Antarctic Ice Is Growing, Not Melting Away

This is unsurprising, and shows the lie of the global warming religion: Antarctic ice is growing, not melting away: ICE is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap. The results of ice-core drilling and sea ice monitoring indicate there is no large-scale […]

Cheaper Fuel from Coal

I call this good news, but Wired says it’s bad: Scientists Make Cheap Gas from Coal: Electric cars have been getting a lot of buzz lately, but a more immediately viable transportation fuel of the future could be liquid derived from coal. Scientists have devised a new way to transform coal into gas for your […]

News Flash: Effort = Success!

Gosh… Effort = success? Who woulda thunk it? Crazy talk: The Secret to Raising Smart Kids: Growing Pains Many people assume that superior intelligence or ability is a key to success. But more than three decades of research shows that an overemphasis on intellect or talent—and the implication that such traits are innate and fixed—leaves […]

It’s Obama’s Money to Spend

The title of this article in Wired is absolutely fascinating: On Science, Obama Puts His Mouth Where His Money Is. “His Money.” His money. Wow. The article itself is just the typical disturbing overview of how Obama is expanding government’s role, in this case dominating science funding even more than it has in the recent […]

2008’s Best Science

Wired’s 2008 Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs are pretty impressive indeed. Scientists had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2008. The Large Hadron Collider fired up for the first time, a temple of science opened its doors, several companies promised cheap genome sequencing and President-elect Obama hired a fantastic team of science advisers. After decades of […]

The Eye of Sauron

Via NASA:

Oil Company Remote Vehicle Captures Image of Alien

I, for one, welcome my new alien overlords. Creepy, but very cool.

Anti-Aging Drugs – Just What the Doctor Ordered?

Very cool: Early but intriguing research on mice suggests a new mechanism of aging, and possibly a way to stall it. Drugs designed to target one aspect of aging also seem to help repair DNA damage and regulate gene activity, preventing them from going haywire with the stresses of time. “In principle, we now could […]

Lots of Ice Water on Mars

Water is necessary for human survival. There’s lots of water on Mars: Giant glaciers buried under the surface of Mars at much lower latitudes than any previously known ice are a potential source of drinking water for future astronauts. The discovery, made using ground-penetrating radar on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, offers new possibilities in the […]

More Good News: Woman’s Lungs Repaired with Her Own Tissue

I’d mentioned that today was good-news-from-the-world-of-science day. Here’s more: The development of patient-specific tissues and organs for transplantation is a major target for many researchers working in biomedical engineering. A shortage of organ donors, and the necessity to knock out the recipients’ immune systems to prevent graft rejection, are both serious issues facing transplant surgeons, […]