Physical Science

    19 Sep (The Grocer UK) – The world’s best-selling weedkiller, and a genetically modified maize resistant to it, can cause tumours, multiple organ damage and lead to premature death, new research published today reveals. In the first ever study to examine the long-term effects of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, or the NK603 Roundup-resistant GM maize also developed by Monsanto, scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumours and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females, compared with 23 and 14 months respectively for a control group. (more…)


    8 Sep (THE AUSTRALIAN) – Once upon a time, being peer-reviewed simply meant you had written something, usually a journal article, and some other people in your profession had read it and considered it fit for publication.   Not any more.  (more…)


    In 2008, John P. Moore Ph.D. and Seth Kalichman Ph.D. joined an unknown blogger who posted this cynical obituary after the death of Christine Maggiore, who died from complications related to an adverse drug reaction.  Before her body cooled, Kalichman, Moore and a who’s who of pharmaceutically-funded activists parroted false claims that Maggiore’s death was a deserving end of a prominent “AIDS denialist.”  An Internet search will locate thousands of messages, news stories and reports that assert (more…)


    12 Jul (JGU) – An international team including scientists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has published a reconstruction of the climate in northern Europe over the last 2,000 years based on the information provided by tree-rings.  Professor Dr. Jan Esper’s group (more…)


    19 APRIL (ARGENTINA) – The fact that politics, incompetence and corruption have replaced scientific integrity is nothing new.  Researchers like C. Glenn Begley and John Ioannidis have described how junk science permeates publishied reports, which has led indirectly to efforts like Timothy Gowers boycott against publishing giant Elsevier. (more…)


    16 April (NY Times) – Naoki Mori, the Japanese cancer researcher who has had 30 papers retracted by scientific journals, was asked to give his side of the story.  In an e-mail, he acknowledged that his colleagues “were lax in certain regards in the preparation of papers,” but he denied having committed a grave offense. (more…)


    31 Jan – A protest against Elsevier, the world’s largest scientific journal publisher, is rapidly gaining momentum since it began as an irate blog post at the end of January.  By Tuesday evening, about 2,400 scholars (more…)


    OTTAWA — Two top U.S. hurricane forecasters, famous across Deep South hurricane country, are quitting the practice of making a seasonal forecast in December because it doesn’t work.  William Gray and Phil Klotzbach say a look back shows their past 20 years of forecasts had no predictive value. (more…)


    4 Oct 2011 – SANE Vax Inc. was organized to provide medical consumers with all of the information they need to make informed choices about vaccines, HPV vaccines in particular.  Dr. Sin Hang Lee, Director of Milford Medical Laboratory Inc. has been instrumental in SANE Vax” efforts to raise consumer awareness regarding (more…)


    WASHINGTON — The military’s premier crime lab has botched more of its evidence testing than has been previously known, raising broader questions about the quality (more…)


    13 May|Big Government – One  of the big threats from the global warming moonbat types is that a rise in temperature will melt the polar ice caps causing the oceans to rise, with the cataclysmic result of skyscrapers being under water.  Let’s face it, if you think that the commute into Manhattan is bad now…. just wait. (more…)


    Consider the Oldbury wind turbine, which WattsUpWithThat.com  reveals was installed a couple of years ago at a primary school in the Midlands at a cost of £5000 sterling plus Vicious Additional Taxation at 17.5% (US $9694 in all). (more…)


    In the early 90s the Agro-Chemicals-Multi Monsanto introduced genetically modified plants onto the market, which is the equivalent of an agricultural revolution for some that will solve all the world’s food problems. Others view these plants as an irrevocable destruction of bio-diversity on this planet that needs to be fiercely combated. (more…)


    ATLANTA (AP) — Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of (more…)


    4 Aug | Al Jazeera – The US healthcare industry is the world’s biggest, with $300 billion per year spent on prescription drugs.  For many these drugs have brought undeniable benefits.  But recent months have seen health scandal after health scandal making headlines in the US. (more…)


    Scientists have been forced to withdraw a study on projected sea level rise due to global warming after finding mistakes that undermined the findings.  The study, published in 2009 in Nature Geoscience, one of the top journals in its field, confirmed the conclusions of (more…)


    Dr. Ossi came to the hastily arranged gathering of health officials and academics expecting to talk to them about his company’s research into anti-viral drugs and flu vaccine. But the health experts clustered around a handful of tables were not interested in hearing about the science behind such products. They had much more pressing concerns. (more…)


    16 April (NY Times) – Naoki Mori, the Japanese cancer researcher who has had 30 papers retracted by scientific journals, was asked to give his side of the story.  In an e-mail, he acknowledged that his colleagues “were lax in certain regards in the preparation of papers,” but he denied having committed a grave offense. (more…)


    31 Jan – A protest against Elsevier, the world’s largest scientific journal publisher, is rapidly gaining momentum since it began as an irate blog post at the end of January.  By Tuesday evening, about 2,400 scholars (more…)


    OTTAWA — Two top U.S. hurricane forecasters, famous across Deep South hurricane country, are quitting the practice of making a seasonal forecast in December because it doesn’t work.  William Gray and Phil Klotzbach say a look back shows their past 20 years of forecasts had no predictive value. (more…)


    4 Oct 2011 – SANE Vax Inc. was organized to provide medical consumers with all of the information they need to make informed choices about vaccines, HPV vaccines in particular.  Dr. Sin Hang Lee, Director of Milford Medical Laboratory Inc. has been instrumental in SANE Vax” efforts to raise consumer awareness regarding (more…)


    WASHINGTON — The military’s premier crime lab has botched more of its evidence testing than has been previously known, raising broader questions about the quality (more…)


    13 May|Big Government – One  of the big threats from the global warming moonbat types is that a rise in temperature will melt the polar ice caps causing the oceans to rise, with the cataclysmic result of skyscrapers being under water.  Let’s face it, if you think that the commute into Manhattan is bad now…. just wait. (more…)


    Consider the Oldbury wind turbine, which WattsUpWithThat.com  reveals was installed a couple of years ago at a primary school in the Midlands at a cost of £5000 sterling plus Vicious Additional Taxation at 17.5% (US $9694 in all). (more…)


    In the early 90s the Agro-Chemicals-Multi Monsanto introduced genetically modified plants onto the market, which is the equivalent of an agricultural revolution for some that will solve all the world’s food problems. Others view these plants as an irrevocable destruction of bio-diversity on this planet that needs to be fiercely combated. (more…)


    ATLANTA (AP) — Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of (more…)


    4 Aug | Al Jazeera – The US healthcare industry is the world’s biggest, with $300 billion per year spent on prescription drugs.  For many these drugs have brought undeniable benefits.  But recent months have seen health scandal after health scandal making headlines in the US. (more…)


    Scientists have been forced to withdraw a study on projected sea level rise due to global warming after finding mistakes that undermined the findings.  The study, published in 2009 in Nature Geoscience, one of the top journals in its field, confirmed the conclusions of (more…)


    Dr. Ossi came to the hastily arranged gathering of health officials and academics expecting to talk to them about his company’s research into anti-viral drugs and flu vaccine. But the health experts clustered around a handful of tables were not interested in hearing about the science behind such products. They had much more pressing concerns. (more…)


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