Prof Fiona Stanley jumps on climate-pulpit, says skepticism ‘is like child abuse’ http://joannenova.com.au/2014/04/prof-fiona-stanley-jumps-on-climate-pulpit-says-skeptics-abuse-children/ It’s another pious scientist. Sigh. Why do good researchers sometimes throw their professional standards to the wind (or in this case, just blow them right up?) Fiona Stanley has done great work in the prevention of spina bifida with folic acid, and [...]
That didn’t take long: Blaming Everest Avalanche on Climate Change – ‘Many Sherpas insist that Mount Everest and other mountains in the area have become more dangerous because of climate change’
Human Bestrophin 1 (hBest1) is a calcium-activated chloride channel that regulates neuronal excitability, synaptic activity, and retinal homeostasis. Mutations in hBest1 cause the autosomal-dominant Best macular dystrophy (BMD). Because hBest1 mutations cause BMD, but a knockout does not, we wondered if hBest1 mutants exert a dominant negative effect through interaction...
Interactions between surfaces and particles in aqueous suspension are usually limited to distances smaller than 1 μm. However, in a range of studies from different disciplines, repulsion of particles has been observed over distances of up to hundreds of micrometers, in the absence of any additional external fields. Although a...
A major synaptic input to the thalamus originates from neurons in cortical layer 6 (L6); however, the function of this cortico–thalamic pathway during sensory processing is not well understood. In the mouse whisker system, we found that optogenetic stimulation of L6 in vivo results in a mixture of hyperpolarization and...
In bacteria, the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)–associated (Cas) DNA-targeting complex Cascade (CRISPR-associated complex for antiviral defense) uses CRISPR RNA (crRNA) guides to bind complementary DNA targets at sites adjacent to a trinucleotide signature sequence called the protospacer adjacent motif (PAM). The Cascade complex then recruits Cas3, a...
State Department To Delay Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Until After November http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/18/3428625/keystone-delay-midterms/ President Barack Obama arriving at the TransCanada Stillwater Pipe Yard in Cushing, Okla. CREDIT: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez The State Department will “extend the government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, likely postponing a final decision on the controversial project until after the [...]
Climate change believers are using ‘medieval’ tactics to silence debate says Attorney General of Australia George Brandis
Climate change believers are using ‘medieval’ tactics to silence debate says George Brandis http://joannenova.com.au/2014/04/climate-change-believers-are-using-mediaeval-tactics-to-silence-debate-says-george-brandis/ How loaded and vitriolic the conversation is about the weather. Too loaded. George Brandis describes how the left have stopped arguing for free speech and instead do everything to silence different views. He was shocked, he said, at the deplorable attitudes [...]
NYT Tom Friedman ‘solution’ for global warming: ‘The first thing we would do is actually slash income taxes and corporate taxes and replace them with a carbon tax so we actually encourage people to stop doing what we don’t want’
New paper finds sea levels were much higher than the present during almost all prior interglacials over past 5.3 million years – Published in Nature
New paper finds sea levels were much higher than the present during almost all prior interglacials over past 5.3 million years http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2014/04/new-paper-finds-sea-levels-were-much.html A paper published today in Nature reconstructs sea levels over the past 5.3 million years and shows that sea levels were higher than the present during almost every interglacial period over the past [...]
MSM’s Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press calls Mann e-mail case decision ‘VERY CONCERNING.’
MSM’s Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press calls Mann e-mail case decision ‘VERY CONCERNING.’ http://goo.gl/ASIwjp https://twitter.com/JunkScience/status/457172137233887232
Polar Vortex In 1976/77 & 1936: ‘USA had exactly the same pattern of weather in the winter of 1976/77′
Polar Vortex In 1936 http://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/polar-vortex-in-1936/ By Paul Homewood Tabloid climatologists continue to try to blame the America’s cold winter this year on global warming, but as WUWT and Steve Goddard have pointed out, the USA had exactly the same pattern of weather in the winter of 1976/77. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1899&dat=19830325&id=cAUgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9WQFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1417,3960641 And if you go [...]
Aussie Geologist Dr. Robert Carter: ‘The IPCC has accomplished the inversion of the null hypothesis, where the onus is now on disproving dangerous AGW’
Judith Curry Reflects http://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/judith-curry-reflects/ By Paul Homewood Some reflections from Judith Curry. iai TV has a series Philosophy for our times: cutting edge debates. Frankie May of iai TV pointed me to this debate between Bob Carter, Michael McIntyre and Richard Cornfeld entitled What we don’t know about CO2: The science of climate [...]
George Reisman Comments on NY Times Article: NYT does ‘not give the slightest thought to the destructive effects on human well-being of forcibly imposing drastic reductions in CO2 emissions’