Archives for May 6, 2012

You know that Heartland is a non-profit “Think” tank dedicated to ruining science and science education, which became famous for supporting the Tobacco Industry’s position that smoking is not harmful. More recently, Heartland has been involved with science denialism of the anti-climate science variety, opposing the widely held position that global warming is real, human…

Tom Levenson will be on Skeptically Speaking later today, talking about his book Newton and the Counterfeiter.

This just in: Diageo announces it is to end funding of Heartland Institute Diageo, one the world’s largest drinks companies, has announced it will no longer fund the Heartland Institute, a rightwing US thinktank which briefly ran a billboard campaign this week comparing people concerned about climate change to mass murderers and terrorists, such as…

We had a hella storm come through the Twin Cities last night. Some hail, some wind, but piles of lightning. And then this happened in Dinkytown: Lightning struck a high power line, which fell across a couple of parked cars and stayed “live.” The live line heated up the pavement on the street enough that…