Who's That Noisy
- Answer to last week: mushroom
Science or Fiction
A new study finds that even positive civil comments can undermine the effectiveness of online public service announcements. http://www.asc.upenn.edu/News/PressDetail.aspx?id=137
Scientists find that taking fever-reducing medication when sick with the flu increases the spread of the disease and leads to more flu-related deaths. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/fever-reducing-meds-encourage-spread-of-flu-mcmaster-report-1.2505505
A new analysis concludes that US carbon emissions can be reduced by 40% if all passenger vehicles by 2050 were fully electric. http://news.ncsu.edu/releases/wms-decarolis-edv2014/
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
“On my 70th birthday, I was asked how I felt about mankind’s prospects. This is my reply: We are behaving like yeasts in a brewer’s vat, multiplying mindlessly while greedily consuming the substance of a finite world. If we continue to imitate the yeasts, we will perish as they perish, having exhausted our resources and poisoned ourselves in the lethal brew of our own wastes. Unlike the yeasts, we have a choice. What will it be?” ~ Farley Mowat