“Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere “gets sucked down by trees and helps the trees grow,” said Johnson. Average Earth temperatures were relatively warm during the Middle Ages, Johnson said, and “it’s not like there were tons of cars on the road.”
Lets cut to the core and call out those nit-wits who claim that immunizations cause autism for what they are. Simply put, they are no smarter than the flat-earth crowd. But those who thought there was a threat of dropping off the edge of the world could do no harm, whereas those who refuse to fulfill their responsibility to have their child immunized poses a real threat to the rest of our families.
“It’s a new day in Wisconsin and it’s time to lead our state in a new direction where we embrace science, where we discuss the very real implications of climate change, where we work to find solutions, and where we invest in renewable energy,” said Gov. Evers. “By joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, we will have support in demonstrating that we can take climate action while growing our economy at the same time.”
In a paper published online today (March 30, 2018) in the journal Astrobiology, an international team of researchers led by planetary scientist Sanjay Limaye of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Space Science and Engineering Center lays out a case for the atmosphere of Venus as a possible niche for extraterrestrial microbial life.
Said Carson: “I personally believe that this theory that Darwin came up with was something that was encouraged by the adversary, and it has become what is scientifically, politically correct. Amazingly, there are a significant number of scientists who do not believe it but they’re afraid to say anything.”
Via FREE WHITEWATER.
Via As Walker dodges evolution question, Vos says he believes in it @ JS All Politics Blog.
….Vos, a Rochester Republican, said the system needs to ensure that instructors teach students and focus research efforts on how to grow the economy, not on, as he put it, “ancient mating habits of whatever.” Via Robin Vos Is Not A Scholar! @ Cognitive Dissidence.
Via Republicans have a new meme: they’re not scientists @ The Political Environment.
Via The Russians send 5 geckos into space for a sex experiment @ Althouse.
Via A big new NIH survey finds only 1.6% of American adults say they are gay or lesbian @ Althouse.
Via Researchers at UW lab create close copy of pandemic virus @ JSOnline.
Diet Coke & Mentos from John Adams on Vimeo. Via FREE WHITEWATER.
Kinsey Reporter allows anonymous citizen observers around the world to report on sexual behavior and experiences, and then share, explore and visualize what people report. Data submitted by individuals is also used for research and shared with the public at the Kinsey Reporter website. Via Valentine’s Day subject of Indiana University sex research @ JS…
Prions — the infectious, deformed proteins that cause chronic wasting disease in deer — can be taken up by plants such as alfalfa, corn and tomatoes, according to new research from the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison. The research further demonstrated that stems and leaves from tainted plants were infectious when injected into laboratory…
It’s actually fundamentally different, per Noah Feldman: If the government has my fingerprints, it’s like they have my randomly assigned Social Security number. If it has my DNA, it’s like they have the entire operating system. Via June 4, 2013 “If DNA sampling was actually like fingerprinting, [the Supreme Court’s] argument might be convincing” @…
Federal officials cite the lab. Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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Via UW-Madison News Release.
A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests frequent pacifier use during the day may disrupt the emotional development of baby boys because it limits their opportunity to mimic the facial expressions of others – a tool that may help them better understand emotions and learn empathy. Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Technological triumph. Via CNN.