Category: against science
In a major first, scientists have detected water vapor and possibly even liquid water clouds that rain in the atmosphere of a strange exoplanet that lies in the habitable zone of its host star about 110 light-years from Earth. (1) Clouds far far away. But how can we detect clouds? How can we detect rain […]
How much do you weight?
Scientists measure the weight of our galaxy using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite. It seems that the Milky Way weighs in at about 1.5 trillion solar masses, according to the latest measurements. Only a few percent of this is contributed by the approximately 200 billion stars in the Milky […]
Do lizards dream like us?
Do lizards dream like us? Researchers have confirmed that lizards exhibit two sleep states, just like humans, other mammals, and birds. They corroborated the conclusions of a 2016 study on the bearded dragon and conducted the same sleep investigation on another lizard, the Argentine tegu. Their findings nevertheless point out differences between species, which raises […]
“Cell phones do not cause cancer” and other Science-Money fairy tales. (as in “Smoking does not cause cancer”)
According to studies, cell phones do not cause cancer. (1) So reassuring. In the same way the old days science was not sure whether smoking caused cancer, or was even convinced that in some cases it was even beneficial! (2) On one side, there is the ridiculously slow pace at which science crawled towards the […]
Science: This beautiful whore! [From the Reproducibility crisis to Epstein connections]
In Greece (and many other countries) there is a saying: After going to the doctor, always go to a second one to get a second opinion! This public wisdom has been so much embedded in our everyday life that we do not even consider it as something special. And yet, this simple but highly intuitive […]
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