• Peter Ridd’s Fight For Academic Freedom Begins In Court

    • Date: 26/03/19
    • The Australian

    Lawyers acting for sacked James Cook University professor Peter Ridd say the university sought to turn its disciplinary process into a “star chamber” after he publicly criticised the institution and one of its star scientists over claims about the impact global warming had on the Great Barrier Reef. Professor Ridd, who worked at the university […]

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  • Duke University Pays US Govt $112.5 Million In Science Fraud Case

    • Date: 25/03/19
    • Junkscience

    Duke University will pay $112.5 million to the United States Government to settle Thomas v. Duke, a lawsuit alleging that a research technician improperly falsified and fabricated data from 2006 to 2013 to obtain research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies, the university announced Monday. This case includes air […]

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  • Why Big Science Is Failing

    • Date: 25/03/19
    • Dominic Cummings

    Why has science got so much more expensive without commensurate gains in understanding? This blog considers two recent papers on the dynamics of scientific research: one in Nature and one by the brilliant physicist, Michael Nielsen, and the brilliant founder of Stripe, Patrick Collison, who is a very unusual CEO. These findings are very important to the question: how […]

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  • Polar Bear Population May Have Quadrupled Since 1960s, Despite Climate Alarmism

    • Date: 22/03/19
    • Michael Barnes, Liberty Headlines

    The plight of arctic polar bears is an emotional tragedy that has helped advance public awareness about the devastating impact of climate change. Except, it’s not actually true. According a new book published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, polar bear numbers appear to have quadrupled since the 1960s. “My scientific estimates make perfect sense […]

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  • U.S. Sceptics See New Chance For Climate Science Review Team

    • Date: 20/03/19
    • Nick Sobczyk, E&E News

    Skeptics of man-made climate change hope the Trump administration’s “adversarial” science review revives the “red-team, blue-team” debate once embraced by former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Pruitt’s effort, which proposed a military-style debate of research showing greenhouse gas emissions are warming the planet, was scuttled by former presidential chief of staff John Kelly. But with a […]

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  • Ignore Climate Hysteria: California’s ‘Permanent’ Drought Was Fake News

    • Date: 15/03/19
    • Los Angeles Times

    It’s official: California is 100% drought-free. For the first time since 2011, the state shows no areas suffering from prolonged drought and illustrates almost entirely normal conditions, according to a map released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Former Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order in 2017 that lifted the drought emergency in most of […]

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  • Dinosaurs Unaffected by Climate Change Before Asteroid Strike

    • Date: 14/03/19
    • Hayley Dunning, Imperial College

    Dinosaurs were unaffected by long-term climate changes and flourished before their sudden demise by asteroid strike. Scientists largely agree that an asteroid impact, possibly coupled with intense volcanic activity, wiped out the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago. However, there is debate about whether dinosaurs were flourishing before this, […]

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  • New Study: German Wind Turbines Kill 1,200 Tons Of Insects Per Year

    • Date: 12/03/19
    • Michael Krueger, Science Sceptical blog

    A new study finds that around 1,200 tons of insects are killed p.a. by wind turbines in Germany alone In Germany, there are currently around 25,000 wind turbines installed. For some years now, it has been known that they do not provide environmentally friendly electricity, as countless birds and bats are killed by their rotor […]

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