Category Archives: Science

Black Hole Fraud

Artist – Jen Sorensen In other news, lawmakers in Kansas are considering a bill that would require doctors to inform the state when their patients suffer a miscarriage. Conservative lawmakers say the government and Obamacare should stay out of our … Continue reading
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‘Creation Museum’ Demands Equal Airtime to Refute Scientific Facts in ‘Cosmos’ Series

I blame Bill Nye. Several weeks ago, Nye thought it’d be a fine idea to debate a well known creationist and founder of the Creation Museum, Ken Ham. On debate points and grasp of reality, Nye absolutely won the debate. … Continue reading
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Nerd Power!

Josh Marshall called it, “Peak Prez Selfie.” Can’t say I disagree. They must be wearing their pocket protectors on the inside. Continue reading
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This Is What Freedom Looks Like

Here comes the sun… “Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun’s light to the top of 459-foot towers, where water is turned into steam to power turbines…” … Continue reading
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There Is No Debate Between Science and Creationism; Science is the Only ‘Side’

I’d like to preface by saying I admire Bill Nye. He’s one of those rare personalities who inspires us to learn more about the world and his contributions to education are indispensable. That said, I’m not quite sure why he … Continue reading
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This Just In From Gobbler’s Knob…

Since 1887, the fine people of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania have been using skittish woodchucks to predict the weather as crowds of fair-weather fans gather by the tens of thousands to hear the beast speak and reveal its Dark arts wisdom for the … Continue reading
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The Science Guy

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, the Senate has voted to confirm Janet Yellen as next Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve by a margin of 56 to 26. Yellen will be the first woman to serve as the head … Continue reading
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Bill Nye Will Debate Dinosaur Jesus Museum Founder

Via Talking Points Memo, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” is scheduled to debate evolution and biblical creation next month with the founder of the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Nye will square off against creationist Ken Ham on Feb. 4 at … Continue reading
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Spokesman For Grandbaby Romney Leaves Door Open For 2036

Speaking with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, Mitt Romney went way out of his way today to dignify something stupid said on basic cable news with his most concerned face since the attacks on his old baby, Benghazi Romney. Trying really … Continue reading
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Republicans To Get ‘More Aggressive’ With Women

As Republican party leaders struggle to overcome news that a recent poll shows them all but being placed in a jar for scientific study among 63% of women, they’re looking to fill up their lady-binders with a sleeker, more sensitive-to-the-touch … Continue reading
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Sanity Break

We’ve seen enough jackassery for one day. Here’s the latest teaser trailer for the return of Cosmos. Continue reading
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GOP Gravity

Artist — Nate Beeler In other goings-on, as part of a month-long “open air street art tour of NYC” in which the street artist known as Banksy has promised to unveil a different piece of art around the city each day, he’s unveiled his … Continue reading
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Yes, Of Course Dogs are Sentient. But Now There’s Science to Prove It.

Gregory Berns, a professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University, writing for The New York Times: In dogs, we found that activity in the caudate increased in response to hand signals indicating food. The caudate also activated to the smells of … Continue reading
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An Acronym For The Times

No, not F.U.B.A.R., but close. Our National Weather Service team at the outpost in Anchorage, Alaska has a message for the federal government: “Please pay us.” A recent weather update was posted by The Washington Post and picked up by Gawker: … Continue reading
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Monsanto Buys The Climate Corporation for $930 million

Because climate change is a liberal hoax perpetrated by poor people trying to turn us all into socialism! Monsanto recently purchased The Climate Corporation for nearly a billion dollars. Via Think Progress: The Climate Corporation is a financial services company that … Continue reading
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The Future of Battery Technology: Carbon Super-Supercapacitors

Oh yes. This will especially revolutionize electric vehicles:

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Government Shutdown Will Gut NASA

How will a government shutdown effect our nation’s space agency? Virtually all operations other than those that prevent people from dying will cease and 97 percent of the workforce will be furloughed. Fewer than 600 of NASA’s 18,000 or so … Continue reading
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The White Whale

Artist – Tom Stiglich And now for something completely different. Here are a couple non-political stories that caught my eye this week that you may have missed. First, physicists at Harvard may have accidentally discovered how to create light sabers. … Continue reading
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World Bank: Stop “Silly Arguments” Over Climate Change

While the United States is still home to an untold number of Climate Change deniers and skeptics, the president of the World Bank is convinced. A draft working group report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change due Sept. 27 … Continue reading
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This Doctor Clearly Failed Sexual Anatomy Class

Fox News Channel predictably finds Dr. Nick Riviera from The Simpsons, who believes that men “only have the prostate” while women have a lot of additional organs (timecode 3:20): Yeah, okay. Men and women have the same organs, just at … Continue reading
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