• Secret Dossier On Research Fraud Suggests Government Concern Over Science

    • Date: 06/12/15
    • David Matthews, Times Higher Education

    A secret dossier that warns that fraud in biomedical research is even more prolific than feared is being considered by Jo Johnson, the universities and sciences minister, documents passed to Times Higher Education appear to show. Senior figures in UK science have warned that despite decades of awareness of the cultural problems driving misconduct in […]

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  • Imminent Solar Chill Predicted By Physicists

    • Date: 05/12/15
    • Reporting Climate Science

    A group of physicists claim that solar activity decreases dramatically about every 350 years. A looming decrease in solar activity is beginning just now. What is the climate waiting for Russia and Europe in 15-20 years? Will be there weather abnormalities in the coming decades? Will some areas experience more severe winter, while the others […]

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  • Left-Wing Bias And The Damage To Science

    • Date: 05/12/15

    Scientific research is becoming an exercise in groupthink At the back of a small room at Coogee Beach, Sydney, I sat watching as a psychologist I had never heard of paced the room gesticulating. His voice was loud. Over six feet tall, his presence was imposing. It was Lee Jussim. He had come to the […]

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  • Scientists Address Potential Achilles’ Heel In Scientific Study Of Climate Change

    • Date: 28/11/15
    • EurekAlert

    Many recent books discuss climate changes from the view of human impacts, but few spend more than a brief mention of natural variations — can we ignore them? In a pre-publication article in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Editors Chih-Pei Chang, Michael Ghil, Mojib Latif and John M. Wallace concluded that doing so […]

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  • Threat Of Melting Antarctic Ice ‘Has Been Exaggerated’, New Study

    • Date: 19/11/15
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    The risk of the Antarctic ice sheet collapsing and flooding coasts around the world has been exaggerated, according to researchers. Previous studies had claimed that melting Antarctic ice could contribute one metre to the rising sea levels by the end of the century, flooding the homes of 150 million people and threatening dozens of coastal […]

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  • Whistleblowers Claim NOAA Rushed Contentious Climate Paper Despite Reservations

    • Date: 19/11/15
    • Lisa Rein, The Washington Post

    House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) opened another front in his war with federal climate researchers on Wednesday, saying a groundbreaking global warming study was “rushed to publication” over the objections of numerous scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In a second letter in less than a week to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Smith urged […]

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  • NOAA Scientists To Be Grilled By US Congress Over ‘No Warming Pause’ Claim

    • Date: 17/11/15
    • Lisa Rein, The Washington Post

    Scientists and top officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have agreed to start interviews akin to depositions this week with House investigators, who are demanding to know their internal deliberations on a groundbreaking climate change study. But the interviews may not be enough to placate the chairman of the House science committee, a global warming skeptic […]

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  • Asteroid Mining: No Limits To Infinite Growth

    • Date: 12/11/15
    • Jacqui Goddard, The Times

    The world’s first trillionaires will grow rich by mining asteroids. So say those who can see a future when humans call more than one planet home. Now, legislation just passed by Congress has brought that far-off suggestion a step closer to reality by granting US companies “finders, keepers” rights to natural resources obtained in space. […]

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