Archiv: Homo Sapiens


05:45 [ PRI.org ]

Scientists link Earth’s magnetic reversals to changes in planet’s life and climate

(April 19, 2021)

The researchers examined the rings of the tree to look for changes in the amount of carbon-14 over a period of years, Gramling explains. Carbon-14 is useful not only for dating things, but because the interaction of cosmic rays with molecules in the atmosphere produces a lot of it. And when the Earth has a weakened magnetic field, more cosmic rays hit the planet.

The scientists indeed found a large spike in carbon-14 in the tree, which they could then compare with the rock record that indicated a magnetic reversal. (…)

In addition, there is the documented rise in cave art right about 41,000-42,000 years ago, Gramling points out.

06.09.2021 - 18:51 [ sites.google.com/a/fivestarschools.org ]

The difference between a vaccine and medication

A vaccine is a prevention against any bacteria or viruse. It can act like an agent to protect your body from becoming sick. It can slso weakened antibody production.

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Medication is any substance or substances used in treating disease or illness.

24.08.2021 - 07:56 [ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC.gov ]

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

(27.08.2021)

– If you’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should get tested 3-5 days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative. You should isolate for 10 days if your test result is positive.

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What We Know

– COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19, including severe illness and death.
– COVID-19 vaccines are effective against severe disease and death from variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 currently circulating in the United States, including the Delta variant.
– Infections happen in only a small proportion of people who are fully vaccinated, even with the Delta variant. When these infections occur among vaccinated people, they tend to be mild.
– If you are fully vaccinated and become infected with the Delta variant, you can spread the virus to others.
– People with weakened immune systems, including people who take immunosuppressive medications, may not be protected even if fully vaccinated.

24.08.2021 - 07:49 [ apnews.com ]

Study: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as others

(30.07.2021)

In another dispiriting setback for the nation’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots.

24.08.2021 - 07:39 [ sites.google.com/a/fivestarschools.org ]

The difference between a vaccine and medication

A vaccine is a prevention against any bacteria or viruse. It can act like an agent to protect your body from becoming sick. It can slso weakened antibody production.

(…)

Medication is any substance or substances used in treating disease or illness.

10.08.2021 - 10:48 [ PRI.org ]

Scientists link Earth’s magnetic reversals to changes in planet’s life and climate

(April 19, 2021)

The researchers examined the rings of the tree to look for changes in the amount of carbon-14 over a period of years, Gramling explains. Carbon-14 is useful not only for dating things, but because the interaction of cosmic rays with molecules in the atmosphere produces a lot of it. And when the Earth has a weakened magnetic field, more cosmic rays hit the planet.

The scientists indeed found a large spike in carbon-14 in the tree, which they could then compare with the rock record that indicated a magnetic reversal. (…)

In addition, there is the documented rise in cave art right about 41,000-42,000 years ago, Gramling points out.

10.08.2021 - 09:22 [ KalteSonne.de ]

Sechster Klimareport des IPCC enttäuscht auf ganzer Linie

Genauso kurios ist, dass der Bericht nun beim Extremwetter ziemlich sicher eine menschengemachte Komponente sieht. Das ist schon ziemlich verrückt, denn die meisten Extremwetterarten besitzen in den letzten 150 Jahren gar keinen Trend. Und die Modelle von Friederike Otto und Mitstreitern scheitern regelmäßig bei der Aufgabe, die Extremwetterentwicklung der letzten vorindustriellen Jahrtausende abzubilden. Mit diesen fehlerhaften Modellen wird dann die „Attribution“ also Zuordnung von Mensch vs. Natur vorgenommen. Das ist wie Fahren ohne Führerschein. Der AR6 behandelt das unwahrscheinliche RCP 8.5-Emissionsszenario als wenn es eine plausible Möglichkeit wäre. Ein schwerer Fehler, der Politiker und andere Nichtspezialisten fehlinformiert. Nun wird die Luft dünn für den IPCC, denn mit einer ergebnisoffenen, neutralen Zusammenfassung des Wissensstandes hat der AR6 nichts zu tun. Nur die EINE Seite des wissenschaftlichen Meinungsspektrums ist enthalten. Kritiker durften von vorneherein nicht mitschreiben. Sie konnten als Gutachter ihren Frust abladen und ihre Kritik aufschreiben. Die landete jedoch direkt im Papierkorb. Denn berücksichtigt wurde davon nichts. Die Gutachterpolizei („Review Editors“) sind nämlich vom gleichen politischen Gremium gewählt worden wie die Autoren, dem IPCC Vorstand. Und der wird von den Regierungen gewählt, vor allem den grün-geprägten Umwelministerien der Länder.

10.08.2021 - 09:12 [ Donna Laframboise / Youtube ]

The IPCC: Where’s the Science?

(Mar 11, 2014)

The UN’s climate panel claims to be a ’scientific body.‘ But it’s actually in the business of writing reports that rely on thousands of judgment calls. It’s time to stop pretending that fallible human judgment is ’science.‘

10.08.2021 - 08:50 [ Donna Laframboise / nofrakkingconsensus.com ]

3 Things Scientists Need to Know About the IPCC

(01.09.2015)

The bottom line is that this is a week of naked political horse trading that goes on behind closed doors. Journalists are not allowed to witness what takes place, which is why we’ve been looking at official IPCC photos here. This is what they permit us to see.

It’s only after the diplomats have haggled over this Summary – paragraph by paragraph – that the final version gets officially released at a press conference.

The world is then told that science has spoken. But what’s just happened has nothing to do with science. Scientific truth is not determined in the dead of night by UN-level negotiations. On what planet would such an approach make scientific sense?

But the bad news doesn’t stop there. There’s actually a step in the IPCC process in which the original, lengthy report gets amended so that it conforms to the politically-negotiated Summary. I am not making this up.

15.07.2021 - 10:15 [ Donna Laframboise / nofrakkingconsensus.com ]

3 Things Scientists Need to Know About the IPCC

(01.09.2015)

The bottom line is that this is a week of naked political horse trading that goes on behind closed doors. Journalists are not allowed to witness what takes place, which is why we’ve been looking at official IPCC photos here. This is what they permit us to see.

It’s only after the diplomats have haggled over this Summary – paragraph by paragraph – that the final version gets officially released at a press conference.

The world is then told that science has spoken. But what’s just happened has nothing to do with science. Scientific truth is not determined in the dead of night by UN-level negotiations. On what planet would such an approach make scientific sense?

But the bad news doesn’t stop there. There’s actually a step in the IPCC process in which the original, lengthy report gets amended so that it conforms to the politically-negotiated Summary. I am not making this up.

15.07.2021 - 09:24 [ PRI.org ]

Scientists link Earth’s magnetic reversals to changes in planet’s life and climate

(April 19, 2021)

The researchers examined the rings of the tree to look for changes in the amount of carbon-14 over a period of years, Gramling explains. Carbon-14 is useful not only for dating things, but because the interaction of cosmic rays with molecules in the atmosphere produces a lot of it. And when the Earth has a weakened magnetic field, more cosmic rays hit the planet.

The scientists indeed found a large spike in carbon-14 in the tree, which they could then compare with the rock record that indicated a magnetic reversal. (…)

In addition, there is the documented rise in cave art right about 41,000-42,000 years ago, Gramling points out.

15.07.2021 - 06:18 [ ZDF ]

Neuer EU-Klimaschutzplan : Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung

20 Jahre zu spät, aber jetzt passiert es: Europa soll klimaneutral werden. Erster Schritt: 55 Prozent weniger Treibhausgase bis 2030. Ein Kommentar.

26.05.2021 - 21:42 [ Youtube ]

iHuman

„iHuman“ fragt, welche Konsequenzen die Machtkonzentration der milliardenschweren KI-Industrie hat, die kaum staatliche Regulierung und Transparenz kennt. Einige Experten vergleichen KI mit der Atombombe, da niemand die Konsequenzen dieser neuen Technologie vorhersagen kann.

21.02.2021 - 15:20 [ Heise.de ]

Ist Bill Gates ein Klima-Retter?

Die Klimakrise sei langfristig viel schwerer zu lösen als eine kurzfristige Pandemie:

– Diese sei Ende 2022 besiegt, das Klimaproblem müsse bis spätestens 2050 gelöst sein.
– Es reiche aber nicht, die Treibhausgase bis dahin um 80 oder 90 Prozent zu senken, das Ziel muss Null Treibhausgase sein.
– Die Welt werde bis dahin aber dreimal so viel Strom brauchen wie heute.
– Und dieses Ziel sei nur mit Hilfe von „neuen, supersicheren, kleinen Atomkraftwerken“ erreichbar.

21.02.2021 - 13:05 [ ScienceNews.org ]

50 years ago, scientists named Earth’s magnetic field as a suspect in extinctions

Excerpt from the November 21, 1970 issue of Science News

21.02.2021 - 12:40 [ Science Magazine ]

A global environmental crisis 42,000 years ago

(19.02.2021)

We find that geomagnetic field minima ~42 ka, in combination with Grand Solar Minima, caused substantial changes in atmospheric ozone concentration and circulation, driving synchronous global climate shifts that caused major environmental changes, extinction events, and transformations in the archaeological record.

21.02.2021 - 12:35 [ CNN ]

Reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles may have triggered Neanderthal extinction — and it could happen again

(19.02.2021)

Some 42,000 years ago, in an event known as the Laschamp Excursion, the poles did just that for around 800 years, before swapping back — but scientists were unsure exactly how or if it impacted the world.

Now, a team of researchers from Sydney’s University of New South Wales and the South Australian Museum say the flip, along with changing solar winds, could have triggered an array of dramatic climate shifts leading to environmental change and mass extinctions.

13.02.2021 - 18:36 [ Arte ]

iHuman

Der Dokumentarfilm von Tonje Hessen Schei erzählt von Künstlicher Intelligenz, Macht und sozialer Kontrolle. Mit einzigartigem Zugang zur boomenden KI-Industrie zeigt er, wie die mächtigste Technologie aller Zeiten unsere Gesellschaft, unsere Zukunft und unser Selbstverständnis verändert.

02.02.2021 - 08:02 [ BusinessInsider.com ]

Elon Musk says Neuralink implanted a chip in a monkey’s brain, and now he ‚can play video games using his mind‘

Neuralink has been testing neural interfaces on animals for years. In a video released last year, Neuralink demonstrated its work on a pig named Gertrude.

02.02.2021 - 08:00 [ BusinessInsider.com ]

Elon Musk says there’s a chance his AI-brain-chip company will be putting implants in humans within a year

(May 7, 2020)

Elon Musk says the brain implant his company Neuralink is working on could potentially be ready to be put inside a patient within a year.
Musk made similar claims in 2019, saying that he hoped to have an implant in a patient by the end of 2020.

01.02.2021 - 21:30 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Elon Musk says he has ‘totally happy’ monkey with brain chip so it can play video games using its mind

Elon Musk has revealed that his Neuralink startup has implanted a wireless chip into a monkey’s brain in order to allow it to play video games.

The technology billionaire, who also heads SpaceX and Tesla, said the monkey “looks totally happy” and that Neuralink’s facilities meet US regulatory requirements.

10.11.2020 - 18:15 [ University of Oxford ]

Science reveals secrets behind the success of Game of Thrones

In other words, Martin keeps his characters’ networks within the limits that his readers’ human minds were designed by evolution to cope with.

20.10.2020 - 11:58 [ ORF.at ]

Wird die Menschheit immer klüger?

Man könnte es auch in den Worten von James Flynn ausdrücken: Das 20. Jahrhundert hat gezeigt, wie groß die kognitiven Reserven sind.

15.09.2020 - 12:52 [ Donna Laframboise / nofrakkingconsensus.com ]

3 Things Scientists Need to Know About the IPCC

(01.09.2015)

The bottom line is that this is a week of naked political horse trading that goes on behind closed doors. Journalists are not allowed to witness what takes place, which is why we’ve been looking at official IPCC photos here. This is what they permit us to see.

It’s only after the diplomats have haggled over this Summary – paragraph by paragraph – that the final version gets officially released at a press conference.

The world is then told that science has spoken. But what’s just happened has nothing to do with science. Scientific truth is not determined in the dead of night by UN-level negotiations. On what planet would such an approach make scientific sense?

But the bad news doesn’t stop there. There’s actually a step in the IPCC process in which the original, lengthy report gets amended so that it conforms to the politically-negotiated Summary. I am not making this up.

05.08.2020 - 20:06 [ FRESH Movie Trailers / Youtube ]

Men In Black 3 „Look Right Here“ …

In this clip, MIB’s Agent J and Agent K (Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones) control a crowd of witnesses with the famous neuralyzer (or flashy thing)…

04.08.2020 - 20:52 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Yair Netanyahu: I show my father videos of ‚aliens‘ from protests

The original tweet, which was later deleted from the Galey Israel account, read: „My dad is a strong man, he sees what we all see, these aliens at the protests, it’s funny to him, it’s like entertainment.“

Later, Yair Netanyahu attempted to clarify his words in another tweet.

14.05.2020 - 20:45 [ inverse.com ]

The Sun’s midlife crisis could be making it stand out in the universe

(30.04.2020)

„The solar dynamo is one of the last unsolved mysteries of solar physics,“ Reinhold says. „We don’t really know why it’s 11 years long, or how it is generated.“

Other stars also run on cycles, but theirs varies from three years to eight years.

Although the researchers aren’t quite sure what makes the Sun so unique, they have a few possible explanations.

08.05.2020 - 19:46 [ northsidesun.com ]

It’s all about the data

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have all been reminded of the importance of data. We see the daily number of diagnosed cases, the numbers of hospital beds, the number of ventilators and most of all — the number of deaths from the virus. We are getting a little of the pain that our parents and grandparents must have suffered when they received reports from the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific during World War II. They worried daily about their loved ones in the midst of so many dying.

22.01.2020 - 22:02 [ Dr. Jessie Christiansen ‏/ Twitter ]

I have always been interested in galactic archaeology, but I don’t think this is what they meant. Did you know that dinosaurs lived on the other side of the Galaxy?

(28.08.2019)

02.01.2020 - 16:57 [ Dr. Jessie Christiansen ‏/ Twitter ]

I have always been interested in galactic archaeology, but I don’t think this is what they meant. Did you know that dinosaurs lived on the other side of the Galaxy?

(28.08.2019)

29.12.2019 - 15:17 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Why Everything Is Fucked

The most powerful early humans were the cleverest humans, the ones who understood how to use this new capacity for language and abstract thought to their own advantage. They realized that by simply saying something is true in a sufficiently confident way, they could persuade the less clever humans to treat it as true.

Those clever humans used this newfound ability to place themselves in charge, and to make a bunch of rules to be passed down from generation to generation proclaiming that the less powerful humans must submit to the more powerful humans. Over the generations these rules became more and more numerous and complex, weaving in moralism, codes of filial piety, and insane, power-serving religions glorifying meekness, obedience and poverty.

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But then, I believe in miracles.

15.11.2019 - 20:48 [ New York Times ]

I’m Sorry, Is Impeachment Not Entertaining Enough for You?

I wonder whether this is where hundreds of channels, dozens of streaming services and the internet have ultimately left us. In a world where there’s news breaking on social media every one-thousandth of a second, and you can hit ‘refresh’ all day long, is it too much to expect that voters will spend hours listening to sober civil servants with complicated stories and pocket squares?

15.11.2019 - 15:00 [ businessinsider.fr ]

A NASA scientist’s incredible animation shows how dinosaurs roamed the Earth on the other side of the Milky Way galaxy

Our sun orbits the galaxy’s center, so many dinosaurs roamed the Earth while the planet was on the other side of the Milky Way.

Our solar system’s orbit keeps us just the right distance from the galaxy’s chaotic center for life to exist.

15.11.2019 - 12:27 [ Dr. Jessie Christiansen ‏/ Twitter ]

I have always been interested in galactic archaeology, but I don’t think this is what they meant. Did you know that dinosaurs lived on the other side of the Galaxy?

18.10.2019 - 19:48 [ CNN ]

Is this how we’ll live on Mars?

„The climate crisis is — rightly — frightening a lot of people, and there is a tendency to think of Mars as a sort of escape hatch for humanity, a planet B, which is very dangerous and problematic,“ said Watson.

13.07.2019 - 16:26 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Wirtschaft sympathisiert mit CO2-Steuer

„Wir brauchen in Europa oder in allen Industriestaaten eine CO2-Steuer, die berechenbar langfristig steigt“, sagte Frank Appel, Chef der Deutschen Post, der „Rheinischen Post“. „Dann können sich Konsumenten und Unternehmen in ihrem Verhalten anpassen und gezielt in Anlagen investieren, die den Ausstoß von CO2 begrenzen.“

26.04.2019 - 21:44 [ Metro.co.uk ]

Gorilla selfie park ranger explains how he got incredible picture

Mathieu said: ‘In terms of behaviour, they like to mimic everything that is happening (around them), everything we do.’

He said the caretakers at Senkwekwe Mountain Gorilla Orphanage Centre try to give the animals as much access as possible to their natural environment, but they inevitably exhibit ‘almost the same behaviour as humans.’

20.11.2018 - 14:33 [ Nicolas Lewis / judithcurry.com ]

A major problem with the Resplandy et al. ocean heat uptake paper

(6.11.2018) I wanted to make sure that I had not overlooked something in my calculations, so later on November 1st I emailed Laure Resplandy querying the ΔAPOClimate trend figure in her paper and asking for her to look into the difference in our trend estimates as a matter of urgency, explaining that in view of the media coverage of the paper I was contemplating web-publishing a comment on it within a matter of days. To date I have had no substantive response from her, despite subsequently sending a further email containing the key analysis sections from a draft of this article.

How might Laure Resplandy [xiv] have miscalculated the ΔAPOClimate trend as 1.16 per meg per year?

20.11.2018 - 14:31 [ investors.com ]

Global Warming: Another Doomsday Climate Model Flunks A Math Test

(15.11.2018) Media around the world seized upon the report as yet another indicator of climate-change doom and runaway global warming. No surprise, since most of the media faithfully adhere to the Holy Church of Global Warming.

20.11.2018 - 12:49 [ Cornell University / sciencedaily.com ]

What did birds and insects do during the 2017 solar eclipse? Radar study finds less activity during the event

(15.11.2018) Many bird species were in the beginning stages of their fall migration, and recent developments in computing power, big data processing, and machine learning set the stage for the completion of a much-needed continental-scale analysis.

The next solar eclipse over the continental U.S. is in the spring — April 8, 2024 — and Nilsson is looking forward to …