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Climate Alarmists Foiled: No U.S. Warming Since 2005 | RealClearEnergy
"In January 2005, NOAA began recording temperatures at its newly built U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN). USCRN includes 114 pristinely maintained temperature stations spaced relatively uniformly across the lower 48 states. NOAA selected locations that were far away from urban and land-development impacts that might artificially taint temperature readings."
globalwarming  skepticism  science 
august 2019 by bbrown
Have Aliens Found Us? An Interview with the Harvard Astronomer Avi Loeb About the Mysterious Interstellar Object ‘Oumuamua | The New Yorker
Last year, I wrote a paper about cosmology where there was an unusual result, which showed that perhaps the gas in the universe was much colder than we expected. And so we postulated that maybe dark matter has some property that makes the gas cooler. And nobody cares, nobody is worried about it, no one says it is not science. Everyone says that is mainstream—to consider dark matter, a substance we have never seen. That’s completely fine. It doesn’t bother anyone. But when you mention the possibility that there could be equipment out there that is coming from another civilization—which, to my mind, is much less speculative, because we have already sent things into space—then that is regarded as unscientific. But we didn’t just invent this thing out of thin air. The reason we were driven to put in that sentence was because of the evidence, because of the facts. If someone else has a better explanation, they should write a paper about it rather than just saying what you said.
science  interviews  philosophy  controversies  epistemology 
january 2019 by bbrown
Deep learning for biology
Although these deep-learning networks can be stunningly accurate at making predictions, Finkbeiner says, “it’s still challenging sometimes to figure out what it is the network sees that enables it to make such a good prediction”.
ai  deeplearning  biology  science  medicine 
february 2018 by bbrown
A Private Universe
interviews with Harvard grads and ninth graders about what causes seasons
education  science  videos  psychology  cognition 
august 2017 by bbrown
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