October 2016

This week?s media monster is the Humber monster, a Nessie-type creature (aren?t they all) that is being featured in the usual array of tabloids and on clickbait mystery sites. I?m not sure why it?s shown up now (silly summer season?) but I?d bet it?s deliberate. There is no new or good evidence that there ever […]

All the Rage

October 10, 2016

On November 9, the day after this year?s election, Donald Trump may well join Bernie Sanders as a footnote to U.S. history. But that doesn?t mean that their candidacies will vanish without a trace. In a decade or two, American politics may look as strange to us as the conservative politics of the 1980s looked […]

Bulgaria?s Special Criminal Court has begun hearing its first case involving charges of terrorism, laid against three Syrians that prosecutors allege intended to join Daesh and the Muslim Brotherhood. The three Syrian men, aged between 22 and 25 and who had been given refugee status by Germany, have suspended sentences for illegally crossing the border. […]

Prophet and Loss

October 10, 2016

Does Karl Marx still matter? It?s a question most readers of a new biography of Marx would ask?even if they are already steeped in the contentious scholarship about (or the perpetual ideological skirmishes within) the radical left. What relevance can his life and work have in a world where nearly every socialist party long ago […]

My stars, it was a busy news week! We can?t cover all the doubtful news rolling out every day. Here are a few extra links from the Doubtful News Twitter and Facebook feeds related to themes and past stories we?ve featured. Feel free to throw in additional information in the comments. Send suggested stories to […]

The Myth of the ?Race Card?

October 10, 2016

Two essential quotes come up often among the black women in my professional cohort. The first is one that we attribute to Zora Neale Hurston: ?If you are silent about your pain, they will kill you and say you enjoyed it.? The other is from Audre Lorde?s The Cancer Journals: ?Your silence will not protect […]

Back in the saddle, my friends. Here is the first installment of DN Deets*, an update on the activity associated with Doubtful News, your skeptic-at-large Editor, Sharon Hill (@idoubtit), and interesting things you may want to check out. I appeared on this week?s The Skeptic Zone ? the Australian podcast for Science and Reason ? […]

September 19th, 2016 4:25pm Posted In: Natural Gas News, LNG, Featured Articles, Expert Views, Infrastructure, Competition, Supply/Demand, Investments, Natural Gas News Africa, Natural Gas News Europe, Africa, Europe, Asia, Natural Gas News Asia The low price environment is weighing heavily on the floating gas liquefaction industry. Key issues are the evolution of global FLNG and […]

The Science of Going Viral

October 9, 2016

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT? WHO-WHO-WHO-WHO-WHO? WHO LET THE DOGS OUT? WHO-WHO-WHO-WHO-WHO? If you?ve ever heard the Baha Men?s 2000 hit ?Who Let the Dogs Out,? you probably have also experienced its somewhat-annoying-but-very-catchy hook being stuck in your head for several hours. As you went about your day quietly humming it, perhaps someone else heard […]

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Luxembourg’s tax treatment of the GDF Suez group (now Engie), it said September 19. The competition directorate is concerned that several tax rulings issued by Luxembourg may have given GDF Suez an unfair advantage over other companies, in breach of EU state aid rules. Some of […]

September 20th, 2016 12:00pm Posted In: Environment, Natural Gas News, LNG, Featured Articles, Regulation, Asia, Natural Gas News Asia, Australia Restrictions on fracking and the low oil price have taken the shine off Australia?s bright future for gas since its pioneering coalbed methane-LNG projects began. Uncertainty continues to cloud the Australian domestic gas market, as […]

September 20th, 2016 9:15am Posted In: Pipelines, Natural Gas News, News By Country, Saudi Arabia, Infrastructure, Natural Gas News Asia Saudi KAD has been selected as engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contractor for Saudi Aramco’s several strategic pipeline projects related to the Master Gas Program Phase II and the Fadhili Gas Program.  When the project is […]

Hundreds of thousands of young Bulgarians returned to school, or began their first day, in the past week. They?ve entered a world of underpaid teachers, a one-size-fits-all curriculum and a system in need of reform. For their parents, that world also includes paying for private lessons and, in many cases, playing Sherlock Holmes in trying […]