Gender studies journal hoax reveals you can publish utter nonsense (Updated)

June 13, 2017

A pair of skeptical scholars pulled off a hoax publication (in, dare I say it, a ?dick? move) to expose problems with the field of gender studies and, ultimately, the peer review and publishing process for scholarly journals. Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay wrote ?3,000 words of utter nonsense posing as academic scholarship? and had […]

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French Investor Makes Power-to-Gas Pitch

June 13, 2017

A French firm has signed up a Norwegian manufacturer for a deal to supply up to seven plants making hydrogen for use in the French public gas system. The idea behind the move is to store surplus power, and partly to decarbonise France’s gas supply over time. Norwegian manufacturer Nel said June 13 it has […]

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PDK-AAK-Incentive coalition wins the parliamentary elections in Kosovo

June 13, 2017

Share this: With 65 per cent of ballots counted, the coalition consisting of the Democratic Party of Kosovo, Alliance for the Future of Kosovo and Incentive has won 34.6 per cent of the ballots in the country?s snap general elections on June 11, according to the Democracy in Action coalition of non-governmental organisations. In the […]

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What was in the trees in Southern California? (UPDATE: No evidence of escaped ape)

June 12, 2017

A local man says he heard noises and took a cell phone video that appears to capture something moving in the trees. The local news interviewed the wildlife officials who seem to suggest it?s an ape. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating after a mysterious, ape-like creature was captured on cellphone video […]

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Fox News admits a mistake while Hannity digs in

June 12, 2017

I posted links to the false claims of a conspiracy surrounding the death of Seth Rich on the Facebook page over the past few days: How the Murder of a D.N.C. Staff Member Fueled Conspiracy Theories ? The New York Times Gingrich spreads conspiracy theory about slain DNC staffer ? The Washington Post Fox News […]

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GGP: All The King’s Men Cannot Put King Coal Together Again

June 11, 2017

The statements, opinions and data contained in the content published in Global Gas Perspectives are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publisher and the editor(s) of Natural Gas World. This is an excerpt of an article by the Baker Institute, also published by Forbes on February 6, 2017. One of the most pressing […]

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Video Report: The Sofia Pride Parade 2017

June 11, 2017

Share this: The 10th Sofia Pride Parade took place on Saturday. There had been fears of attacks on the demonstration since a Nazi Organisation had vowed to disrupt the March. But the few haters who showed up were outnumbered multiple times by police. While the Bulgarian government and Sofia Municipality ignored the Pride Parade, several […]

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Encana Sells Colorado Gas Asset to Caerus

June 11, 2017

Canadian producer Encana said June 9 it has reached an agreement to sell its Piceance natural gas assets in northwestern Colorado to Denver-based independent Caerus Oil and Gas for $735mn cash Encana will reduce its midstream commitments by some $430mn on an undiscounted basis, and will market Caerus’ production related to the assets. The Piceance assets include some […]

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EC Seeks Mandate for Nord Stream 2 Talks with Moscow

June 10, 2017

The European Commission (EC) has requested approval from the Council of the European Union to negotiate with Moscow the key principles for the operation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, it said June 9. It is expecting strong opposition to the line, which not only does not represent diversification of supply for the […]

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The Powerful Reticence of Elizabeth Bishop

June 10, 2017

In 2009, when Alice Methfessel died in California at age 66, everything in her house was rifled through and catalogued. That?s because Methfessel had once been the lover of the poet Elizabeth Bishop?the woman to whom Bishop dedicated the National Book Award-winning Geography III. When ?a mass of unidentified paper sitting in a storage container? […]

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Bulgarian PM Borissov congratulates Zaev on becoming head of government in Skopje

June 2, 2017

Share this: Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov has congratulated Zoran Zaev on becoming head of government in Skopje, the cabinet press service in Sofia said on June 1. The telephone conversation, in which the Republic of Macedonia?s president Gjorge Ivanov also took part, was held on the day after the assembly in Skopje voted socialist […]

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Leaving the Paris Agreement Won?t Doom the Planet

June 2, 2017

Axios? Jonathan Swan reported on Wednesday that President Donald Trump, after months of waffling, had decided to withdraw the United States from the historic Paris climate agreement. The revelation, based on two anonymous sources ?with direct knowledge of the decision,? was tempered later in the day by other news organizations. The New York Times reported […]

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Donald Trump?s Moment of Truth Is Near

June 1, 2017

The Justice Department?s recent appointment of retired FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel carried a small but meaningful downside risk for journalists, members of Congress, and the majority of the American people who seek a full accounting of Russia?s efforts to subvert the 2016 election and the Trump campaign?s cooperation with them. Prior to […]

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