Tag: scientists

Top Scientists Alarmed and Embarrassed by Agencies’ Failure to Follow Science on COVID

Top doctors and scientists at the leading U.S. public health agencies are “frustrated, exasperated and alarmed” about the direction of the agencies they work for, according to the authors of a Substack post published last week. They’re also embarrassed — about “bad science.” And many are leaving. “It’s like a horror movie I’m being forced to watch…


Scientists at CERN Observe 3 ‘Exotic’ Particles for First Time

GENEVA—Scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have discovered three subatomic particles never seen before as they work to unlock the building blocks of the universe, the European nuclear research centre CERN said on Tuesday. The 27 kilometer-long (16.8 mile) LHC at CERN is the machine that found the Higgs boson particle, which along…


Scientists Find Anxiety Drugs Could Worsen Cognitive Abilities

Long-term use of anxiety drugs may put undue pressure on the brain and lead to an increase in risk for cognitive decline, memory loss, and dementia, according to an international study that sheds light on the mechanisms by which the drugs affect the brain. Using a genetic model developed in their laboratory, the health researchers…


Scientists Conclude Dire Climate Change Models Were Wrong, Now What?

Commentary  The Wall Street Journal reports “Climate Scientists Encounter Limits of Computer Models, Bedeviling Policy.” That is a non-paywalled, free-to-read link courtesy of the WSJ. It’s lengthy but an excellent read. I encourage everyone to take a look. The dire predictions went out the window, seemingly unanimously. But there is plenty in the article for…


Liberals Urge Tories to Reconsider Compromise on Documents About Fired Scientists

OTTAWA—Government House leader Mark Holland is urging the Conservatives to reconsider their rejection of a compromise proposal that would allow MPs to finally see unredacted documents related to the firing of two scientists at Canada’s highest-security laboratory. In a letter Tuesday to his Conservative counterpart, Gerard Deltell, Holland reiterates his proposal to allow a special…


Cyprus Scientists Discover Combined Delta and Omicron COVID-19 Variant Dubbed ‘Deltacron’

A team of scientists in Cyprus has identified a strain of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus that reportedly combines many of the characteristics of the Delta and Omicron variants, according to a professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus. Leondios Kostrikis, who is also head of the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology at the…


Tories Boycott Security Committee Over Refusal to Release Docs on Fired Scientists

OTTAWA—Erin O’Toole is refusing to name Conservative members to the national security and intelligence committee of parliamentarians. The Conservative leader pulled his party’s MPs from the committee last spring to protest the Liberal government’s refusal to hand over unredacted documents related to the firing of two scientists from Canada’s highest security laboratory. In a Dec….


Commons Speaker Reflects on Dispute Over Secret Documents on Scientists’ Firing

OTTAWA—Anthony Rota didn’t relish being the first Speaker in more than a century to publicly rebuke a veteran civil servant for doing what he believed was his legally required duty. But as Speaker of the House of Commons, it fell to Rota to do the bidding of the combined opposition parties last June after they…


Feds Ask Ships to Slow Down to Protect Rare Whales Near NYC

NEW YORK—Scientists have detected a rare species of whale southeast of New York City, and the federal government is using a voluntarily protected zone to try to keep them safe. There are fewer than 350 North Atlantic right whales left, according to scientists. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the protected zone, which is…


Hearth Site in Utah Desert Reveals Human Tobacco Use 12,300 Years Ago

WASHINGTON—Scientists have unearthed evidence of a milestone in human culture—the earliest-known use of tobacco—in the remnants of a hearth built by early inhabitants of North America’s interior about 12,300 years ago in Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert. Researchers discovered four charred seeds of a wild tobacco plant within the hearth contents, along with stone tools…