• (ACHILLEASKOSTOULAS) – In case you missed it, the ‘big story’ in academic news in the past week was the retraction of more than 120 papers that had been published by Springer and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). The retraction followed the discovery, by Dr. Cyril Labbé of Joseph Fourier University, (more…)

  • (WALL STREET JOURNAL) Reporting on the environmental movement has always required a certain sense of humor. And now we have an expedition launched in part to study the melting of Antarctic ice sheets that has been trapped since Christmas in ice so thick that rescue attempts have failed to reach the frozen vessel. (more…)

  • (THE ECONOMIST) – A SIMPLE idea underpins science: “trust, but verify”.  Results should always be subject to challenge from experiment. That simple but powerful idea has generated a vast body of knowledge. Since its birth in the 17th century, modern science has changed the world beyond recognition, and overwhelmingly for the better. (more…)

    (WASHINGTON EXAMINER) – A new Gallup survey shows a stark partisan divide in Americans’ beliefs on global warming. (more…)


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