglia Climate Research Unit, has walked back from a few of his positions regarding global warming. Most importantly, he conceded in an interview with the BBC that the climate was possibly warmer during medieval times, […]

Scientist: UN glacier report fueled by politics, not science

January 25, 2010


The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change continues to suffer more blows to its credibility as a climate scientist admits that a claim in one of the UN’s reports – one which said the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035 – was not based on peer-reviewed science and included to put political pressure on world […]

Atmospheric CO2 steady over the last 150 years

January 2, 2010


A new study by Wolfgang Knorr at the University of Bristol has found that atmospheric carbon dioxide has not increased in either the last 150 years or the last five decades. Knorr¬†reanalyzed available atmospheric CO2 and emissions data going back to 1850, and his findings impact computer models which assume that the atmospheric CO2 levels […]

Uh-oh: Russians allege climate data manipulation

December 16, 2009


Big heads-up to James Denlingpole from the UK Telegraph, who is reporting that the Russian Institute of Economic Analysis issued a report that the Hadley Center for Climate Change probably tampered with Russian climate data and that Russian meteorological data doesn’t support the theory of man-made global warming. Climategate¬†has already affected Russia. On Tuesday, the […]