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Posts by Hank Campbell

The Supreme Court Could Make The Endangered Species Act The Most Powerful Law In America – By Doing Nothing

The definition of "endangered" is vague but in no dictionary does it mean an animal that does not even live in a state must be placed there, with private landowners footing the bill for $20 million, in order to keep a creature from declining in population. read...

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Liza Gross And The Credibility Hole Science Media Must Crawl Out Of

ABC News recently suspended Brian Ross (four weeks without pay) for fabricating an unsubstantiated story that matched his ideological beliefs about Republicans and President Donald Trump and which caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average to plummet. This was not the first time he had turned his wishful thinking into action, he also blamed the Aurora, Colorado shooting on the Tea Party. It was,...

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Gender Inequality In Science Salaries – Physics Blamed

Physics Today says the culture of physics itself is to blame for the gender pay gap.   read...

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Computer Scientist Mark Jacobson Can’t Sue His Way To Competence

Starting Science 2.0 in 2006, I was as wide-eyed as anyone new to media could be.  My first month I was sure we were about to discover life on other planets, cancer was going to be cured, chocolate was healthy, resveratrol was the one polyphenol to rule them all. Oh, and academic scientists were going to rush to write for the public because I loved science. (1)  read...

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Mapping The Wobbles Broke Another Dark Matter Hypothesis

It may not seem to make sense but most of the universe - mass - can really only account for about 6 percent of what is going on. The rest of it can be under just about any umbrella at this point. Some call it the God of the Gaps, scientists call the unknown mass Dark Matter. What is it? No one knows, when it comes to the very large and the very small, physics does not have all the answers, but...

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