‘Fact-checkers’ proposed for Nobel peace prize

Trine Skei Grande, a former leader of Norway’s Liberal Party, pictured in 2019, has nominated the International Fact-Checking Network for the Nobel Peace Prize With truth famously known as the “first casualty of war,” a Norwegian parliamentarian announced Thursday that she is nominating “fact-checkers” for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Announcing the nomination on Twitter, […]

Engineers’ report bolsters proposed Mississippi pump project

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mo., speaks during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee oversight hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Al Drago/Pool via AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday published a draft of a new environmental impact statement that supports a proposal […]

A Proposed Origin for SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 Pandemic – Independent Science News

by Jonathan Latham, PhD and Allison Wilson, PhD In all the discussions of the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, enormous scientific attention has been paid to the molecular character of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including its novel genome sequence in comparison with its near relatives. In stark contrast, virtually no attention has been paid to the […]