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Greg Laden
Attended Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
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Albany, NY - Boston, MA - Milwaukee,WI - Beni, Zaire - Isiro, Zaire - Upington, South Africa - Minneapolis, MN
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Scientist, science writer, pro-evolution and climate science activist
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I write about evolution, other areas of biology, climate change, archaeology, and related topics.  I blog at Scienceblogs, 10,000 Birds, and a few other places.  I wrote a novella about the search for an elusive and strange primate in Africa, called Sungudogo (available on Amazon and elsewhere as an eBook).  



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Before we address this question, let us recognize that years do not really kill people. That’s just a poetic way of putting it, in common use. I believe that every year starting around September or October, there is a random spate (spats are generally random, as are small droughts) of celebrity deaths, which lead to…
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The untold story of how Professor Michael Mann discovered the Hockey Stick Graph!

The creation of Mann's latest book, with cartoonist Tom Toles!

A discussion of Hurricane Matthew, climate change, science denial, and more.... on the latest Ikonokast Podcast.
This is a timely interview with Dr. Michael E Mann, the co author of 'The Madhouse Effect.' We talked to Mike about Climate Change and Denialism.
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Clinton will win the nomination: 
A fairly simple model based on patterns of ethnicity among Democratic Party voters by states did a good job of predicting the outcome of Super Tuesday. Now, with those primaries and caucuses finished, the model is further refined and accurately retrodicts the process so far. Clinton will probably c...
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A week or so ago, I got a couple of emails and tweets about a blog post on Medium.com, an internet thing of which I had never heard. Apparently Medium.com is a big giant blog that anybody can go and blog their big giant thoughts on: like tumblr, but more bloggy. Anyway, some dude by…
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The Makeblock mBot Add-on Pack-Six-legged Robot V1.1 is an add on for the Makeblock DIY mBot 1.1 Kit (Bluetooth Version) – STEM Education – Arduino – Scratch 2.0 – Programmable Robot Kit for Kids to Learn Coding & Robotics – Pink or any of its variants. The makeblock robot is an arduino technology robot. It…
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Putin probably owns Trump. In the past, Trump has spent enough high profile time traveling in and out of Russia, that any smart intelligence agency would have long ago gotten the goods on such a sloppy self absorbed person. Assume there are movies. Young girls. Whatever. Putin probably owns Trump. The ex KGB officer probably…
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Scratch Programming Playground: Learn to Program by Making Cool Games is a brand new offering from No Starch Press. Never mind all the other programming books for kids, this is the best so far. It helps that the Scratch Programming environment is so easy to use and allows such creative development, and it also helps…
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See what I did there? As you know, the UN WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer has listed Red Meat as Group 2A (probably carcinogenic to humans) and processed meat at Group 1 (causes cancer). And everyone is upset. The most common reaction to these listings is to criticize WHO. The least common reaction…
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A recent study that is getting a lot of press suggests that the massive ice sheets of Antarctica are on average growing rather than shrinking, and thus, not contributing to sea level rise. (The authors of the study warn that this will reverse in the near future with global warming.) However, there is reason to…
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Is 2016 really killing more celebrities than other years did?
scienceblogs.com

Before we address this question, let us recognize that years do not really kill people. That’s just a poetic way of putting it, in common us

Makeblock mBot Add-on Pack-Six-legged Robot
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The Makeblock mBot Add-on Pack-Six-legged Robot V1.1 is an add on for the Makeblock DIY mBot 1.1 Kit (Bluetooth Version) – STEM Education –

The End Of America The Free, America The Brave
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Putin probably owns Trump. In the past, Trump has spent enough high profile time traveling in and out of Russia, that any smart intelligence

Climate To The Left of Me? Climate To The Right.
clairecohencortright.blogspot.com

Hillary Clinton Climate change is not caused by capitalism. Climate change is not caused by political corruption. Climate change is not caus

An Evangelical’s Guide to Climate Change
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My friend Paul Douglas calls himself an albino unicorn. He is a Republican (one of my few Republican friends!) and an evangelical Christian

Basic Standards of Human Decency vs. Donald Trump
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First, Michele Obama’s full speech earlier today: You know two news outlets have produced confirming evidence of actual sexual assault by Do

A Question For Next Debate: How Will the US Catch Up With the Clean Powe...
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The US is already behind in its agreed to commitment to clean power A study just out in Nature climate Change suggests that the US is alread

Republican National Convention: Info, Live Blog, Open Thread
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I have no idea if this will be of interest to this community of science oriented and smart readers, but a group called The Republicans is ha

How Did Climate Change Cause The Great More’Easter of 2016?
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Storms like last weekend’s blizzard and widespread snowfall can happen, in theory, any winter, but large snowfall storms in the US Northeast

Mark Steyn, The DC Appeals Court, and Congress
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This is a long story that I’ll try to make short, because I’m trying to make a single, simple point. Years ago shock jock and right-wing pol

Roy Spencer Is The Worst Person In The World
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Dr. Roy W. Spencer has a blog and a facebook page, is a famous climate science denier, and, it turns out, an unmitigated ass. Peter Sinclair

WHO tells us about red meat and processed meat cancer risk?
scienceblogs.com

See what I did there? As you know, the UN WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer has listed Red Meat as Group 2A (probably carcinog

Climate Change is Real, and Important, David Siegel
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A week or so ago, I got a couple of emails and tweets about a blog post on Medium.com, an internet thing of which I had never heard. Apparen

NASA Study of Antarctic Ice Melt Misunderstood
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A recent study that is getting a lot of press suggests that the massive ice sheets of Antarctica are on average growing rather than shrinkin

Keystone XL Will Become ExKeystone, ‘ell yeah.
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According to sources, like this one, President Obama is about to nix the Keystone XL deal. One of those “hastily called” press conference is

2016 US Presidential Election: Trump/Carson/Somebody vs. Clinton (polls)
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The current polling as shown on the Huffpo Pollster, using only “likely voters” and “non partisan polls” shows that Trump and Carson are nec

Evidence of high climate sensitivity
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I’m not going to say anything about this research because I’ve not read the paper, but it looks important. If someone out there writes somet

Better Biofuels
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This just in: Biofuels produced from switchgrass and post-harvest corn waste could significantly reduce the emissions that contribute to cli

Center For Inquiry Gets AP To Change Style Manual. But They Got It Wrong
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By “they” I mean AP. But, really, CFI kinda messed this up too. Put this one on your list of examples of effective activism that backfired.

How To Evaluate Science Stories
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I’m on my way to a taping of the Humanist Views with Host Scott Lohman. I do these now and then and have done so since I first moved to Minn