Category Archives: Science

Chemical Free and Organic

For people who never paid any attention in chemistry class, if indeed they ever attended any.   It’s all fucking chemicals, and organic has a real meaning, perhaps just not just the one you think.

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Vaccinations and Parachutes

A new paper calls for “double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, crossover trial of the parachute.”  Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomised controlled trials Gordon C S Smith, Jill P Pell Introduction The parachute … Continue reading

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Snake hemipenes

I know, the burning question on most people’s minds is “What do snake penises look like?” Well, I have your answer right here: they have two. Each is known as a hemepenis (plural hemepenes), and are common to snakes, lizards, … Continue reading

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The Five Second Rule

We all know the 5 second rule. You know, you drop some food on the floor and if you grab it before 5 seconds are up, it’s still safe to eat. Well, a news release from Aston University in the … Continue reading

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Your worst fucking nightmare

The fear of a shark attack has many people terrified of going into open water. However, in real life, you are probably 168 times more likely to be eaten by a crocodile than by a shark. This post isn’t about … Continue reading

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The Canadian Government’s War on Science

John Dupuis of York University, writes at Confessions of a Science Librarian. Beginning in May of 2013 and updating several times since, he has been tracking the ways in which the  current Canadian government has been attacking science and scientists. … Continue reading

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Yes Sophie, there is a dragon

Scientists can be amazing people. When asked for a dragon, scientists at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), apologized for their oversight and promised to accelerate their dragon R&D. It all began with a letter: Hello Lovely Scientist My … Continue reading

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Séralini Paper Retracted – GMOs do not cause cancer in Rats

Just a year ago  a paper by Gilles-Eric Séralini published in the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology, Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize created a stir in the anti-GMO community. It was … Continue reading

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Causation correlates

You can put almost any two variables on a graph and visually demonstrate a correlation. One very tongue in cheek chart that is making the rounds this week is the impact of the declining prevalence of Microsoft Explorer in the … Continue reading

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It’s all chemicals

Atoms and molecules make up our natural world, and those chemicals cycle though the biosphere without regard their origins.

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