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Canadian Scientists Explain Exactly How Their Government Silenced Science
It wasn’t just climate research. Rock snot, sharks and polar bears: All were off-limits during the Harper administration
By Joshua Rapp Learn

“A survivor’s guide to being a muzzled scientist.”  

Get a personal e-mail address, start your own blog and make sure there are multiple copies of your datasets. “Get anonymous, get online. Let people know what’s going on,“ Rennie says. “Folks that are in academia, that have tenure, that have a bit more job security and have more of an ability to speak their mind can help those in the public service that are challenged with these situations.”

“Disservice is too mild a word” to describe the effect of this muzzling, says Steven Campana, a shark scientist who spent 32 years working for Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans:

 “It’s a cheat for the taxpaying public because it’s the taxpaying public that is funding this government research. When that research leads to very positive things, or even if it’s negative, the people that paid for it deserve to hear about it.”

Source: Smithsonian Magazine

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The Ningen is a strange humanoid creature that is often seen in Antarctic waters by Japanese government operated whale research ships. The creature is commonly reported as being 20 to 30 meters long and completely white; typically they are a human-shape with arms and legs that are easily seen which caused them to get their name. Its skin is usually described as smooth and sometimes blubbery. Ningens are mostly sighted at night. Many people try to dismiss the Ningen as a deformed whale or a large ray. Some even say it could be an alien being as many UFOs are found in Antarctica. The people that have witnessed them, however, claim that these beings are definitely alive considering they were first thought to be submarines before getting closer to them.

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I HAVE INCLUDED SOME SCREENSHOTS FOR SCIENCE PURPOSES AND FOR RESEARCH AND FOR ARCHIVAL SCIENCY REASONS.

LIKE THIS IS FOR SCIENCE.

SCIENCE SLUMBER PARTY

BULGE SCIENCE (one of the more PRESTIGIOUS sciences) 

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CHEST SCEINCE.

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It is “extremely likely” that human activities are the “dominant cause” of global warming, according to the the most comprehensive study ever of climate science by U.S. government researchers.

The climate report, obtained by NPR, notes that the past 115 years are “the warmest in the history of modern civilization.” The global average temperature has increased by about 1.8 degree Fahrenheit over that period. Greenhouse gases from industry and agriculture are by far the biggest contributor to warming.

The findings contradict statements by President Trump and many of his Cabinet members, who have openly questioned the role humans play in changing the climate.

“I believe that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in an interview earlier this year. “There’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact.”

That is not consistent with the conclusions of the 600-plus page Climate Science Special Report, which is part of an even larger scientific review known as the fourth National Climate Assessment. The NCA4, as it’s known, is the nation’s most authoritative assessment of climate science. The report’s authors include experts from leading scientific agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and the Department of Energy, as well as academic scientists.

The report states that the global climate will continue to warm. How much, it says, “will depend primarily on the amount of greenhouse gases (especially carbon dioxide) emitted globally.” Without major reductions in emissions, it says, the increase in annual average global temperature could reach 9 degrees Fahrenheit relative to pre-industrial times. Efforts to reduce emissions, it says, would slow the rate of warming.

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause

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A list of good tips:

1. Go vegan! I don’t mean plant-based, I mean full on vegan!! Take time to replace everything you have and use to vegan and cruelty-free because we are animals too! We are NOT better than any other sentient being on this beautiful Earth and do not deserve more freedom and quality of life than they do.

2. Get away from processed junk! Try to eat as fully raw as possible. Whole foods are your best friend and were made to give us exactly all we need. The protein and other crap that society pushes us to think we need from animals is second-hand. The only reason meat has protein is because the animals eat it straight from the source: PLANTS! Processed foods strip away all the good things and replace them with chemicals, fillers, preservatives and poisons.

3. Holistic remedies are your best friend and cheaper than going to a doctor and paying for insurance, co-pays, medications etc. Do you know how many benefits apple cider vinegar has? Do your research.

4. Only drink water and organic juices. Do not drink artificial drinks like soda, gatorade, powdered teas etc. Our bodies are not meant to take all the chemicals in these drinks either. They WILL KILL YOU.

5. Switch your laundry detergent, make up, deodorant, soap, shampoo, lotions, perfumes/colognes, etc. to vegan, cruelty-free, and natural products. Get away from all the garbage being fed to you to keep you sick and slaving. GET AWAY FROM FLOURIDE!!!

6. Meditate. Take time for yourself and clear your head of negativity. Just like you take care of your body by eating clean and being active, you need to take care of your mind and soul.

7. Work your body. Get your muscles moving and keep them happy.

8. Get rest. Sleep is important for energy and to help the body rid you of toxins.

9. Forgive, understand and love. You need to be strong to not let your anger and hate get the best of you. It is negative and hurts the soul and spiritual growth.

10. Learn to cook. Cook most if not all the food going in your mouth. Be in control of what fuels your body.

11. OILS ARE BAD. Olive oil, coconut oil,  sunflower oil, sesame oil, etc. are processed foods. They are fruits, seeds and veggies that have had all the nutritional value taken out and as a result you are left with pure fat. It does nothing but boost your cholesterol. Oil-free cooking is possible and delicious. There are plenty of recipes online you could try.

12. Never take the information you see in the media or from the government at face value. Question everyone and everything. Question me too! I encourage you to fact check the things I say and fact check everything everyone says. Make sure you know the world around you because it is YOUR responsibility to take your safety and life in your own hands. Don’t be sheep! 

Five Ways the International Space Station’s National Lab Enables Commercial Research

A growing number of commercial partners use the International Space Station National Lab. With that growth, we will see more discoveries in fundamental and applied research that could improve life on the ground.

Space Station astronaut Kate Rubins was the first person to sequence DNA in microgravity.

Since 2011, when we engaged the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to manage the International Space Station (ISS) National Lab, CASIS has partnered with academic researchers, other government organizations, startups and major commercial companies to take advantage of the unique microgravity lab. Today, more than 50 percent of CASIS’ experiments on the station represent commercial research.

Here’s a look at five ways the ISS National Lab is enabling new opportunities for commercial research in space.

1. Supporting Commercial Life Sciences Research

One of the main areas of focus for us in the early origins of the space station program was life sciences, and it is still a major priority today. Studying the effects of microgravity on astronauts provides insight into human physiology, and how it evolves or erodes in space. CASIS took this knowledge and began robust outreach to the pharmaceutical community, which could now take advantage of the microgravity environment on the ISS National Lab to develop and enhance therapies for patients on Earth. Companies such as Merck, Eli Lilly & Company, and Novartis have sent several experiments to the station, including investigations aimed at studying diseases such as osteoporosis, and examining ways to enhance drug tablets for increased potency to help patients on Earth. These companies are trailblazers for many other life science companies that are looking at how the ISS National Lab can advance their research efforts.

2. Enabling Commercial Investigations in Material and Physical Sciences

Over the past few years, CASIS and the ISS National Lab also have seen a major push toward material and physical sciences research by companies interested in enhancing their products for consumers. Examples range from Proctor and Gamble’s investigation aimed at increasing the longevity of daily household products, to Milliken’s flame-retardant textile investigation to improve protective clothing for individuals in harm’s way, and companies looking to enhance materials for household appliances. Additionally, CASIS has been working with a variety of companies to improve remote sensing capabilities in order to better monitor our oceans, predict harmful algal blooms, and ultimately, to better understand our planet from a vantage point roughly 250 miles above Earth.

3. Supporting Startup Companies Interested in Microgravity Research 

CASIS has funded a variety of investigations with small startup companies (in particular through seed funding and grant funding from partnerships and funded solicitations) to leverage the ISS National Lab for both research and test-validation model experiments. CASIS and The Boeing Company recently partnered with MassChallenge, the largest startup accelerator in the world, to fund three startup companies to conduct microgravity research.

4. Enabling Validation of Low-Earth Orbit Business Models 

The ISS National Lab helps validate low-Earth orbit business models. Companies such as NanoRacks, Space Tango, Made In Space, Techshot, and Controlled Dynamics either have been funded by CASIS or have sent instruments to the ISS National Lab that the research community can use, and that open new channels for inquiry. This has allowed the companies that operate these facilities to validate their business models, while also building for the future beyond station.

5. Demonstrating the Commercial Value of Space-based Research

We have been a key partner in working with CASIS to demonstrate to American businesses the value of conducting research in space. Through outreach events such as our Destination Station, where representatives from the International Space Station Program Science Office and CASIS select cities with several major companies and meet with the companies to discuss how they could benefit from space-based research. Over the past few years, this outreach has proven to be a terrific example of building awareness on the benefits of microgravity research.

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The Ningen is said to be anywhere from 60 to 90 feet in length. The first time it was seen, Japanese sailors on a “government whale research ship” thought that the creature was a submarine before they got closer to it. After a few moments, the gigantic creature submerged itself and vanished from the sailors’ sight.

Fun Fact 197

Under the terms of the Antarctic Treaty, workers at Antarctic research bases are subject to the legal jurisdiction of their home country. To accomplish this, most countries give their station managers training in evidence protection and the power to arrest suspects, but their power is only limited to citizens of their own country.

saving this for posterity forever because I seriously cannot stop laughing at it.

“give me a CREDIBLE source! not that government biomedical research facility source, that isn’t credible! 

my sources are AbortionIsPerformedBySatanists.wordpress.org and ProChoicersSacrificeInfants.com! Checkmate pro choicers!”

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Ningen are a cryptid found in the waters of Antarctica. The creatures are very large, with white skin and large fins. They look like mermaids to some. The first recorded sighting of it was described on a forum by a Japanese government research ship. The creature is called ningen after the Japanese word for human.

**** FYI 人間(ningen) is human, and 人(hito) is person. Lmao I now know three kanji, and they all relate to people.

NASA and NASCAR both started off as the same branch of the government focused on high speed propulsion named the National Autonautics Research Division, or NARD. But an internal feud caused a rift between two groups of employees. One group was focused on rocket propulsion, and the other was focused on hitting land-speed records for fame and fortune and thus the two groups split and formed the respective institutions we know today.

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New legislation would protect your right to research - District Dispatch
FASTR would ensure that, when taxpayers fund scientific research, they are able to freely access the results of that research.

The government funds research with the expectation that new ideas and discoveries resulting from that research will advance science, stimulate innovation, grow the economy, and improve the lives and welfare of Americans. The Internet makes it possible to advance these goals by providing public online access to federally funded research and has revolutionized information sharing by enabling prompt sharing of the latest advances with every scientist, physician, educator, entrepreneur and citizen.

one of the benefits of modern anti-virus software is that they use a cloud-storage and crowd-sourced model for threat identification & research

basically there’s a whitelist of programs produced in collaboration w/ a lot of the major software publishers and OS distributors, along w/ researched & self-reported non-threat applications commonly installed to a computer

for unknown programs, a little more detail is often needed to determine if it’s malware so if it can’t match program information or a backed up hash of a portion of the file what happens is that the antivirus software quarantines the file in question, copies it, and uploads it to their own servers which they open up to research partners and their own staff

recently a member of an NSA malware team took home a set of NSA created malware files and placed them on their personal, network connected, commercial anti-virus protected computer

they did this, and a program called Kaspersky Anti-Virus detected the files in a routine telemetry check of everything going on w/ the system, it got flagged immediately because ‘hey uh this looks like some pretty nasty malware we’ve never seen’ and a copy of the files were sent to Kaspersky servers where researchers and staff took one look at them, realized that holy fucking shit this is a previously undisclosed 0-day exploit, and handed it over to government researchers like they would be expected to do

those government researchers, of course, were Russian because Kaspersky is a Russian company

right now there are Congressional hearings going on and people are trying to crucify Kaspersky, trying to find some way to pin them w/ sanctions and threats and punishments, because it functioned exactly as it is advertised to function, in the manner that literally all modern anti-virus programs function, and due to the carelessly of an NSA employee resulted in the burning of a 0-day exploit

lms if you think the federal government should fund research on how to get the city of boston to float four inches above the ground and make it so “lightning crashes” by live plays on an infinite loop from speakers so loud no bostonian can ever escape it, even if they trap themselves in the thickest bank vault

John wrote an article in the school paper about how this chemical, dihydrogenoxide, has killed over 100,000 people world wide, usually through inhalation. The story also went on that even if you wash your food you can never get this chemical off. No matter what you do you will be exposed to this very dangerous chemical every day of your life until you die. The story finished by claiming that there needs to be a government research group founded to find a solution. yada yada yada Anyway, the local newspaper reporter read this story in his daughters school paper and decided to do a follow up. If you haven’t figured it out di-hydrogen-oxide is the correct name for H2O or water. The deaths that he was quoting were from drownings. Anyhow, this reporter ran the article in a paper and started a local push for a government study before they realized what the story was actually about.

can i rant about something that i feel like is super important yet extremely understated? ok here goes:

heath care givers, scientists, and other health advocates oftentimes overlook the obstacle that poverty has on cancer prevention. i’m not talking about treatment, which we all know can absolutely devastate a family’s finances. i’m talking about the “simple” and “easy” day-to-day lifestyle actions that can dramatically decrease one’s risk of certain cancers, and how they can be hard to achieve when money is tight. 

take sunscreen for example. sun protection is the #1 best way to decrease one’s risk of skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer. but sunscreen can be a luxury when that ~$6/bottle needs to be spent on food, or saved up penny by penny for utilities or rent. and take into consideration that many low-wage jobs are spent outdoors, like farm workers. 

diet and exercise–other great ways to lower the risk of certain cancers (and other diseases). but the ratio of fast-food places to grocery stores with fresh produce can be extremely skewed in poorer neighborhoods. and then think about how much $5 can buy in terms of fresh vegetables and fruits (and then other ingredients to cook them with, along with the utilities to keep them fresh/cooked well) vs items from the dollar menu at mcdonalds. i see so many ads calling for the “mediterranean diet” to prevent cancer, and i always think… ok that’s pricey. fish is pricey. also if i was someone who worked a labor-intensive job, and only had $3 to spend on lunch, would i go for a low-calorie salad, or a high-calorie high-protein burger? 

and trying to jog through unsafe streets, without access to nearby and well-maintained parks? not easy. 

and then there’s cancer prevention routines at the clinic–like mammograms and pap smears and visits to the dermatologist to get a mole checked out. covered by insurance or not, these procedures involve having that time off from work/other responsibilities, and having the transportation to get to the clinic. again, very real obstacles for those who can’t afford them. 

none of what i’m saying here is new, nor is it isolated to just cancer prevention. talk to anyone experiencing or has experienced poverty about these concerns and they’ll say “well duh”. but the thing is that we–the people advocating for these “simple” cancer/other disease prevention strategies–are not listening to them and making the necessary changes to society. all i hear from scientists and doctors is “prevention is key!!!” and yes, that’s true, but i want to yell back “well what are you doing to address the societal and financial barriers to that!! your fancy DNA test to detect cancer early is neato and all but can everyone afford it!!!” 

and i get it. sometimes we as scientists and doctors can’t really have control over this (money has to come from somewhere, and we all have mouths to feed). but as a society, a community of people who can care for others, there are things we can do: raise minimum wage. have better employee benefits like more personal time off (to go to clinics). expand public transportation. have affordable universal healthcare. aliquot more government spending on scientific research to offset costs. promote neighborhood gardens, parks, better infrastructure (without gentrification). end the cycle of poverty and crime by means other than prison (like reaching out and understanding mental health needs, improving public education, etc). basically make the fundamental changes to society so the downstream effect is that people can realistically afford positive impacts to their health. 

bottomline: we can’t hope to prevent or cure cancer–or any other disease–until we address affordability and accessibility. a new diagnostic test is sweet and all, but it does absolutely nothing if it can’t actually help people