Science and the scientific method

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Latest Nobel Prize in Chemistry Demonstrates How the US Patent Office Screws Inventors

A high profile example of the train wreck called the US patent process.

Bleak Views of Melting Antarctic Ice, From Above and Below

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 08/10/2020 - 12:55am in

Two troubling recent studies clarify projections of glacial ice loss, sea-level rise, and the need to act on climate.

Why Don’t We Study Countries That Have Had COVID-19 Success?

Hong Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan, and New Zealand have recorded low COVID-19 deaths. Why do we hear so little about the reeasons for their success?

Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed” Covid-19 Vaccine Development Program: Dominated by Military Personnel, Accused of Corruption

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 29/09/2020 - 6:55am in

Operation Warp Speed is a public/private partnership set up by the Trump administration, which is developing several vaccines for Covid-19 in parallel.

Political HHS Appointees Demand Authority to Rewrite CDC Reports

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 15/09/2020 - 11:55pm in

Trump partisans and the ongoing war against the CDC; seeking authority to amend Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Reports.

How Charles Koch Is Buying Credibility With Academic Investments

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 13/09/2020 - 8:50pm in

Koch influence in the academic sphere is far ranging. Koch money funds individual courses, professorships, fellowships, and even energy research and policy programs. These are significant investments in the “intellectual raw materials” of free-market advocacy.

COVID: Where Science Goes To Die

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/09/2020 - 11:55pm in

A forceful critique of Covid-19 research.

US Tax Dollars Funded Every New Drug in the Last Decade

Amid debates over costs—and profits—from a coronavirus vaccine, a new study shows that taxpayers footed the bill for every new drug approved from 2010 to 2019

Could Religious Exemptions Trump a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate? Well, That Depends

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 01/09/2020 - 11:55pm in

How far could US authorities readily go in implemeting a vaccine requirement?

Don’t “Trust the Science,” Trust Science While You Hone Your Critical Thinking Skills

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 01/09/2020 - 7:25am in

What do we mean, "the" science?