Monthly Archives: April 2011

Youcut Review: A way to engage the public in science or a witchhunt?

So have you heard about this?  You too can be a grant panel reviewer with zero specialized scientific knowledge!  Wired.com discusses it here and I’d like to know what you think.  Basically you can review NSF grants and tell congressman … Continue reading

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Biomass Plants Polluting like Coal Plants?

From http://www.iwatchnews.org/2011/04/26/4338/unlikely-polluters: “Just 12 miles apart in the belly of California, a pair of 12.5 megawatt power plants fouled the air with a toxic brew of pollutants — nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, ammonia and particulate matter. They released … Continue reading

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Is an “open mind” just not built into human nature?

So lets kick off this site with an thought provoking question that is much broader than issues with energy but certainly applies, as I will discuss. I was reading this interesting article which reviews some studies in human psychology that … Continue reading

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