David Cox, an artificial intelligence expert in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was recently a victim of identity fraud. Unlike the standard victim, his identity wasn’t used to open a new credit card or bank account. Instead, Cox’s identity was used to dupe academic publishers into approving research papers written by Chinese nationals.  Cox...

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Most Texans probably knew that the state would have to shut down when weather forecasters said an ice storm was on the way. What they didn’t expect was that a significant portion of the state’s power grid would be shut down, too. Texas’s use of wind power turned a bad storm...

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While we may be at the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of misleading data about the virus is still continuing to spread. The latest irresponsible report came from NBC News. In a viral headline posted on February 13, NBC wrote, “Four people in Oregon who received both...

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Anti-science haters are upset by Tom Vilsack, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be agriculture secretary, because he supports farmers using genetically engineered crops.  Biden nominated Vilsack, the former governor of Iowa, to return to his post as United States Agriculture Secretary. Vilsack served as agriculture secretary under President Barack Obama. Biden...

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Government officials in California might as well have used eminent domain to seize the amount of real estate they are about to take up with frivolous extended Prop 65 warnings.  Proposition 65 was a ballot initiative in 1986 that aimed at protecting consumers from carcinogens in tap water. While the intentions...

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Electric vehicle manufacturers have been touting their cars as the vehicle of the future, in large part because they’re considered an environmentally friendly solution to car pollution. Congress has added credibility to this claim by offering thousands of dollars in tax incentives to electric vehicle owners.  Electric vehicle owners claim they...

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A federal judge overturned an Environmental Protection Agency rule that required the agency to give less credence to studies that did not disclose their underlying raw data.  The rule, which was finalized during the final weeks of the Trump administration, had been developed over years of debate. It would have ensured...

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Newly inaugurated President Joe Biden immediately issued executive orders to target American energy production as part of his effort to mitigate climate change.  Natural gas fracking and crude oil pipelines were the hardest hit. Biden announced that he would halt the construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline while also...

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There are an average of 240,000 water main breaks in the United States each year, sparking widespread boil water advisories that affect millions of Americans. When water mains experience a leak or break, the loss of water pressure—even if just for a few hours—can allow bacteria or other contaminants to seep...

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his plan to help the economy and environment of the Empire State by implementing a massive green energy scheme.  Cuomo announced that New York could be spending billions of dollars to expand solar and wind power in the state. His plan includes the development of...

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