Two scientists have two very different answers to why some people refuse to believe that humans are changing the climate. NOVA Next contributor Brad Balukjianreports on Dan Kahan’s and Michael Ranney’s opposing viewpoints, and what we might do to reconcile them.
In other news from NOVA and around the web:
- “The life of a mountain mimics our own,” says filmmaker and composer Temujin Doran.
- This massive discovery puts more ordinary landslides to shame.
- Children with autism may have inherited abnormal “ micro-movement ” patterns.
- Scientists think they’ve found what’s been killing sea stars by the millions . But a question remains: why now?
- This week in Buffalo, N.Y., parts of the city were basking in sunlight while others were buried in more than 4 feet —in some places now up to 7 feet—of snow.
- It’s not known yet how complex they are, but scientists say Philae detected organic molecules on Comet 67P/CG.
- The LHC announced this week that it had discovered two new particles .
- Now anyone can access collision data from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
- If you’re looking for a way to help combat climate change , here’s an idea.
- If matters falls down, then gravity might send antimatter back up .
- You can teach yourself synaesthesia .
- Language heard during infancy , then lost, may leave a “ghost” imprint on the brain.
- Pistachio shells normally end up in landfills. But Turkey is turning them into biogas , an alternative fuel.
- Fungi-infested corpses signal the perfect home for pharaoh ants.
- Kryptos has baffled code breakers since it went up in 1990. Now the sculptor who created it has decided it’s time for another clue .
- How would you feel if you had a tapeworm living inside your brain ? Probably not great.