Archive for the ‘Scientific News Articles’ Category

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gave a grim assessment of the impact of global climate change in a new report dated November 17, 2007. According to the Panel’s latest report, the build-up of carbon dioxide on Earth already imperils islands, coastlines, and a fifth to two-thirds of the world’s species.

The IPCC panel report says that global warming is “unequivocal”. It estimates that as early as the year 2020 between 75 and 250 million people in Africa will suffer water shortages. It goes on to state that residents of Asia’s largest cities will be at great risk of river and coastal flooding. Europeans can expect extensive species loss. North Americans will experience longer and hotter heat waves and greater competition for water.

In the best case scenario, temperatures will keep rising from carbon already in the atmosphere, the report said. Climate change is here as witnessed by melting snow and glaciers, higher average temperatures, and rising sea levels. If unchecked, global warming will spread hunger and disease, put further stress on water resources, cause fiercer storms and more frequent droughts, and could drive up to 70 percent of plant and animal species to extinction.

“We have already committed the world to sea level rise,” the panel’s chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, said. But if the Greenland ice sheet melts, the scientists said, they could not predict by how many feet the seas will rise, drowning coastal cities. Climate change imperils “the most precious treasures of our planet,” he said, and the effects are “so severe and so sweeping that only urgent global action will do. We are all in this together. We must work together.”

“The world’s scientists have spoken clearly and with one voice,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “I expect the world’s policy makers to do the same.”

The world scientists that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon refers to are apparently members of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. However, the Nobel prize winning IPCC is a political body appointed by the U.N. Many of the 3,000 members of this panel are not scientists, but are political appointees. The few real scientists on the panel have in the past disputed the panel’s findings and had their comments deleted from the reports. Several of these scientists have even asked to have their names removed from the panel’s report. Their requests have been denied. Some scientists have actually had to sue the panel to have their names removed.

So do the world’s scientists all agree and speak with one voice on the issue of global warming? Is global warming “unequivocal”? It does not look like those statements can be attributed to scientists connected with the IPCC. The talking point that all scientists speak with “one voice” on global warming has been heard in Al Gore’s global warming presentations and is now being used in comments by the United Nations Secretary General.

Certainly the comments from early last week from John Coleman (founder of the Weather Channel) don’t indicate a consensus of opinion on global warming. His comments went generally unreported by the mainstream press. Coleman stated: “It (global warming) is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. … Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the “research” to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus. I have read dozens of scientific papers. I have talked with numerous scientists. I have studied. I have thought about it. I know I am correct. There is no run away climate change.”

Also consider the comments of Colorado State University’s Hurricane expert Dr. William Gray: “The only inconvenient truth about global warming is that a genuine debate has never actually taken place. Hundreds of scientists, many of them prominent in the field, agree. They’ve been brainwashing us for 20 years,” Gray says. “This scare will also run its course. In 15-20 years, we’ll look back and see what a hoax this was.” Gray acknowledges that we’ve had some warming the past 30 years. “I don’t question that,” he explains. “And humans might have caused a very slight amount of this warming. Very slight. But this warming trend is not going to keep on going. My belief is that three, four years from now, the globe will start to cool again, as it did from the middle ’40s to the middle ’70s.”

Then there are the opinions of highly respected climatologist, Roger Pielke Sr. at the University of Colorado: Pielke contends there isn’t enough intellectual diversity in the debate. He claims a few vocal individuals are quoted “over and over” again, when in fact there are a variety of opinions. “I think the media is in the ideal position to do that. If the media honestly presented the views out there, which they rarely do, things would change.”

The skeptical opinions of scientists Coleman, Grey and Pielke are not isolated. In fact, 19,000 scientists have signed a petition that states: “There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.”

Global warming may well turn out to be the serious problem identified in the United Nations report. However, there is a ongoing debate in the scientific community about global warming and its effects. World scientists do not speak with “one voice” and do not all agree that long term global warming is “unequivocal”. The fact that there is a concerted effort to keep the scientific debate on global warming a public secret should make us feel as uncomfortable as the findings on global warming in the latest United Nations Report.

James William Smith has worked in Senior management positions for some of the largest Financial Services firms in the United States for the last twenty five years. He has also provided business consulting support for insurance organizations and start up businesses. He has always been interested in writing and listening to different viewpoints on interesting topics.

Visit his website at http://www.eworldvu.com .

Science News | Daily news articles, blogs and biweekly magazine
Video Rating: / 5

Science News | Daily news articles, blogs and biweekly magazine
Video Rating: / 5

A start-up known as Narrative Science designed a program that writes human-like stories. Right now it’s used for sports articles but will it eventually be used to write news and politics articles? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks.

The Largest Online News Show in the World.

Google+: http://www.gplus.to/TheYoungTurks

Facebook:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=theyoungturks

Support TYT for FREE: http://bit.ly/eWuu5i

Crazy New Space Discoveries Baffling Scientists Once Again! 3/21/16

Sources: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/03/17/five-new-studies-on-pluto-show-just-how-weird-the-little-planet-is/
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160318-picture-planet-star-forming-space/
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/planet-with-eccentric-orbit-spotted-116031900196_1.html
Secureteam10 is your source for the best in new UFO sighting videos, information on the government coverup and alien activity caught on tape. Send us YOUR footage by visiting the contact links below, and help us continue the good fight for disclosure!
➨Follow Us On Twitter: https://twitter.com/SecureTeam10
➨Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Secureteam10
➨E-mail or private message us with your ideas & footage: Thesecureteam@gmail.com
➨Visit our online shirt shop and gear up with your own ST10 Tee! http://secureteam.spreadshirt.com

Music: Spellbound by Keven Macleod
Kevin’s website: http://www.incompetech.com
Video Rating: / 5

John Oliver discusses how and why media outlets so often report untrue or incomplete information as science.

Connect with Last Week Tonight online…
Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight

Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would:
http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight

Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news:
http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight

Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once:
http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
Video Rating: / 5

10 Amazing Scientific Discoveries Made Recently

→Subscribe for new videos every day! http://bit.ly/toptenzsubscribe
→10 Reasons Bruce Lee was a Superhuman: http://bit.ly/1Hl4mVu

Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Brand new videos 7 days a week! Videos are published at 6pm EST every day!

Other TopTenz Videos:

Top 10 Ancient Cultures That Practiced Ritual Human Sacrifice
http://bit.ly/1RzNS64

Top 10 Medical Advances that Sound Like Science Fiction
http://bit.ly/1HNFJAb

We tend to think of all the important scientific discoveries and theories (gravity, the speed of light, the infusion of cookie dough into ice cream) as things that happened a long time ago. But lots of new discoveries are being made every year, and they make us realize there’s still so much we don’t know.

Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/10-amazing-scientific-discoveries-made-recently.php

Coming up:

10. Element 117
9. Electron’s Mass
8. From Skin to Liver
7. Nuclear Fusion
6. Breast Cancer Research
5. Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria’s Weakness
4. New Domain of Life
3. New State of Matter
2. Quantum Teleportation
1. Deep Ocean

Source/Other reading:

http://education.jlab.org/qa/transuranic_01.html
http://news.discovery.com/tech/new-super-heavy-element-117-confirmed-140502.htm

Electron Mass


http://news.discovery.com/space/electron-mass-measured-to-record-breaking-precision-140219.htm
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-04/mice-skin-cells-transformed-brain-cells-therapy
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/02/24/scientists-transform-human-skin-cells-into-mature-liver-cells/
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-lasers-fuelling-hopes-of-unlimited-clean-nuclear-energy-9124237.html
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/commoncancers
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/7906/20140704/high-cholesterol-levels-increase-breast-cancer-risk.htm
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/278409.php
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/amr-report/en/
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jun/19/scientists-say-weakness-in-superbug-bacteria-could-herald-new-treatments
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v511/n7507/full/nature13464.html
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/alllife/threedomains.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130718-viruses-pandoraviruses-science-biology-evolution/
http://news.discovery.com/animals/strange-state-of-matter-found-in-chicken-eye-140301.htm
http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S39/32/02E70/
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/scientists-achieve-quantum-teleportation-breakthrough-that-could-prove-einstein-wrong-9462053.html
http://www.washington.edu/news/2013/12/03/spooky-action-builds-a-wormhole-between-entangled-particles/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/13/hidden-ocean-earth-core-underground-video_n_5491692.html
http://www.livescience.com/42904-subduction-zones-transport-water-mantle.html
Video Rating: / 5

Watch More Mind Blow: https://goo.gl/Af7R7H

Mind Blow features the latest news in science, technology and amazing!

*** LINKS TO EVERYTHING ***

Ants Regrew Brain Parts (0:00)
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00114-016-1353-4

Heart Muscle Regenerated (0:15)
http://circres.ahajournals.org/content/118/1/56

Radar Wave Absorbing Flexible Skin (0:30)
http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2016/03/04/meta-skin
http://www.nature.com/articles/srep21921

Bacterium Evolved To Eat PET Plastic (0:51)
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6278/1154

Computer Vision Shutterstock Image Search (1:16)
http://www.shutterstock.com/
http://papers.nips.cc/paper/4824-imagenet-classification-with-deep-convolutional-neural-networks.pdf

Kidney Transplants From Any Donor (2:04)
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1508380#t=articleTop
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/multicenter_study_demonstrates_survival_benefits_of_incompatible_living_donor_kidney_transplants

Nima Gluten Sensor (2:40)
https://nimasensor.com/

Bionic Fingertip (3:02)

BioBot – Robots Powered By Muscle Cells (3:26 )
http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0630biobots2_RashidBashir.html

BioBots Neuron Update (3:34)

http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0939511&HistoricalAwards=false

Sony Future Lab Interactive Tabletop (3:49)
http://www.futurelab.sony.net/

Sony Future Lab

CRACUNS Underwater To Aerial UAV (4:17)

CSIRO Hexapod (4:38)

https://wiki.csiro.au/display/ASL/Legged+Robots

Television Remote Control (1961) (4:51)
https://archive.org/details/Televisi1961

***********************************
ADDITIONAL CREDITS

“ILLUSTRATION: P. HUEY/SCIENCE. From Uwe T. Bornscheuer, SCIENCE 351:1154(2016). Used with permission from AAAS.”

Collecting Plastic Bottles For Recycling From Kibbutz Inbar

Plastic Pollution Image by Mohammedia, Marok
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/S%C3%A5vaedje_distcheyaedje_Ayin_Tekki.JPG

Kidney Transplant Surgery Photo By Tareq Salahuddin
Kidney transplant surgery

Kidney Illustration from Anatomy & Physiology, Connexions
http://cnx.org/contents/FPtK1zmh@8.24:zMTtFGyH@4/Introduction

Ready For The Road – Google Self-Driving Car Project

Vidiemme @SXSW: Sony Future Lab Interactive Tabletop

***********************************

Vsauce Links
Website: http://www.Vsauce.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VsauceTwo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VsauceTwo

Kevin Lieber Links
Instagram: http://instagram.com/kevlieber
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevleeb
Website: http://kevinlieber.com

Music By Jake Chudnow: http://www.youtube.com/user/JakeChudnow
Ending Song – Going Down: http://bit.ly/PHS3Xn

Vsauce: http://www.youtube.com/Vsauce
Vsauce2: http://www.youtube.com/Vsauce2
Vsauce3: http://www.youtube.com/Vsauce3
DONG: http://www.youtube.com/dong
Video Rating: / 5