Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

June 19th, 2022 - 4:51 pm § in Science

Welcome to climate hell

Both poles are recording record-high temperatures. Scientists say they’ve “never seen anything like this,” and warn that while “a heat wave at one pole may be regarded as a warning, heat waves at both poles at once start to look a lot like climate catastrophe. But there’[...]

June 13th, 2022 - 12:56 pm § in Misc., Science

How old are you? How much would you pay to find out?

The calendar lies. You may be younger or older than you think. That’s because chronological and biological age are different. But measuring the latter is tricky. There are several ways to do it, some better than others. Scientists consider “epigenetics” the “gold standardR[...]

June 9th, 2022 - 2:58 pm § in Science

Extinct tortoise found alive!

The last time anybody saw a live Chelonoidis phantasticus was in 1906. But there she is. The tortoise (photo, left) was found on a little-explored volcanic island in the Galápagos archipelago, which helps explain how she crawled under the radar so long. “Everything we knew about this species sai[...]

May 15th, 2022 - 4:25 am § in Misc., Politics, Science

Why you don’t argue with flat-earthers (video)

Because they believe what they believe, and facts and logic won’t sway them, so you’ll get nowhere. Don’t elect them to public office. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

April 13th, 2022 - 9:59 pm § in Science

The biggest comet ever seen

A comet 85 miles in diameter that loops around the sun every 3 million years is the largest comet ever seen. It was spotted in 2014 in images taken in 2010 by a Chilean observatory, was believed to be large because of its brightness, and observations by the Hubble telescope have just confirmed its s[...]

April 7th, 2022 - 9:53 pm § in Science

How long have humans been in North America?

Recent archaeological work in New Mexico suggests people lived there between 23,000 and 21,000 years ago. Watch video below. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 30th, 2022 - 12:10 pm § in Religion, Science

Hubble finds a very old star

It’s the most distant star astronomers have ever seen, “a super-hot, super-bright giant that formed nearly 13 billion years ago at the dawn of the cosmos,” about 900 million years after the Big Bang, Huffington Post says (read story here), adding, “But this luminous blue star[...]

March 21st, 2022 - 12:25 am § in Humor, Science

Bigots dump dog at shelter just for being queer

C’mon, he didn’t bite anyone, all he did was hump another male dog. What’s wrong with that? Talk about “woke.” Well, that’s stiff-necked North Carolinians for you. Probably Trump voters, too. Anyway, Fezco is here (read story here). Wherever he ends up, he’l[...]

March 20th, 2022 - 2:00 am § in Health, Science

Canadian study shows ivermectin is useless for Covid-19

A large clinical trial in Canada has confirmed what medical experts say about treating Covid-19 with ivermectin: It doesn’t work. At all. “In the largest trial yet analyzing the effectiveness of ivermectin on treating the coronavirus, … researchers found that Covid-19 patients at r[...]

March 20th, 2022 - 1:26 am § in Environment, Science

Scientists observe extreme warming at both poles

“Earth’s poles are undergoing simultaneous freakish extreme heat with parts of Antarctica more than 70 degrees (40 degrees Celsius) warmer than average and areas of the Arctic more than 50 degrees (30 degrees Celsius) warmer than average,” NBC News reported on Saturday, March 19, 2022 [...]