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Tucker Carlson: ‘How Did We Wind Up With a Country in Which Feminists Do Science?’

Tucker Carlson: ‘How Did We Wind Up With a Country in Which Feminists Do Science?’Chip Somodevilla/GettyDays after facing widespread ridicule and criticism for saying primetime cable news competitor Chris Hayes is “what every man would be” if feminists had absolute power, Fox News host Tucker Carlson wondered Thursday how America wound up being a country where “feminists do science.”During Thursday night’s broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the conservative primetime star shared a clip—full of scary music and eerie effects—of Democratic politicians warning about the dangers of climate change, mockingly noting that it’s “so bad they’re running out of adjectives.”Carlson then highlighted a recent study that asks whether “toxic masculinity” is a driver behind climate change by arguing that “when men’s gender identity was threatened, they tried to reassert their masculinity through environmentally damaging choices.” The report added that once this “unconscious bias is revealed, it has the potential to help society shift our increasingly precarious relationship with the environment for the better.”Or, the way Carlson sees it, “if we want to save the environment we have to suppress men.”The Fox News host turned not to a scientist or climate-change expert to dissect the study’s conclusions, but conservative author and frequent guest Mark Steyn, who quipped that his insecurities about his masculinity “are causing rising sea levels in the Maldives” and that he’s “kind of on board” with the study’s thesis.“How did we wind up with a country in which feminists do science?” Carlson asked, apparently not the least bit fazed by the current ad boycott he is facing. “I mean, isn't that sort of bound to get a study like this, right?”Steyn replied that it’s “almost impossible” to tell if the study is legitimate or an “ingenious parody.” This caused him to go on a tangent about one of the study’s experiments, which he claimed consisted of “pantywaist” Walmart gift cards causing men to buy “very macho masculine things that melt the polar ice caps.” “This is the kind of social science that the higher-education institutions of America are spending a fortune investigating,” Steyn sneered.After Carlson said he thought “climate science was all about ice core samples” and not Walmart gift cards, Steyn scornfully responded that “climate science is a state of mind” and that the “big bucks” are in surveys where you “decide what’s heating up the planet is men.” Eventually, Steyn concluded by ranting about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) “flatulent” cows, claiming they will team up with a “plague of locusts” to wipe out “toxic masculine men” and save the planet.“I wish there was a Latin term for government by unhappy crazy people because that’s where we are,” Carlson concluded.Read more at The Daily Beast.



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Body language: The Russian science keeping North Korea's dead leaders looking fresh

Body language: The Russian science keeping North Korea's dead leaders looking freshKim laid a wreath outside Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum in the Vietnamese capital on Saturday, after the conclusion of his shortened summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Inside the dark interior of the mausoleum, the embalmed corpse of Vietnam’s founding father lies displayed in a glass coffin for a steady stream of tourists who silently shuffle by. In Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un’s grandfather and father are on similar display in the loftily named Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, a monument to the cult of personality that surrounds North Korea’s ruling family.



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Trump's UN nominee Kelly Craft says she believes ‘both sides’ of climate change science

Trump's UN nominee Kelly Craft says she believes ‘both sides’ of climate change scienceKelly Craft, the US diplomat put forward to serve as the country’s next ambassador to the United Nations, has said she respects “both sides” of climate change science. The remarks made by the US ambassador to Canada have been widely ridiculed following Donald Trump’s decision to nominate her for the UN role. Framing the scientific consensus on global warming as a debate in which deniers have equal credibility, Ms Craft said: “I believe there are scientists on both sides that are accurate.



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Science Says: Get used to polar vortex outbreaks

Science Says: Get used to polar vortex outbreaksWASHINGTON (AP) — It might seem counterintuitive, but the dreaded polar vortex is bringing its icy grip to parts of the U.S. thanks to a sudden blast of warm air in the Arctic.



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Grim tidings from science on climate change

Grim tidings from science on climate changeScientists monitoring the Earth’s climate and environment have delivered a cascade of grim news this year, adding a sense of urgency to UN talks starting Sunday in Poland on how best to draw down the greenhouse gases that drive global warming. The 2015 Paris Agreement calls on humanity to block the rise in Earth’s temperature at “well below” 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) compared to preindustrial levels, and 1.5C if possible. Earth’s average surface temperature from January to October 2018 was one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than the 1850-1900 baseline.



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A look at the science used to find mail-bomb suspect

A look at the science used to find mail-bomb suspectA 56-year-old Florida man was charged Friday in the nationwide mail-bomb scare targeting prominent Democrats. Experts had predicted that forensic evidence left behind by the bomb maker would help law enforcement track down a suspect. Here are some of the issues involved:



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GOP Senators Accuse National Science Foundation Of Funding Climate 'Propaganda'

GOP Senators Accuse National Science Foundation Of Funding Climate 'Propaganda'Four Republican senators this week demanded an investigation of the National



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Indiana shooting: Noblesville school science teacher one of victims in hospital after shots fired

Indiana shooting: Noblesville school science teacher one of victims in hospital after shots firedThe teacher wounded in the Indiana school shooting this morning has been identified as Jason Seaman. The seventh-grade science educator has been at Noblesville West Middle School for four years and was administering a test to students when the suspected shooter entered the classroom and opened fire. Ms Seaman added: “please pray for the student that was also shot”.



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Science explains ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’ debate

Science explains ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’ debateAfter a debate about whether people could hear “Yanny” or “Laurel” in a now-viral video, experts say the result depends on audio frequency.



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AP FACT CHECK: Science contradicts EPA warming memo

AP FACT CHECK: Science contradicts EPA warming memoWASHINGTON (AP) — Climate scientists say an internal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency memo on how officials should talk to the public about global warming doesn't reflect reality.



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