Archive for August 8th, 2021

August 8th, 2021 - 10:53 pm § in Health, Law and Courts

Can a judge condition probation on vaccination?

An Ohio judge gave a drug defendant 60 days to get vaccinated as a probation condition (read story here). The man apparently would rather go to jail, or at least his lawyers are waiting to see what the judge does after the 60 days are up, with no vaccination. So, how about that? Is this […][...]

August 8th, 2021 - 10:08 pm § in Health

8/8/21 Covid-19 status report

A gusher of bad news … 107,000 daily new cases, 66,000 in hospitals Ambitious GOP governors “gamble with children’s lives” (story here) Scientists warn a “doomsday” variant may be coming (story here) Florida children’s hospitals are “overwhelmed” (story here) Unvaccinated 2x[...]

August 8th, 2021 - 7:32 pm § in Science

Trying to explain dark matter

Scientists haven’t detected it, and can’t show it exists; they infer it does. Mathematics argues galaxies should be tearing themselves apart unless they have 10 times more mass than we can see. So scientists have tried to explain the gravity holding galaxies together by postulating the e[...]

August 8th, 2021 - 7:07 pm § in Environment, Politics, Science

Climate experts: “Almost out of time”

“As the world battles historic droughts, landscape-altering wildfires and deadly floods, a landmark report from global scientists says the window is rapidly closing to cut our reliance on fossil fuels and avoid catastrophic changes that would transform life as we know it,” CNN reported o[...]