This unassuming robot could sneak into your home pic.twitter.com/yZF9Kei8Tw
— Mashable (@mashable) February 22, 2021
So how’d they do?
Side-note: Back in November when everyone was masked up and following “official” protocols I remember a CBC reporter tweeting about how it was the general public’s fault that the real world numbers weren’t lining up with the “models”. Which is the completely backwards way of looking at it.
Stay for the earth shattering kaboom!
Update. Why do today’s chattering science heads talk to their audience as though we’re all 9 year olds?
Successful landing! Good job.
h/t Nancy Ross
Harvard researchers claim COVID-19 wouldn’t have been so bad if US paid reparations
Experts puzzled by India’s dramatic drop in coronavirus cases
That success can’t be attributed to vaccinations since India only began administering shots in January —
And yet they’re absolutely sure they still know what’s best for you.
|Today some scientists like claiming the present is warmer than at any time in the past 1000 years and suggest the Greenland ice sheets are rapidly melting. But the results of the core reconstruction show that it was warmer in the past, some 80 years ago.|
Experts from the Museum, the Francis Crick Institute and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History have partnered to untangle the different lines of ancestry in the evolution of our species, Homo sapiens. […]
Co-author Pontus Skoglund from the Francis Crick Institute says, ‘Contrary to what many believe, neither the genetic nor fossil records has so far revealed a defined time and place for the origin of our species.
‘Such a point in time may not have existed, when the majority of our ancestry was found in a small geographic region and the traits we associate with our species appeared. For now, it would be useful to move away from the idea of a single time and place of origin.’
Imagine that there is a new scientific theory that warns of an impending crisis, and points to a way out.
This theory quickly draws support from leading scientists, politicians and celebrities around the world. Research is funded by distinguished philanthropies, and carried out at prestigious universities. The crisis is reported frequently in the media. The science is taught in college and high school classrooms.
I don’t mean global warming. I’m talking about another theory, which rose to prominence a century ago.
Its supporters included Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Winston Churchill. It was approved by Supreme Court justices Oliver Wendell Holmes and Louis Brandeis, who ruled in its favor. The famous names who supported it included Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone; activist Margaret Sanger; botanist Luther Burbank; Leland Stanford, founder of Stanford University; the novelist H. G. Wells; the playwright George Bernard Shaw; and hundreds of others. Nobel Prize winners gave support. Research was backed by the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations. The Cold Springs Harbor Institute was built to carry out this research, but important work was also done at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and Johns Hopkins. Legislation to address the crisis was passed in states from New York to California.
These efforts had the support of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Medical Association, and the National Research Council. It was said that if Jesus were alive, he would have supported this effort.
All in all, the research, legislation and molding of public opinion surrounding the theory went on for almost half a century. Those who opposed the theory were shouted down and called reactionary, blind to reality, or just plain ignorant. But in hindsight, what is surprising is that so few people objected.
More on this War Room episode, Fernandez segment begins about 26 minutes in.
A New Model: Saturated fats increase cholesterol. And high cholesterol is linked to heart disease. But why are researchers unable to show that saturated fat actually leads to heart disease?
…about 300 years ago, Sir Isaac Newton introduced the idea that all matter exists at points called particles. One hundred fifty years after that, James Clerk Maxwell introduced the electromagnetic wave – the underlying and often invisible form of magnetism, electricity and light. The particle served as the building block for mechanics and the wave for electromagnetism – and the public settled on the particle and the wave as the two building blocks of matter. Together, the particles and waves became the building blocks of all kinds of matter.
Follow the politics: I will say that the most difficult paper that my team (the New Paltz Evolutionary Psychology Lab) and I have ever tried to publish was a paper on the topic of political motivations that underlie academic values of academics.
BREAKING: Danish mask study that JAMA, NEJM & Lancet REFUSED to publish was just published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
In the largest randomized controlled trial to date w/ 6,024 subjects, medical masks were NOT effective protection against infection.https://t.co/HyFiQX2qPG
— James Todaro, MD (@JamesTodaroMD) November 18, 2020
Absolutely massive error in a new Nature paper
Says it shows hurricanes decaying slower over land post-landfall (more damaging)
But they forgot to remove storms that landfall & then go back over the ocean
R= minus ocean storms
— Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) November 11, 2020
Oldest Human Fossils Outside Africa Push Back Our Timeline…Again
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places.