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Neil Degrasse Tyson: Not Off the Hook Yet

If you haven’t yet heard about the small but significant scandal concerning Neil Degrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist and host of the TV series “Cosmos,” who frequently speaks to audiences about cosmology, climate-change (as they’re calling it this week), and the shocking state of science literacy in America, you will be excused. The scandal has not…

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Huge New Oilfields Discovered In Texas

Peak oil (so-called) is, as we’ve discussed here before, a fairytale of gigantic proportions, and this latest Texas oilfield discovery illustrates precisely why: We begin to know about a resource only when we begin to use the resource. Knowing about that resource includes a cursory calculation of its quantity. The more we use of it,…

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