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Gravity waves prove nothing

I’ve seen a lot of stories today about how gravitational waves have been observed, and this proves Einstein’s theory of relativity correct. No, that is not how science works. Observing gravitational waves proves only that the observation is consistent with … Continue reading

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Cancer doesn’t work that way

This not a political post. The president brought this up, but my issue here is with bad science. Apparently last night—I could not be bothered to watch the speech—President Obama said that we need to cure cancer with a “moonshot” … Continue reading

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Brain implants of the future

A recent interesting article in the Wall Street Journal explores the science of where we currently are with neuroprosthetics and what it could mean for brain or sensory augmentation in the future. To an avid sci-fi reader and sometime writer, … Continue reading

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Pareidola: It’s not just for smart people anymore!

Good gads, some people are thick. Apparently, some idiot thinks he sees an iguana in a Mars rover photo. No, really. He thinks that. He says that “to say it’s just a rock would be very closed minded to the … Continue reading

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Junk science says Oreos are like cocaine

I’d say you can’t make this stuff up, but the Food Nazis just love to make this stuff up. In a recent “study”, “scientists” found that Oreos were basically equivalent to cocaine in their effects on rats. I’m oversimplifying a … Continue reading

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Bad science reporting: Wonder algae

Articles like this one get my dander up. It’s gushing about how algae can solve all the world’s problems by producing nanocellulose, a wonder material. My problem isn’t with the idea of the material or producing it via algae. It’s … Continue reading

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