"While it is true that dark matter is inferred to exist and we have not confirmed it directly, that inference is very strong and based on multiple observations. It is also currently the best explanation for all these observations. But yes, there is a question mark next to dark matter until we actually discover the dark matter particle. That is why it is an area of active research."
Time as having two dimensions??
Another article that claims Popper's falsifiability criterion is busted. I absolutely don't get it. There are two claims that supposedly damage the criterion. The first one is real but quite able to be handled. The second one strikes me as absurd. How do flat Earthers and laetrile meet his criterion? Yes, they make falsifiable predictions, but those predictions seem to be wrong. What's the problem?
Review of a new book, Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting.
If you want to understand how memories are formed, appreciate the difference between normal age-related memory lapses and Alzheimer’s, or learn how to improve your memory and reduce the risk of developing dementia, then this is the book for you.
Good smackdown of the prediction of impending doom for honeybees.
The latest numbers on honeybee colonies have been released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and they show that the Beepocalypse we keep being warned about has been postponed for another year.
A downside of wind and solar that you don't hear much about. (With a guest appearance by Kevin McHale.)
"As it turns out, there’s no trick—the perfect karate strike is nothing more than a precise application of Newton’s laws."
By Bjorn Lomberg. Unsurprising but quite important.
We should spend tens of billions to innovate the price of green energy below fossil fuels. Spending trillions on enormous and premature emissions cuts is an unsustainable and ineffective First World approach.
Meanwhile, for a problem that the climatistas keep declaring is a clear and present crisis, it is notable how many recent findings in the mainstream science literature continue to unsettle the matter.
I wish Andrew Steele all the luck in the world. He isn't subject to the Stockholm Syndrome some people have about death:
And what about death? At one point during our conversation, I ask Steele if he imagines a time when dying becomes a choice. He thinks the question is overblown. “Because death is inevitable people have rationalised it as something that drives life, or gives life meaning, or adds some sort of poetry to the human condition,” he says. “But I think, broadly speaking, death is bad. If there was less death in the world, I think most people would agree that was a good thing. And though my passion for treating ageing isn’t driven by reducing the amount of death, it’s driven by reducing ill health in later life, it’s driven by conquering disease, it’s driven by getting rid of suffering, if there’s less death as a side-effect? I don’t think that’s a bad thing.”
UPDATE: link added now.