Category Archives: Science

Scott Pruitt demands open science at EPA

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt .

Michael Bastasch in an exclusive interview documents important changes at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase transparency.  EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will soon end his agency’s use of “secret science” to craft regulations.

“We need to make sure their data and methodology are published as part of the record,” Pruitt said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Otherwise, it’s not transparent. It’s not objectively measured, and that’s important.”  Continue reading

Rep. Bridenstine to host Bill Nye

Bill Nye and Rep. Jim Bridenstine

Congressman Jim Bridenstine announced today that Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and CEO of the Planetary Society will be his guest at President Trump’s State of the Union Address on January 30th.

Bill Nye has excited children and adults about science for decades on platforms ranging from his PBS show to The Big Bang Theory, his books, and public appearances.  Congressman Bridenstine said, “Bill Nye has been inspiring countless young people to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and math since before we used STEM as an acronym.  Continue reading

Mullet Over #755

Most beluga whales (white whales) molt, typically in July. Not all cetaceans molt. Orcas (killer whales) shed their skins, but not necessarily on an annual basis.

It is fairly common knowledge that Seattle is the United States metropolis that experiences the highest average rainfall measurements. Ol’ Common Knowledge takes another hit. Meteorological records indicate that Mobile, Alabama is the rainiest city in our country. Hawaii is the rainiest state (about 64 inches per annum). Continue reading

Rep. Jim Bridenstine nomination advances

Rep. Bridenstine at his Nov. 1 confirmation hearing. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky/SpaceNews

U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK Dist.1) advanced closer to becoming the administrator of NASA Wednesday as his nomination was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee over the objections of all Democrats in their ongoing rejection of civility.

Democrat obstruction of every Trump Administration nominee in this case resolved to a 14-13 vote to send Bridenstine’s nomination to the full Senate, where it will likely face the same irrational partisan opposition from Democrats. Continue reading