Author Archives: BrainiYak

Pine beetle killed trees may not be a significant factor in upsurge in western US forest fires — says University of Colorado study Comments Off

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Sarah J. Harta, Tania Schoennagel, Thomas T. Veblen, and Teresa B. Chapman, Area burned in the western United States is unaffected by recent mountain pine beetle outbreaks, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1424037112 (online before print, 23 March 2015) Citation — to press release […]

A reportedly dramatic statistical error in setting the minimum level of vitamin D supplementation — is the current Institute of Medicine recommendation 10 or more times too low? — two studies say so Comments Off

© 2015 Peter Free Citations — to studies Robert Heaney, Cedric Garland, Carole Baggerly, Christine French, and Edward Gorham, Letter to Veugelers, P.J. and Ekwaru, J.P., A Statistical Error in the Estimation of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for Vitamin D. Nutrients 2014, 6, 4472–4475; doi:10.3390/nu6104472, Nutrients 7(3): 1688-1690; DOI:10.3390/nu7031688 (10 March 2015) Paul J. Veugelers […]

Conjecture is not even remotely fact or likelihood — arguably exaggerated press release reporting about Ganymede’s supposed salt water ocean Comments Off

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Joachim Saur, Stefan Duling, Lorenz Roth, Xianzhe Jia, Darrell F. Strobel, Paul D. Feldman, Ulrich R. Christensen, Kurt D. Retherford, Melissa A. McGrath, Fabrizio Musacchio, Alexandre Wennmacher, Fritz M. Neubauer, Sven Simon, and Oliver Hartkorn, The search for a subsurface ocean in Ganymede with Hubble Space Telescope […]

Milky Way’s fastest yet observed star — is traveling at a galaxy-escaping 1200 kilometers per second Comments Off

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Geier, F. Fürst, E. Ziegerer, T. Kupfer, U. Heber, A. Irrgang, B. Wang, Z. Liu, Z. Han, B. Sesar, D. Levitan, R. Kotak, E. Magnier, K. Smith, W. S. Burgett, K. Chambers, H. Flewelling, N. Kaiser, R. Wainscoat, and C. Waters, The fastest unbound star in our […]