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GOOGLE ABANDONS DOG:

July 24, 2017

It shouldn’t take an inordinate amount of re-engineering to adapt these robots to enable people with a disability to explore the countryside off-road just as able-bodied people can.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/06/09/google-sells-robot-dog-company-boston-dynamics-softbank/

INSINCERITY:

July 8, 2017

The BBC has come under increasing criticism over its Brexit coverage.

A spokeswoman denies the criticism by saying, “The BBC takes impartiality incredibly seriously and we are covering Brexit developments in depth by examining all the perspectives and arguments. We have a wide range of voices on air and will continue to do so.”
“incredibly” – Why not simply say “The BBC takes impartiality seriously or very seriously “? This over-used word often suggests insincerity. Is the use of this word a superlative or a “Freudian slip”? The word “incredible” means unbelievable! The BBC should get its act together and play fair.

https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/politics/brexiteers-declare-war-bbc-accusing-pro-remain-bias/

FANTASY OR REALITY?

June 30, 2017

If these are the opportunities that await us we must boldly take them.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/823065/Brexit-news-leaving-EU-economic-boom-North-think-tank-boss

ADVENTURE:

June 25, 2017

Two people attempt to fly around the world and are lost forever.

https://www.biography.com/people/amelia-earhart-9283280

https://www.history.com/news/amelia-earharts-navigator-the-life-and-loss-of-fred-noonan

http://tighar.org/Projects/Earhart/AEdescr.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/07/05/new-photo-may-prove-amelia-earhart-captured-japanese/451521001/

NOT THE MISSING PAIR?


Photo: Photograph courtesy of Les Kinney/U.S. National Archives)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/07/12/history-channel-investigating-claims-amelia-earhart-photo-and-documentary-timeline/471360001/

OWN GOAL!

June 9, 2017

OWN GOAL!

This must be the most spectacular own goal in British political history.

The way to good health is glutton free!

NICE ONE BORIS!

May 16, 2017

Britain shouldn’t be forced into conditional and protracted negotiations over different aspects of Brexit.
Each topic should be discussed independently on its own merit.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/804784/Brexit-EU-exit-negotiated-one-package-Boris-Johnson

SCIENCE:

May 6, 2017

“Science is a process, not a product.”

This post is NOT about climate change.

GOOD SCIENCE?

A study has been carried out to determine the cause of statin side-effects.

According to the results of this study the side-effects of taking statins weren’t caused by the drug itself but psychologically – a kind of hypnotic effect; Belief is a very powerful force, which is why serious studies are always conducted “double-blind” (Where neither the patient nor doctor knows whether the pills are real or dummies.)

This appears to be a very serious study professionally carried out, but there are serious caveats; The lead author of the study takes the drug himself and the study was paid for by Pfizer – the producer of the drug. This doesn’t mean that the results aren’t genuine, but one would be more confident if such a study were financed by an independent body.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4467982/Tens-thousands-die-scared-statins.html

An ecological study

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2017/07/10/earth-faces-sixth-mass-extinction/465655001/

FAD SCIENCE:

Is the “good health” industry distorting science to create a “band-wagon” effect?

A study by Harvard University has found no correlation between gluten and coronary heart disease.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/02/gluten-free-diet-should-not-eaten-people-not-coeliac-say-scientists/

Put it ON your body, not IN your body!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/06/16/coconut-oil-isnt-healthy-its-never-been-healthy/402719001

The way to good health is glutton free! – and TRANS fat!

Lose weight and look fit – but don’t overdo it!

http://www.world-heart-federation.org/cardiovascular-health/cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors/obesity/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions-high-blood-cholesterol-in-depth-trans-fat/ART-20046114

http://thehill.com/regulation/healthcare/245093-fda-to-phase-out-trans-fat

SPECULATION:

https://www.rt.com/news/388245-big-bang-bounce-hawking-letter/

SCIENCE MARCHES:

https://www.marchforscience.com/mission-and-vision/

“As YOU have told us, science is critical to our future – science protects our water and air, extends our lives and improves our health, protects our planet, and brings our imagination to life.”

https://www.marchforscience.com/why-we-march/

Science has also given us the labour saving technologies that we have become used to – many of which wouldn’t have been possible in a repressive society. It was only by living in a free and democratic society that those inquiring minds were able to do experiments and publish and develop their ideas.

PROUD TO BE BRITISH

April 5, 2017

But they must have the slots in them!

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/786788/brexit-passport-design-uk-dark-blue-home-office-project-eu-article-50

BIOMASS: THE NEW GREEN COAL?

April 1, 2017

Biomass energy, as a “greener” alternative to fossil fuels is contested.

http://www.pfpi.net/trees-trash-and-toxics-how-biomass-energy-has-become-the-new-coal

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/789018/heat-network-funding-scheme-council-government-funding

U.S. TO WEAKEN ON-LINE PRIVACY?

March 29, 2017

http://aa.com.tr/en/americas/us-congress-votes-to-scrap-internet-privacy-protections/781862