Posts Tagged ‘Science hype’

May 15th, 2018 - 9:42 pm § in Hypocrisy

Tesla: It was a human error to depend on the robot

Elon Musk admits that Tesla relied on ‘excessive automation,’ says ‘humans are underrated’ BY TAYLOR SOPER on April 13, 2018  Tesla relied too much on robots, and not enough on humans. That’s what Elon Musk admitted on Friday, tweeting that “excessive automation at Tesla was a mistak[...]

March 15th, 2018 - 9:32 am § in Science


“After A Year In Space, NASA Astronaut’s Genes Have Changed. Possibly For Good.” The Huff Post says that Scott Kelly’s genes changed after a year in space.  Genes are DNA.  The science from NASA reports that things that the messages being sent, RNA, from Mr. Kelly’s genes[...]

February 11th, 2017 - 1:45 am § in Misc.

Re-educating the public

Overturning Citizen’s United won’t change the electorate or outdated instruction. “Industry’s war against science isn’t limited to climate change. A host of public relations campaigns over the last five decades have spent billions of dollars with the express purpose of sowing p[...]

February 2nd, 2017 - 12:49 pm § in Misc.

Hype vs Hope in Science

Fast Company Sponsored · Say someone tried to sell you a pill that could boost your energy, improve your body’s ability to repair its DNA, and keep you healthier as you get older. It mi… See More One Of The World’s Top Aging Researchers Has A Pill To Keep You Feeling Young Elysium Health [...]

January 25th, 2017 - 1:36 am § in Misc.

Science Hype: NASA Prepares for an alien pregnancy in space.

NASA sent a miniaturized DNA sequencer designed for microgravity, called the Biomolecule Sequencer,  to the International Space Station as part of he cargo launched on July 18 aboard a SpaceX Dragon craft. According to NASA, the miniaturised equipment  the Biomolecule Sequencer, , will allow astr[...]

November 10th, 2016 - 8:46 am § in Donald Trump, Misc., Science

Trump vs Science

What will President Trump mean for science? Trump’s climate change skepticism and pledge to cut federal spending has many researchers worried about science under his administration. WASHINGTONPOST.COM|BY SARAH KAPLAN[...]

July 5th, 2016 - 11:45 am § in Misc.

Scientists Discover Schmooballs

There is already a name for this .. the schmoo. This borders on the silly things rich folks who do not understand science (aka Bill Gates for this one) spend money on.   First, to be truly free of animal sources, the medium used to grow the cells that make this meat would need to […][...]

April 20th, 2016 - 9:16 am § in Misc.

RACISM: Two sides

This upsets the black lives matter people.  What they need to understand is that every medical study is required now to classify folks by race.    If I want to find a drug to treat arthritis, I will be required to include “black” people because their “race” may determine h[...]

April 20th, 2016 - 9:05 am § in Misc.

Science Hype: An anti-aging startup hopes to elude the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and death at the same time.

Elysium Health says it will be turning chemicals that lengthen the lives of mice and worms in the laboratory into over-the-counter vitamin pills that people can take to combat aging. The startup is being founded by Leonard Guarente, an MIT biologist who is 62 (“unfortunately,” he says) a[...]

January 19th, 2016 - 11:05 am § in Misc., Science

Is Eric Lander Doing “the Watson?”

“The paper is a bald-faced effort to stake a claim for Zhang, and the Broad stands to profit royally.” Eric Lander is a great man,.  To many of us in biology, Eric ranks with Einstein and Oppenheimer .. not only for his discoveries but for his leadership as president and director of the Broad I[...]