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 A survey of 2,000 peer-reviewed papers on global warming published in the last 20 years found that 97% said that humans were causing it.

When the glib talk about the "scientific debate on global warming", they either don't know or will not accept that there is no scientific debate.
Nick Cohen: Scientists continue to warn us about global warming, but most of us have a vested interest in not wanting to think about it
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Some of the classic cliches that are relevant: "Quality, not quantity", "Black Swans", and "Truth is not a Democracy".

The number of papers has no bearing on who is correct or not, rather what is being said and discussed is either accurate or not. The current debate (at the pop-science level) is a series of ad-hominum "your stupid" statements back and forth between the two camps without anyone addressing anyone else's data.

That isn't science, that's religion; though I must say I'm having a hard time telling the difference lately (not just in Global Warming).

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The Google-Facebook wars.
Mark Zuckerberg announced plans to build a global network of satellites capable of incinerating Google drones in midair.
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water on Mars?
 
After The Flood: Ancient Waters Carved These Martian Channels

This picture is an example of why Martian scientists like to get their groove on. This late 2013 snapshot of Osuga Valles — a part of the vast Valles Marineris gorge that cuts across the Red Planet — shows the leftovers of an ancient flood. The European Space Agency highlighted the area in a release this week.

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/111147/after-the-flood-ancient-waters-carved-these-martian-channels/#ixzz2yaMn9V9X
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Political ads from the Koch Brothers will be a big issue this year.
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Income inequality trends in the U.S. and the world.
Thomas Piketty’s new book examines historical and modern inequality, suggesting a “potentially terrifying” trajectory.
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Congress. Who knew?
Adding to their disbelief were reports that the accomplishment came as the result of collaboration between a Democrat and Republicans.
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They found out that if they did nothing ; they could make a career out of disagreeing on everything.
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Veggies in space.
 
Veggie Will Expand Fresh Food Production on Space Station! A plant growth chamber bound for the International Space Station inside the Dragon capsule on the SpaceX-3 resupply mission slated to launch Monday at 4:58 p.m. EDT may help expand in-orbit food production capabilities in more ways than one, and offer astronauts something they don't take for granted, fresh food.

Our Veg-01 experiment will be used to study the in-orbit function and performance of a new expandable plant growth facility called Veggie and its plant "pillows." The investigation will focus on the growth and development of "Outredgeous" lettuce seedlings in the spaceflight environment. This image is of Outredgeous red romaine lettuce plants growing inside a prototype Veggie flight pillow. The bellows of the hardware have been lowered to better observe the plants. A small temperature and relative humidity data logger is placed between the pillows small white box, central.

Image Credit: NASA/Gioia Massa

#iss #veggie #space #science #iss #spacex #dragon #spacestation #plants #nasa

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In other news, DEA SWAT team raids ISS
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Opinion: Does Comcast control Congress?
Will Comcast and the cable guys show, once again, that they own the nation’s capital?
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that is cool. via +Matt Uebel 
 

Artist Peter Cook, grew this living garden chair using tree shaping methods, primarily training a living tree through constricting the direction of branch growth.  The chair took about eight years to grow.
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Left San Francisco. Decided to write my books living among the redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains.

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National Magazine Award; Deadline Club Award; Washington Monthly Award; Atlantic Monthly Award; Computer Press Association Award; Acer/Boston Computer Museum Awards; Knight Science Journalism Fellow (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); Science Journalism Fellowship (American Association for the Advancement of Science); Maggie Awards (Western Magazine Publishers Assoc.)
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    Mathematics, 1973 - 1976
  • UC Santa Barbara,
    Biology, 1976 - 1978
  • University of Delaware
    Journalism/engineering, 1980 - 1981
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Richard L. Brandt
Chuck makes the best chocolates on the planet. Period. He uses the top ingredients in everything he makes. We've bought a dozen different items at least. Our favorite is the chocolates in a chocolate box. How can you lose?
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