Compared to what was reasonably to be expected, the effect reported by Besbris et al. is tiny. Rather than stressing it, their title had better indicated, that the widely held expectation is as good as refuted. They completely fail to tell us what the error bars in their figure 2 are supposed to mean. Standard deviation, standard error, range, quartiles – we’re not supposed to know. Neither do they discuss Read the rest of this entry »
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The first thing to notice is all the rags consistently calling the appalling drowning of 700 victims an accident . When a criminal gang of traffickers locks and barricades hundreds of people into a ship’s hold and then proceeds to sink the ship, Read the rest of this entry »
Kendler et al. is highly relevant for divorce cases, where the courts’ custodial sentencing all too often deliberately creates fatherless households. As everyone can see, motherly love tends to burn strongest in those countries, mostly Germany and the USA, where custody is coupled to significant monetary entitlement. Naturally the incentive is strongest for less well educated women with prosperous husbands, i.e. those where father deprivation hurts most. Considering the size of the effect, this may well have measurable consequences on the national level.
Die Zeitungen geben vor, bei der Moderation von Kommentaren nach ganz bestimmten, offengelegten Regeln vorzugehen:
Allgemein gilt: Kritische Kommentare und Diskussionen sind willkommen, Beschimpfungen / Beleidigungen hingegen werden entfernt. Wie wir moderieren, erklären wir Read the rest of this entry »
And here we go again, and again it’s none other than the Journal of Archaeological Science. In Piqué et al. there are nine co-authors, several referees and an editor, who have all signed their names to passing the article and not a single one of them has noticed the figure (5) with no labels on the axes whatsoever and a caption Read the rest of this entry »
Something seems to be missing in Normile’s (unreferenced) description. X-ray imaging only works, because the anode is more or less a point source. Muons come from all sides, so you’d need a highly directional detector. How do you achieve that for something that nearly does not interact and can’t be shielded?
The purpose of the agreement being drawn up with Iran is not to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power. The agreement will simply be a fig leaf for the world leaders who have already accepted a nuclear Iran as fact.
By Moshe Feiglin
More than one hundred thousand weapons grade, precise missiles (some of them guided missiles) are lurking on Israel’s northern border. In the era of Google Earth, it is easy to aim them at any strategic target anywhere in Israel. Read the rest of this entry »
This week I look at two more studies about colorectal cancer. Brenner et al. 2009 is the source for Wikipedia’s number of 11.4 % advanced adenomas found in screening. Brenner et al. 2015 extrapolate the number of prevented cases to 180 000 (100k for men plus 80k for women) until death. For 4.4 million screenings Read the rest of this entry »
For thousands of years the Jews dreamed of reclaiming their country. The left had another dream.
By Daniel Greenfield
It dreamed of a country run by bureaucrats that worked only three days a week. It dreamed of unions running monopolies that worked whenever they liked and charged whatever they wanted. It dreamed of children raised on collective farms without parents and of government as a Socialist café debate.