Science

Death by intravenous “turmeric”: Why licensed naturopaths are no safer than any other naturopath [Respectful Insolence]

March seemed to be naturopathic quackery month. Let’s face it, although, every month is naturopathic quackery month. It’s just that in March there had been two stories that actually caught my eye. The initial was the story of a naturopath in Bowling Green named Juan Sanchez, who was gunned down in his office 1 Friday evening, allegedly by the distraught ...

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Comments of the Week #156: from fermions and bosons to saving particle physics [Starts With A Bang]

“There is a fine line among censorship and good taste and moral responsibility.” -Stephen Spielberg Another week complete of wonderful science stories has gone by here at Starts With A Bang, and there are some exciting and amazing announcements! We welcomed a new contributor, Jess Shanahan, to our ranks I identified out that Forbes has made me their official Star ...

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What Financial Markets Can Teach Us About Managing Climate Risks

Price of Carbon By MICHAEL GREENSTONE April 4, 2017 Say an investor had only two alternatives of what to place income in: gold or stocks. Gold has an typical annual rate of return of three %, even though the stock market place delivers a healthier 5 %. Which must the investor select? Seems straightforward, proper? Take the larger payout. But annual averages ...

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To Curb Global Warming, Science Fiction May Become Fact

April four, 2017 Eduardo Porter Financial SCENE Remember “Snowpiercer”? In the delirious sci-fi thriller by the Korean director Bong Joon-ho, an try to engineer the climate and quit worldwide warming goes horribly incorrect. The planet freezes. Only the passengers on a train endlessly circumnavigating the globe survive. These in 1st class eat sushi and quaff wine. Folks in steerage consume ...

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Coal Is on the Way Out at Electric Utilities, No Matter What Trump Says

By CORAL DAVENPORT April five, 2017 WASHINGTON — In Web page, Ariz., the operators of the Navajo Generating Station, the biggest coal-fired energy plant in the West, have announced plans to close it by 2019. The electric utility Dayton Energy &amp Light will shut two coal plants in southern Ohio by next year. Across the country, at least six other coal-fired power ...

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South African Court Ends Ban on Sale of Rhinoceros Horns

By RUSSELL GOLDMAN April five, 2017 A court in South Africa successfully overturned a national ban on the trade of rhinoceros horns, a move that was celebrated by the country’s commercial rhino breeders but condemned by animal preservation groups. “This court has concluded that the application should be dismissed,” the Constitutional Court mentioned in a one-paragraph order that ended the government’s attempts ...

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No ‘Death Spiral’: Insurers May Soon Profit From Obamacare Plans, Analysis Finds

By REED ABELSON April 7, 2017 In contrast to the dire pronouncements from President Trump and other Republicans, the demise of the individual insurance market place appears significantly exaggerated, according to a new financial evaluation released Friday. The evaluation, by Common &amp Poor’s, looked at the performance of a lot of Blue Cross plans in nearly 3 dozen states because President Barack ...

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Dogs Do Their Duty for Science

April 7, 2017 By ANDY NEWMAN The young woman with the clipboard had an unusual request. It was a chilly Thursday morning a couple of weeks ago at a new dog park on the East River in Queens. The sun glinted tough on the choppy water. Off-leash dogs ran up and down little hills of concrete as the lady explained ...

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