Science and the scientific method

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The Worrying Murkiness of Institutional Biosafety Committees

Experts say institutional biosafety committees are a crucial to ensuring the safety of biomedical research. Critics say they are too opaque.

“Just Scandalous”: CDC Withholding Most of the Covid Data It Gathers. What Is It Trying to Hide?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 21/02/2022 - 9:05pm in

We predicted the new CDC head, Rochelle Walensky, would do badly. A New York Times story shows how she's underperforming our low expectations

New Data: Omicron BA.2 More Contagious and Severe than BA.1, Yet Officials Committed to Relaxing Protections

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 18/02/2022 - 8:15pm in

[Jaws theme song] BA.2 is coming....Maybe it won't be that terrible, but you might get out of the water.

New Study Explains How Coronavirus Stays Airborne Longer Than Previously Thought

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 16/02/2022 - 6:32pm in

New information on the airborne spread of Covid.

Ending Drug Price Gouging: A Regulatory Framework for Pricing of Medicine Innovation

regulators can step in to ensure drug pricing both supports patient access and drug development.

What Does Climate Change Have to do with Snowstorms?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/02/2022 - 1:55am in

An easy-to-present example of how climate change affects weather.

Covid Sightings: Omicron Reinfections, Brain Effects, Shabby US Performance, Western Australia Border Controls

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 10:00pm in

There's enough new Covid news as to merit some focus on the bigger have at it!

Covid Situation Continuing to Develop Not Necessarily to the Officialdom’s Advantage

The new Covid news isn't better than the old Covid news, and some is actually disconcerting.

Book Review: The Science Behind Aesop’s Menagerie

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 29/01/2022 - 8:54pm in

In “Aesop’s Animals,” zoologist Jo Wimpenny provides a guided tour of animal behavior drawn from the classic fables.

Covid: “The Narrative Is Crumbling”

The Covid spin-doctoring machine is staring to emit smoke.