Renowned Physicist, Social Activist Stephen Hawking Dead at 76

teleSUR | March 14, 2018

In addition to his achievement in science, Hawking was a longstanding activist for numerous social causes.

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, the U.K. Press Association reported on Tuesday, citing a spokesman for the family.

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New Cuban vaccine to be released next year

Granma | January 24, 2018

Photo: Radioreloj

A new and effective Pneumococcal with conjugates against the seven most common serotypes, will be available next year, project leaders announced, January 24.
Developed by the Finlay Institute, the vaccine will be registered under the trademark: Quimi-Vio and be available nationwide, explained Dagmar García, the center’s director of Research, speaking to Prensa Latina.Read More »

US: The Disinformation Playbook: New Website Exposes Tactics of Attacks on Science

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) | October 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – Funding fake studies. Intimidating and silencing scientists. Manufacturing doubt. Buying credibility. Manipulating federal policy processes. It’s a pattern we’ve seen repeatedly, from the tobacco industry and fossil fuel producers to soda manufacturers and the National Football League. With a new website, the Disinformation Playbook, the Union of Concerned Scientists is offering the tools to fight back. Read More »

Scientists Uncover Evidence that Cancer is Entirely a Man Made Disease

by SatyaRaj

Alternative News Network | July 22, 2017

Cancer

Finally Confirmed: Cancer is entirely a man-made disease:

It’s caused mostly by dietary intake and pollution in their environment.

At the University of Manchester’s KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology in England, in 2010, after looking over remains and literature from ancient Greece and Egypt, looked into earlier periods too, a study had included the first historical case of cancer in an Egyptian mummy. 

This published study from Nature Reviews Cancer, notes that researchers only found one case of cancer while looking into hundred of Egyptian mummies.Read More »

Stephen Hawking says Trump’s climate policy could “push the Earth over the brink”

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Professor Stephen Hawking. Source: Internet

On his 75th birthday, one of the world’s greatest scientists, Prof. Stephen Hawking told BBC News that U.S President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could lead to a point where climate change is ‘irreversible’.

Expressing great concern for the future of the human species, Prof. Hawking told BBC:

“We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump’s action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulphuric acid.”Read More »

Science, ecology and socialism must intersect

Green Left Weekly | June 23, 2017

The Peoples Climate March in New York, on September 21, 2014.

In his new book A Redder Shade of Green, Canadian ecosocialist activist and Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus says ecosocialism must be based on a careful and deliberate synthesis of Marxist social science and Earth system science — a 21st century rebirth of scientific socialism.

A Redder Shade of Green was published this month by Monthly Review Press. It can be purchased directly from the publisher, or from most online booksellers. Its introduction is abridged below.

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Trump abandons science with climate walk-out

by Alex Kirby

Climate News Network | June 02, 2017

Rejecting science seems a strange way of hoping to make America great again.Image: Mark Nozell via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON, 2 June, 2017 – President Donald Trump abandons science with his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change, saying: “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris” – a wonderfully clear statement of his inability to recognise that the Earth shares one atmosphere.Read More »

#MarchForScience: Thousands protest in over 600 cities around the world

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Source: March For Science

Thousands of people around the world took part in the inaugural March for Science as part of this year’s Earth Day celebrations.

In over 600 cities, from Washington to Sydney, scientists and science enthusiasts marched in what is seen as a global response to anti-science, climate change-denying rhetoric and policies from governments around the world.

The main event began in Washington DC at 10:00am local time, Saturday.Read More »

Should we resort to solar geoengineering to fight climate crisis?

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Should we tinker with the environment? Scientists are investigating whether releasing tons of particulates into the atmosphere might be good for the planet. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea.

A report by Jon Gertner on April 18, 2017 in The New York Times Magazine said:

“For the past few years, the Harvard professor David Keith has been sketching this vision: Ten Gulfstream jets, outfitted with special engines that allow them to fly safely around the stratosphere at an altitude of 70,000 feet, take off from a runway near the Equator. Their cargo includes thousands of pounds of a chemical compound – liquid sulfur, let’s suppose – that can be sprayed as a gas from the aircraft. It is not a one-time event; the flights take place throughout the year, dispersing a load that amounts to 25,000 tons. If things go right, the gas converts to an aerosol of particles that remain aloft and scatter sunlight for two years. The payoff? A slowing of the earth’s warming – for as long as the Gulfstream flights continue.Read More »