A new study found extensive chemical pollution in American water supplies that federal, state, and local governments either don’t monitor or report if they do.
Statistics is a mathematical characterization with probabilistic implications. It is the math most misused by scientists because its inherent limitations are not understood or respected.
Fluoroform is a potent, long-lasting greenhouse gas which was supposed to be phased out worldwide. Instead, fluoroform emissions are alarmingly high and rising.
East Asia is suffering another serious coronavirus outbreak which started in China.
The Senate impeachment trial presents Republicans a unique opportunity that party leaders have not appreciated, preferring instead short-sighted stupidity.
The Chinese government has announced pending restrictions on the production, sale, and use of plastic.
Historically, US courts have vacillated between relative political balance and extreme partisanship. In the 21st century, despite the interlude of Democratic President Obama, the federal appeals courts are thoroughly Republican.
The modern lifestyle is defined by freedom of movement via motor vehicle transport. The cultural and societal impacts of autos have been incalculable. The health costs have been enormous. The environmental destruction has been horrendous.
Breathing through the nose is yogic.
The ‘war on drugs’ is driving deforestation in Central America.
The seeming coordination between entangled quanta lurks as a mystery of physics, much as accounting for the teleology of adaptation has bedeviled evolutionary biologists. The two conundrums have the same answer.
For our muscles to stay in shape, we must exercise them. Rodents face a similar situation. But the need for physical exercise to stay fit is not the norm among animals.
American police are little more than uniformed gangs of thieving savages. Every year they illicitly steal well over a billion dollars of innocent peoples’ property. Because they are law enforcement, they get to keep the loot.
The visual richness of Nature owes to color. The applications of color in life forms clearly indicates that there is a force of design behind the exhibition of existence.
Despite impressive advances in artificial intelligence (AI), software remains in a primitive state. The quality and capability of software is directly dependent upon the language used to create it. Popular programming languages are crude; hence the glitches so often seen in software.
Studies in the UK and US found declines in the nutritional quality of commercial produce since the mid-20th century, when agriculture became more industrialized in the wake of the so-called Green Revolution.
Homo erectus discovering how to control fire would not have happened, and been for naught, had it not been for wood. Historians claim no Wood Age only because no such archaic artifacts remained to show wood’s importance; hence, prehistory begins with the Stone Age.
Sexism is a problem irrespective of culture. A distinction between the genders emerges as a natural consequence of early cognitive development and upbringing.
Altruism is common in all kingdoms of life. From an evolutionary perspective, altruism arises when it confers a decided benefit to a population or individuals which practice it.
Industrialization has furnished a wondrous plethora of consumer products. The materials for these conveniences have come from gouging the earth for its metals and minerals. The costs of this environmental desecration include pollution that maims and kills life for miles around. China exemplifies the Faustian bargain of consumerism.
In 2014, US President Barack Obama dismissed Russia as a “regional power.” Yet Russia under Vladimir Putin is politically punching far above its weight.
Modern science is full of fictions. Widely accepted theories are bogus. The problem begins with a false construct of reality.
Russia is serious about climate change. Alas, it’s the wrong kind of seriousness.
Climate modelers continue to refine their assumptions about the sensitivity of global warming to greenhouse gases. Cloud cover is the latest refinement.
Milk is a mammal’s first food. Mother’s milk is the natural diet of infants. Breast feeding confers health benefits that last a lifetime. Beyond infancy, and aside from mother’s milk, the bodily damage from milk exceeds its nutritional benefit.