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Cassini Spacecraft ends its mission to Saturn with a bang

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/17/2017 at 1:00pm
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NASA scientists and fans of space science said their goodbyes to the Cassini spacecraft Friday, as it plunged into Saturn and concluded a successful 20-year mission to Earth’s spectacular sister planet.

…One of the last pieces of data captured by Cassini was an infrared image of the place into which it took...

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*UPDATE* Ravens Did Not Hand Out DNA Tests

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 10:30am 9/17/2017 at 10:30am
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*UPDATE* Fellow author here at LI David Gerstman informed me on FB that the Ravens decided to forgo the giveaway. From CBS Sports:

A few hours before kickoff, though, the Ravens postponed the event to a later unknown date.

Why? The biotech firm sponsoring the event is “working to address questions from...

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Trump’s science envoy, a Hillary Clinton appointed UC Berkeley prof, resigns.

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 4:00pm 8/24/2017 at 4:00pm
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The dramatic resignation of the Obama-era holdovers from President Trump’s administration continue, as a UC Berkeley professor who was the science envoy for the State Department officially gave his notice.

A prominent UC Berkeley energy professor resigned his post with the U.S. State Department on Wednesday in response to President Donald Trump’s...

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WATCH: News Footage of the 1979 Solar Eclipse

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 21, 2017 at 7:30am 8/21/2017 at 7:30am
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Today’s solar eclipse isn’t the only eclipse to have been met with fanfare.

This ABC News coverage from 1979 left anchors awestruck.

From Mashable:

It’s a 10-minute clip collection from ABC News’ coverage of the last large-scale total solar eclipse to be seen...

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NASA’s Latest Frontier: Tackling Earth’s Supervolcanoes

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:30am 8/19/2017 at 11:30am
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I have noted in previous posts, President Trump’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is returning to its original mission: Focusing on space exploration and research.

In the past month, the agency released plans for an ambitious project related to Earth’s protection from asteroid strikes.

On Friday, the space agency announced plans to...

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States prepping for total eclipse like it’s an impending natural disaster

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 10:00am 8/9/2017 at 10:00am
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Americans have dealt with some devastating natural disasters in their history. Some examples include Hurricane Katrina, the eruption of Mount St. Helens, and the 1906 San Fransisco Earthquake.

We have even experienced many solar eclipses s...

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A Honey Bee story

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 7:30am 8/6/2017 at 7:30am

I have a honey bee story.

A few weeks ago, a swarm of honey bees appeared one morning on the edge of our deck. Like out of nowhere. No prior activity.

We were told that it’s illegal to kill honey bees, so our only option was to call a beekeeper to relocate the...

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Super Gonorrhea Emerges as the Bacteria Resists Antibiotics

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 5:00pm 7/8/2017 at 5:00pm
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned everyone that the sexually-transmitted disease gonorrhea has emerged as a super bug since the bacteria has started to resist antibiotics. From CBS News:

“The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the...

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A look at the “Bill Nye” quadrant of scientific research!

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 8:30am 5/3/2017 at 8:30am
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The last time we check in on Bill Nye, the “Science Guy”, he was addressing a large crowd at the nation’s capital as part of the nationwide #MarchForScience. It’s a good thing that his being old, white, and male did not prevent him from leading the anti-Trump, climate alarmism hysterics!

Interestingly, some...

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What You Missed at the #MarchForScience

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:30am 4/24/2017 at 8:30am
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With the mainstream media generating #FakeNews, ginning up anger at President Donald Trump, and indulging in climate change alarmism, thousands of Americans rallied at local “March For Science” events around the nation on Saturday.

Bill Nye, an engineer and educator known as “the science guy” through his appearances on television, spoke to...

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FDA Approves At-Home DNA Tests For Ten Diseases

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 4:00pm 4/8/2017 at 4:00pm
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The FDA has approved 23andMe’s at-home DNA tests for ten diseases.  There are concerns about the accuracy of such tests and privacy concerns over the results and the actual DNA samples.

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Archaeologists Find 600BC Palace in Shrine ISIS Destroyed

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/1/2017 at 5:00pm

The world suffered an immense loss when ISIS destroyed Prophet Jonah’s tomb in Mosul, Iraq, in the summer of 2014. But as Iraqi forces push out the terrorist group, they are slowly putting the city back together. As archaeologists rummaged through the shrine, they discovered an untouched palace from 600BC:

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Scientists May Have Found 3.7 Billion Years Old Fossils

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 3:30pm 3/1/2017 at 3:30pm

Scientists believe they have discovered fossils from 3.77 billion and 4.28 billion years ago. If true, these fossils will be the oldest ever found:

Comprised of tiny tubes and filaments made of an iron oxide known as haematite, the microfossils are believed to be the remains of bacteria that once thrived underwater...

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Tucker Carlson’s heated debate with Bill Nye, “The Science Guy”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:00am 3/1/2017 at 7:00am
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The last time we checked in with Bill Nye, “The Science Guy”, he was indicating that jail might be an appropriate place for climate change skeptics in an interview referencing the targeting of Exxon Mobil:

..Was it appropriate to jail people from the cigarette industry who insisted that this addictive product was...

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British Medical Association: Using ‘Expectant Mother’ Could Offend Transgender People (Updated)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 2:30pm 1/31/2017 at 2:30pm

You have got to be kidding me. The British Medical Association (BMA) has told people to stop calling pregnant people expectant mothers because it could offend transgender people. Instead, call those females “pregnant people.” From The Telegraph:

On pregnancy and maternity, it says: “Gender inequality is reflected in traditional ideas about the...

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Are real scientists’ fears exploding over the Trump Presidency?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 6:00pm 1/28/2017 at 6:00pm

Mental health scientists will surely add a new term the next time they gather: Trumpophobia, the fear of all things pertaining to America’s new president.

Trumpophobia is not confined to the usual set of social justice warriors, either. Supposedly reasoned and experienced scientists have become unhinged over the past week, as Trump...

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Is existence of E.T.’s the newest “consensus science?”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 5:30pm 10/26/2016 at 5:30pm

In reference to Election 2016, I have recently observed that the best proof of intelligent extraterrestrial life is the fact that none of it has wanted to actually contact us, yet.

However, a new scientific report theorizes ...

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