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Steve November 24, 2021

How to Trade Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin and Ethereum Many people have heard about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but not everyone knows how to trade and invest in digital currencies. To trade or invest in cryptocurrency you’ll need a cryptocurrency wallet and an exchange to trade on. Luckily, some platforms like Coinbase provide both services in one […]

Steve November 24, 2021

The Dunning–Kruger effect is when people over-estimate their competence in something due to a lack of experience in that thing.[13][14][15][16][17] The Dunning–Kruger effect was first described by social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger. The roots of the theory come from a 1999 study “Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own […]

Steve November 24, 2021

The main differences between Trump, Biden, and Bernie on healthcare centers around how insurance is paid for and what benefits are included. That then impacts who gets insurance, what it costs, and what taxes look like. All three on paper say they want to expand coverage, go after drug companies, and reduce costs. Trump has […]

Steve November 24, 2021

Facts on COVID-19 We present facts and myths on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). All of our data comes from official sources like the WHO and CDC when possible. Otherwise, we tried to use reputable sources like the Washington Post who sourced information from a broader array of official sources like NHC and Dingxiangyuan.[10][11][12] Please […]

Steve November 24, 2021

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Virginia Lt. Gov.-Elect Winsome Sears spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines that we have previously debunked. CNN Host Dana Bash, Nov. 21: So, why is it OK to mandate childhood vaccines in Virginia for so many diseases, but not COVID? Sears: Well, let’s ask ourselves. And I’m […]

Steve November 24, 2021

24 November 2021 What was claimed Face masks are useless at stopping Covid-19 because the gaps in them are larger than a Covid-19 viral particle. Our verdict Face masks, especially surgical masks, have been shown to reduce Covid-19 infection. A post on Instagram claims a Stanford study has shown face masks are ineffective at blocking […]

Steve November 24, 2021

24 November 2021 What was claimed A photo shows a protest in Vienna, with the “vaccinated and unvaccinated standing together for what is right”. Our verdict The photo was actually taken in Moscow in 1991. A photo on Facebook purporting to show a protest in Vienna is going viral.  The caption says: “Go Vienna! Vaccinated […]

Steve November 24, 2021

Quick Take Ghislaine Maxwell, who is charged with assisting accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, is scheduled to go on trial on Nov. 29. Social media posts are circulating a photo that falsely claims to show Chief Justice John Roberts in an affectionate pose with Maxwell. The photo actually shows Maxwell with a French modeling agent […]

Steve November 24, 2021

Price’s Law says, “half of the publications come from the square root of all contributors.” However, it is often used to support the idea that, “a few people generate half the results.”[3][4][5][6] This general truism was related to his work in “Bibliometrics,” where he looked at the exponential growth of science, the half-life of scientific […]

Steve November 24, 2021

Oil prices went negative on April 20th, 2020. This essentially translated to oil producers paying buyers to take oil. This was the result of a lack of demand for oil causing a lack of storage / a fear of a lack of storage.[7][8][9] It costs money to store oil no one wants, and thus the […]

Steve November 24, 2021

Four scientists analyzed the article and estimated its overall scientific credibility to be ‘high’. more about the credibility rating A majority of reviewers tagged the article as: Accurate. SUMMARY An article published in CNN discusses observations made by scientists stationed at the highest point on the Greenland ice sheet. Reporting on a summary released by […]

Steve November 24, 2021

By Zeke Hausfather. This article was first published on Climate Brief on 2 July 2020. The Earth’s climate has been quite stable over the past 11,000 years, playing an important role in the development of human civilisation. Prior to that, the Earth experienced an ice age lasting for tens of thousands of years. The past […]