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Satellite temperatures show global pause resumes as temperatures plunge

Satellite-derived temperatures show the global warming pause is back and Earth is heading toward pre-El Nino levels
New satellite data shows temperatures are plunging downwards, despite NOAA and NASA using heavily jiggered data to show a global warming trend this century. Maintained by the RSS group from the...
22 November 2016 -
T. Richard

Retired professor predicts mass human extinction from climate change in 10 years

A top biologist says the human race will soon become extinct and we should accept the inevitability of our demise
A retired University of Arizona professor said the human race is heading toward a sixth mass extinction event and it’s right around the corner. Guy McPherson, a biologist and professor emeritus of...
30 November 2016 -
T. Richard

Trump on NIH - approve or veto sweeping NIH biomedical legislation

The Congress is ready to give NIH $4.8 B as part of 21st Century Cures Act, but would a President Trump sign?
Trump may face his first big legislative action on health care research if President Obama doesn’t get the 21st Century Cures Act on his desk before his term expires. But would the President Elect...
30 November 2016 -
J. A. Mccormick
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  • Scientists warn of a mini Ice Age as sun stays eerily quiet

    The last mini Ice Age ended in 1850, and experts think we’re heading for another one—here are the clues and what to expect.
    Roughly 250 years ago, the Northern Hemisphere left what climatologists now call a mini Ice Age. From 1300 to about 1850, it was much colder than it is today. It was also a time when the sun was going...
    10 November 2016
    T. Richard
  • Facebook Live post by IFL Science about Earth’s population goes super viral

    IFL Science's Facebook Live post showing the Earth's population counter racked up 121k likes, 13k comments, and 56k shares in just one hour.
    A Facebook Live post by IFL Science magazine about real time Earth’s population has gone super viral with over 66k live viewers, 121k likes, 13k comments, and 56k shares in just an hour. Still Live...
    8 November 2016
    W. Malik
  • Two-headed sharks have scientists baffled

    Are sharks paying the price after years of pollution? Or are they simply suffering unexplained genetic mutation?
    Two headed sharks sound like something straight out of a horror film, or something thought up by the creative mind of a film writer. But the reality is that scientists are finding sharks with two...
    11 November 2016
    K. Crawford
  • Self driving cars are just the tip of the iceberg

    A new era of change as great as the industrial revolution is being ushered in with self driving cars.
    The latest issue of Popular Science devotes a major story to the development of self driving cars within the research arm of the ride sourcing firm, Uber. It is a good read and a detailed look at the...
    12 November 2016
    K. Michaels
  • Polar bears did not wash up on a Scottish isle, scientists say

    Marine experts have examined the carcasses that washed ashore in August and came to a startling conclusion: they aren’t polar bears.
    Today, the Huffington Post reported that polar bear carcasses washed up on the island of Colonsay in Scotland and immediately blamed it on climate change. Except they were wrong. The corpses found on...
    15 November 2016
    T. Richard
  • Female computer pioneers Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton awarded the Medal of Freedom

    Hopper created the first compiler and computer language while Hamilton rode the code that took men to the moon
    President Barack Obama handed out the last batch of Medals of Freedom he will ever give out. Recipients included Hollywood actors such as Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro, artists such as Maya Lin, and...
    23 November 2016
    M. Whittington
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