Science

Scientists Replay Movie Encoded in DNA

"For the first time, a primitive movie has been encoded in – and then played back from – DNA in living cells. Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health say it is a major step toward a 'molecular recorder' that may someday make it possible to get read-outs, for example, of the changing internal states of neurons as they develop." NIMH

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Earth Day 2017 and the Anti-Scientific ‘March for Science’

"[S]ound science is based on evidence and not climate scaremongering. ... doesn’t work by consensus... tests theories and predictions against observations of the real world...doesn’t intimidate dissenters, manipulate data, attack critics, or play lackey to politics."

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Religion drives skepticism about evolution, but not climate change

"In a recent edition of the journal Environment and Behavior, Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund and her colleagues write that while religious views drive Americans’ rejection of evolution, skepticism about climate change is more a function of political views and lack of confidence in the work of scientists." RNS

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Climate Science, Energy Policy, Poverty, and Christian Faith: How do they Connect?

"In the March 16, 2016, issue of Forbes astrophysicist Ethan Siegel’s article The Next Great Global Warming ‘Hiatus’ is Coming! sought to refute sceptics of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW) by arguing that the apparent lack of statistically significant global warming over roughly the last 18 or 19 years is just one in a series of lulls in a long-term warming trend for which human action is responsible." CW

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