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‘What Hath God Wrought’ – Today, Luddites Are Concerned About Weedkillers Like They Once Were The Telegraph

Do you believe the telegraph was giving telegraph operators cancer? If not, it's only because there was no Robert F. Kennedy Jr. or US Right To Know group promoting fear and doubt about it the way they do vaccines, food, and cell phones.On May 24th, 1844 a telegram was sent from the Capitol because Samuel Morse, the inventor, wanted a government contract. Because he was diplomatic, he let the...

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Don’t Be A Charles About Science: The New Prince Of Wales Should Divest From Mystical Organic Beliefs

England is in crisis. They lost a beloved figurehead this month but for decades prior were losing scientific ground. If you look for the home of the modern organic food and anti-vaccine movements, you find their nexus in 1990s England.The primary royal behind those beliefs is now King Charles III. read...

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Don’t Be A Charles About Science: The New Prince Of Wales Should Divest From Mystical Organic Beliefs

England is in crisis. They lost a beloved figurehead this month but for decades prior were losing scientific ground. If you look for the home of the modern organic food and anti-vaccine movements, you find their nexus in 1990s England.The primary royal behind those beliefs is now King Charles III. read...

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Monsanto Gets 5th VIctory Over Predatory Lawyers In Roundup Case

Roundup, and its important ingredient glyphosate, act on a biological pathway only found in plants. In the American legal system, science is basically irrelevant in a jury trial, though, so anyone can sue over anything. Only in an appeal will science in science and health lawsuits be important.Yet sometimes the science is so clear no jury outside California is so opposed to evidence that they...

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There’s A Gender Pay Gap But It’s Smaller In Occupations Dominated By Men

The wage gap between genders has always had some cultural traction but there were also always odd pockets where it was worse - including what you wouldn't have expected. Environmental groups had far more women but the wage gap between what they paid men and women was alarming compared to engineering, where there were fewer women as a total percentage but no meaningful pay disparity.read...

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Supply Chain Issues Are Creating A Food America Environmentalists Want – And That’s Bad

In the 1960s and '70s, population apocalypse stories were popular. Movies like "Soylent Green" and books like "The Population Bomb" and "Ecoscience" provided dystopian views of the future, where science would fail and government would be forced to get drastic, with forced sterilization and abortion needed until the number of people got down to a limit farming could sustain.That never happened....

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