Long-neglected gene plays a bigger role in Alzheimer’s than suspected, study shows

first_img Log In | Learn More Long-neglected gene plays a bigger role in Alzheimer’s than suspected, study shows [email protected] GET STARTED @sxbegle Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED What’s included? Francisco Seco/AP Sharon Begley Senior Writer, Science and Discovery (1956-2021) Sharon covered science and discovery.center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. In the Lab About the Author Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Just days after news that an ultra-rare form of a cholesterol-related gene called APOE protected a Colombian woman from developing early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (as one of her other genes supposedly fated her to), a second study is providing even stronger evidence that APOE might be the basis for preventing or treating Alzheimer’s.In the largest and clearest calculation yet of how the three different forms of APOE affect the risk of old-age Alzheimer’s (not the rare form that strikes in people’s 40s), scientists found that one variant raises the risk more than previously estimated. A second lowers it more than less rigorous studies reported — by a whopping 99.6% compared to the highest-risk DNA. By Sharon Begley Nov. 11, 2019 Reprints What is it? Tags dementiageneticsneurologyresearchSTAT+last_img read more

OSC fines business owner $125,000

first_img The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has ordered a man to pay a $125,000 penalty and banned him from serving as a director or officer of an issuer for five years in connection with an improper distribution of securities. The OSC announced that it approved a settlement agreement with John Bordynuik concerning allegations that he carried out distributions of securities of his company, JBI John Bordynuik Inc., without filing a prospectus and without a proper exemption. It also alleged that he certified company financials that overstated the value of certain assets, and that he improperly utilized a trust account to distribute shares of JBI. James Langton Keywords Enforcement Related news Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case The settlement notes that Bordynuik says he relied on the expertise of financial advisors, including JBI’s auditors, in certifying the financials. It also notes that he cooperated with the commission in this case, and that he “has already incurred significant penalties related to the issue of the misleading financial statements” in the U.S. In 2013, a Massachusetts federal court entered final judgments by consent against Bordynuik and his company, ordering JBI to pay $150,000 and Bordynuik to pay $110,000 in civil monetary penalties. He was also barred from acting as an officer or director of a public company in the U.S. for five years. JBI and Bordynuik consented to final judgments, without admitting or denying the allegations against them. Under the deal with the OSC, he is prohibited from acting as an officer or director of any reporting issuer for five years; and must pass the Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Course, before becoming a corporate officer again. He also agreed to pay an administrative penalty of $125,000 and $45,000 in costs. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter BFI investors plead for firm’s salelast_img read more

Rio Tinto and Tsinghua University extend partnership on resources, energy and sustainable development

first_imgRio Tinto and Tsinghua University extend partnership on resources, energy and sustainable development Rio Tinto has further strengthened its partnership with China’s Tsinghua University, signing a new partnership agreement and committing a further 30 million yuan ($4.5 million) over the next five years to support research projects of at the Tsinghua-Rio Tinto Joint Research Centre for Resources, Energy and Sustainable Development.The partnership will continue to focus on sustainability issues, particularly those that support Rio Tinto’s 2050 net zero carbon emissions strategy and the company’s collaboration to reduce carbon emissions and improve environmental performance across the steel value chain as part of the separate Rio Tinto-China Baowu Steel Group-Tsinghua University Partnership.Rio Tinto and Tsinghua University established the Joint Research Centre in 2012 to bring together leading experts from China and around the world to study, generate and share ideas and best practice for sustainable development. Over the last eight years, the partnership has delivered over 90 research papers on sustainability topics, with multiple policy recommendations submitted to the Chinese authorities.Rio Tinto chief executive J-S Jacques and Vice Chairman of China’s National Experts Panel on Climate Change, Tsinghua University former executive vice president He Jiankun witnessed the signing of the agreement to extend the partnership at a ceremony today in Beijing.Rio Tinto chief executive J-S Jacques said “The Tsinghua-Rio Tinto Joint Research Centre for Resources, Energy and Sustainable Development has already delivered great insight into the outlook of our largest market and our long-term strategic considerations for the transition to a low-carbon economy.”“Extending our strong partnership with Tsinghua University, as one of the leading institutions in China, underscores our commitment to be part of the solution to climate change.”“With China’s pledge to become carbon neutral by 2060, the research projects conducted by the Tsinghua-Rio Tinto Centre are likely to become even more relevant to achieving China’s long-term strategic goals.”Tsinghua University vice president You Zheng said “We will strive to build the Joint Research Centre into one of the world’s leading research institutions on energy, resources and sustainable development, and one of the most influential think tanks in China. We hope to continue to work with Rio Tinto to contribute to the sustainable development of humanity, leveraging our complementary advantages for mutual benefit and common development.”About Rio TintoRio Tinto produces materials that are essential to human progress. We have publicly acknowledged the reality of climate change for over two decades and have reduced our emissions footprint by over 30 per cent in the decade to 2020.We have set ambitious emissions targets to reduce our carbon intensity by a further 30% and our absolute emissions by a further 15% by 2030, alongside establishing a $1 billion fund to invest in climate related projects. These targets will bring us a step closer to achieving our long-term goal of becoming net zero emissions by 2050.In 2018, we completed the divestment of our coal assets, becoming the only major mining company not producing fossil fuels. In the same year, we also entered into the Elysis joint venture with Alcoa, with investments from the Government of Quebec and Apple, which is developing a revolutionary process to make aluminium that eliminates all direct greenhouse gas emissions from smelting.In 2019, we entered into a partnership with China’s largest steel producer, China Baowu Steel Group and Tsinghua University to develop and implement new methods to reduce carbon emissions and improve environmental performance across the steel value chain.About Tsinghua UniversityEstablished in 1911, Tsinghua University is one of China’s most prestigious and influential universities. With the motto of “self-discipline and social commitment” and the spirit of “actions speak louder than words”. Tsinghua greatly values the interaction between Chinese and Western cultures, the science and humanities, the ancient and modern. Over the past century, more than 200,000 graduates from Tsinghua have become top talent in China and around the world. Tsinghua is committed to developing innovative solutions that will help solve pressing problems in China and the world, by setting its sight on the frontiers of science and technology that align with the country’s strategic objectives.Category: General /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, Australia, Beijing, carbon emission, China, climate change, Government, Humanity, mineral resources, mining, President, research, resources, Rio Tinto, sustainability, sustainable, technology, university, zero-emissionlast_img read more

Resources and energy exports remain robust

first_imgResources and energy exports remain robust The outlook for Australia’s resource and energy exports has improved over the past three months, as global economic activity rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic, with resources and energy exports to remain robust after earning a record $291 billion in 2019-20.The December Resources and Energy Quarterly forecasts resources and energy exports will earn $279 billion for Australia in 2020-21, and $264 billion in 2021-22, up by $22 billion and $12 billion respectively from the September quarter forecasts, with improved global economic activity set to drive even stronger demand.Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the figures, compiled by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, underlined the resilience of Australia’s resources sector, with record forecasts for iron ore and gold offsetting lower returns for coal and LNG.“The diversity of Australian commodities and the investment in technology and innovation over the past 20 years helped producers and exporters overcome the challenging conditions of the past year and made sure Australia remained a reliable source of resources and energy,” Minister Pitt said. “Australia now stands ready to help supply our export partners as they rebound from the global economic downturn caused by COVID-19, with the development and rollout of effective vaccines contributing to global optimism.“Australia’s success in reaching new markets is an important part of our future success. “The Coalition Government remains focused on pursuing new investment in the sector and new export markets, which will boost incomes and jobs in Australia’s towns and regions, and contribute to the prosperity of all Australians.”The December Resources and Energy Quarterly shows iron ore export earnings are set to reach an all-time high of $123 billion in 2020-21, as strong demand from China and supply problems in Brazil keep prices at high levels.Australia’s gold exports are on track to set a new record of about $30 billion in 2020-21, making gold Australia’s third largest commodity export behind iron ore and LNG.The demand for base metals is also expected to rise, as world industrial activity recovers from the pandemic. Output and consumption are expected to grow for lithium, copper, nickel and zinc, which are all important to supporting renewable energy, electric vehicles and batteries.Coal exports have been hit by uncertainty surrounding coal exports to China and a COVID-19 induced slowdown in the steel industry. The value of metallurgical coal exports, used in steel making, is forecast to fall to $22 billion in 2020-21 from $34 billion in 2019-20, before recovering partially to $27 billion in 2021-22.Earnings from thermal coal exports, used mainly for electricity generation, are forecast to fall from $20 billion in 2019-20 to $15 billion in 2020-21 before rising slightly to $16 billion in 2021-22.Australian LNG export earnings are forecast to fall from $48 billion in 2019-20 to $31 billion in 2020-21 due to weaker global prices and demand, before a partial recovery to $37 billion in 2021-22.The latest Resources and Energy Quarterly is available on the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources website. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Brazil, China, commodities, electric vehicle, electricity, Energy and Resources, Government, innovation, Investment, renewable, renewable energy, resilience, resources, technologylast_img read more

Here’s what you’ll find in the Dodge Challenger Demon’s Custom Crate

first_img Look for full details when Dodge reveals the Challenger Demon on April 11, just before the New York Auto Show kicks off. And if that’s too long, Thursday and the next Demon teaser isn’t far off. advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Buy a Dodge Challenger Demon, get this “Custom Crate” full of neat stuff. Good deal, no? Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSChallengerDodgeNew YorkNew York Auto ShowNewsAutomotive ShowsCars and Car DesignCulture and LifestyleNew York International Auto Show Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. A few weeks ago, Dodge teased the box of tools, goodies and generally neat stuff it will throw in with every Challenger Demon purchase.Well, Dodge has just dropped the first glimpse of what to expect in the Challenger Demon’s so-called Custom Crate. As you might’ve expected, it’s pretty much everything you need to swap the Challenger Demon’s front wheels to a skinnier, drag strip-oriented setup. The package includes a hydraulic floor jack, a cordless impact wrench, a tire pressure gauge and a torque wrench, to name just a few of the bits and pieces, all wearing the Demon logo. That’s just the tip of the iceberg; Dodge says you get much more, including a set of narrow front wheels and what Dodge calls “Direct Connection Performance Parts” and the “Demon Track Pack System.” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

50 years of CU Boulder service: Linda Frueh Wellmann

first_imgStaff Council Speaker Series: Navigating Change WHEN: Thursday, May 13th, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. WHERE: Zoom, RSVP required Change can be… Read more Donate blood June 14 – 26 and receive a free gift! Donate blood during the month of June at the Boulder or Westminster Vitalant Donor Centers and receive a free water bottle or mug. Read more Categories:Be engaged.Tags:Years of Service2021 2021 Buffalo Bicycle Classic Sept 12 – Discount for Staff Register for the 19th Buffalo Bicycle Classic (BBC) coming to Boulder on September 12, 2021… Read more center_img Published: Jan. 26, 2021 CU Boulder Staff Council is excited to honor Linda Frueh Wellmann, who as of this year has served at CU Boulder for 50 years. Below is a short autobiography presented by Linda that highlights her time at CU and some of the wonderful memories she’s collected, as well as a note from CU Nobel Prize Laureate, Professor Carl Wieman. I grew up on a farm in Iowa, the last of nine children. I went to Catholic school through eighth grade, and then transferred to public high school. After high school, I worked for a bank in Des Moines Iowa for over three years before moving to Colorado with my best friend. That was April 1, 1970 and we arrived in Boulder, Colorado to find the city under 30 inches of snow and immediately got our U-Hall stuck (April Fool on us). It was students from the University of Colorado who dug our truck out of the snow. We finally settled in Longmont and started looking for a job. It took a couple of months, but I was finally accepted to the University of Colorado Purchasing Department and started June 1, 1970. I was receptionist, and then moved on to keeping track of the Purchase Requests. I worked for Purchasing until November of 1978 when I moved to the Physics Department as their “Undergraduate Secretary”. I retired at the end of January 2003 from the University. Before I left, Professor Carl Wieman asked me to come and work for his new PhET (Physics Education Technology) project. At first, I said no. However, he kept in touch and after ten months, I accepted. I started back as a permanent part time retired employee, working my 110 days a year, in December 2003 for JILA and PhET.I was there for about two years when I moved back to the Physics Department office.In one way I miss the personal interaction with the students we used to have and now also because of COVID. We went from adding and dropping students into/out of classes using punch cards (now I really am showing my age) with long lines, to everything being entered online. I understand that this is progress, but I miss the interaction. So now, during the first week of classes, I stand out in the hall greeting and directing students to their classrooms. I am a big CU Buff fan. I was born on Feb. 29th. Attached is a picture of “Chip” and I on my 18th birthday. I am grateful to the University of Colorado who gave a farm girl with only at High School education a chance to work and learn.   Purchasing and the Department of Physics have given me many years of working enjoyment plus many, many awesome friends and colleagues. I have watched the Department of Physics grow into a world acclaimed teaching and research institution (we have four Nobel Prize winners) and I am humbled and proud to be associated with it.Statement from Carl Wieman, Nobel Laureate “Linda has been a wonderful asset to the physics department. We have been lucky to have her for these many years. She has always been friendly, pleasant, helpful, and incredibly competent in dealing with all the faculty and students, no matter how outrageous their demands. When she first retired, I remember thinking what a waste it was to have such a good and talented person just sitting around retired. I was delighted to be able to lure her back, to the benefit of my project and the entire department.”Carl Wieman DRC Chair in Engineering Professor of Physics and Graduate School of Education Stanford University2020 Yidan Prize for Education Research 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics Related Articleslast_img read more

Qupé Unveils New “Blends Tier” to Join Portfolio of Rhône Varietals

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Qupé Unveils New “Blends Tier” to Join Portfolio of Rhône VarietalsIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessQupé Unveils New “Blends Tier” to Join Portfolio of Rhône VarietalsBy Press Release – July 2, 2015 37 0 Share AdvertisementNew York, NY (July 1, 2015) — Qupé, California’s iconic Rhône varietal producer, is proud to announce the release of the new “Blends Tier,” featuring two wines sourced from California’s Central Coast: ‘A Modern White’ and ‘A Modern Red.’  A Modern White and A Modern Red will further Qupé’s leadership in American-grown Rhône varietals, and introduce value selections targeted to younger audiences.  Debuting in market this July, 2,500 cases of 2014 A Modern White and 7,000 cases of 2013 A Modern Red will be nationally distributed.  The SRP for both blends will be $16.99.The 2014 A Modern White is a blend of Viognier, Chardonnay and Marsanne, sourced from vineyards in Santa Maria Valley, Edna Valley, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez.  The 2013 A Modern Red is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, sourced from vineyards in Paso Robles, Edna Valley, Santa Maria Valley and Santa Ynez.Owner and veteran winemaker, Bob Lindquist is an original Rhône Ranger, trailblazing American-made Syrah and domestic Rhône-style grape production since 1982.  Lindquist states: “A Modern Red and A Modern White enables us to meet the market’s increasing demand for value-driven wines, introduce Central Coast-style wine to a younger class of wine consumers, and ensure that we maintain our exceptional quality focus on Syrah and other Rhône varietals.  These wines are a reflection of our meticulous winemaking practices and the quality coming from California’s Central Coast.”The new tier features Qupé’s most recent wave of rebranding, a redesigned label. According to Lindquist, “Our Blends Tier label adds a youthful tone to our portfolio, yet remains anchored to the letter Q and our iconic California poppy blossom.  Millennials gravitate toward contemporary design; this label invites a new generation of consumers to experience a complex and approachable style coming from the Central Coast.”About Qupé (www.Qupe.com)Qupé (kyoo-PAY) is one of California’s most storied wineries, spanning multiple vineyards across California’s Central Coast.  Bob Lindquist, Founder, Winemaker and Partner of Qupé, started the winery in 1982.  An original Rhône Ranger, Bob was one of the first to advocate for American-made Syrah and other Rhône varietals such as Grenache, Roussanne and Marsanne.  As such, Qupé is celebrated as California’s preeminent producer of cool-climate Syrah and Rhône varietals.  Qupé prides itself on making refined, elegant and drinkable wines that are structured and balanced with subtle nuances displaying the climate of the vintage and typicity of the terroir.  Qupé produces four tiers of wines: Single Vineyard/Estate, Reserve, Core and Blends. In October 2013, noted wine investor, Charles Banks, purchased a controlling interest in Qupé, adding the brand to Banks’ Terroir Selections portfolio. (www.terroirlife.com)Advertisement ReddIt Linkedin TAGSfeaturedQupé Facebook Previous articleAfternoon Brief, July 1Next articleLong Meadow Ranch Names Brad Groper as VP of Sales Press Release Pinterest Email Twitterlast_img read more

Markus Keller, Distinguished Viticulture Professor and Author, to Manage ASEV Scientific…

first_imgEmail AdvertisementDAVIS, CALIF., December 8, 2015… Markus Keller, the Chateau Ste. Michelle Distinguished Professor of Viticulture at Washington State University, will direct the American Society for Enology and Viticulture’s (ASEV) scientific, peer-reviewed publications starting March 2016. Dr. Keller will work closely during his three-year appointment with current Science Editor Dr. Linda Bisson, who is retiring from the editorial leadership position after 15 years of managing and enhancing quality of the ASEV’s publications.Dr. Keller will direct the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (AJEV) and the much anticipated Catalyst: Discovery into Practice, ASEV’s upcoming publication, which will focus on the translation of research into practice. His duties will include ensuring the scientific rigor of the journals, guidance of the journal features and oversight of all research selection, writing and production. As chair of the ASEV Publications Committee, Dr. Keller will also retain a seat on the ASEV Board to act as a liaison between the ASEV Board and the committee.Dr. Keller is a viticulture professor in the Department of Horticulture at Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, Washington. His research interests are in viticulture production and grape physiology. He received his doctorate at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland, and has more than 20 years of viticulture research and teaching experience in North and South America, Europe and Australia. He has published numerous scientific and practical articles, and is the author of “The Science of Grapevines: Anatomy and Physiology.”Formed in 1950 as a professional society dedicated to the interests of enologists, viticulturists and others in the fields of wine and grape research and production, the ASEV’s membership of more than 2,000 includes professionals from wineries, vineyards, and academic institutions and organizations around the world.  ASEV publishes scientific, peer-reviewed publications including AJEV, its flagship journal, which focuses on foundational research in areas underpinning grape and wine production, and the newest addition, Catalyst: Discovery into Practice, a new publication slated to be available June 2016, which extends fundamental discoveries in the scientific disciplines to sustain and advance winemaking and grapegrowing. In addition to publishing scientific journals, the Society also hosts its National Conference (to be held in Monterey in June 2016) and co-presents the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium every January with the California Association of Winegrape Growers. For more information, visit www.asev.org.Advertisement Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Facebook TAGSASEVfeaturedMarkus Kellerpeople Pinterest Share Previous articleArdagh Group Debuts New 1.5 Liter Bordeaux Wine Bottle Compliant with LCBO StandardsNext articleVingDirect Announces New Vin65 Integration Focused on Growing Tasting Room Results Press Release Home Industry News Releases Markus Keller, Distinguished Viticulture Professor and Author, to Manage ASEV Scientific Publications…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessMarkus Keller, Distinguished Viticulture Professor and Author, to Manage ASEV Scientific Publications Starting in 2016By Press Release – December 8, 2015 54 0 last_img read more

Gov’t Considers Exchanging Lands with NHT for Budgetary Support

first_imgAdvertisements Gov’t Considers Exchanging Lands with NHT for Budgetary Support InformationMarch 4, 2013 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, says the Government is looking at the option of providing the National Housing Trust (NHT) with lands in exchange for the $44 billion contribution from the Trust to support the national budget. Addressing the weekly Jamaica House press briefing on Wednesday, February 27, Minister Falconer stated that the NHT is always in need of lands for housing solutions, and that “the Government does, in fact, own thousands of acres of land, which could be of benefit to the Trust”. She said discussions are ongoing over whether this kind of transaction could be an option, and would further inform the public when these talks are concluded. The Government will be utilising $11 billion per annum for four years from the NHT for budgetary support. This is part of a number of measures being taken to ensure that the country signs an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). An IMF deal will allow access to critical funding as well as indicate to other multi-lateral partners that the Government is prudently managing its fiscal affairs. It will also boost investor confidence. RelatedNo Let Up in NHT Housing Provisionscenter_img RelatedGov’t Considers Exchanging Lands with NHT for Budgetary Support RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s Historylast_img read more

Finally! Discovery Institute Press Books in Audio Versions

first_imgEvolution Finally! Discovery Institute Press Books in Audio VersionsDavid [email protected]_klinghofferJune 25, 2019, 12:18 PM Share Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Recommended “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man We’ve had many requests for audiobook versions of titles from the Discovery Institute Press backlist. These requests have been met with a mix of sympathy — we want them too! — and guilt at keeping you waiting. But as of today, there’s excellent news: the first titles from DI Press on audio are here, available on Amazon: Michael Denton’s Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis, and Tom Bethell’s Darwin’s House of Cards: A Journalist’s Odyssey Through the Darwin Debates. These are both important and enjoyable books. Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis helped turn Ben Shapiro, one of the smartest commentators out there, to Darwin skepticism. (Listen to Shapiro’s remarks here.) Literary critic A.N. Wilson recognized it in the London Spectator as a “best book” of 2016, calling it a “truly great book” and saying, of the argument Denton makes, that “It is hard to see how anyone…could not be persuaded.”Darwin’s House of Cards won the 2017 “Book of the Year” award in the Origins category from World Magazine, whose editor, Marvin Olasky, praised it as a “gusty and gutsy look at a dogma edging beyond its sell-by date.” Bethell is a wonderful journalist who has seen it all. His book, an eyewitness account, may offer the single most accessible introduction to the Darwin debate.You can get these two books via Audible or on an MP3 CD. Listen to Denton and Bethell on your commute, while you jog, or anywhere you happen to be and want to be stimulated and uplifted. Of course, there are already audio versions available of books by Discovery Institute star authors, including Stephen Meyer, Michael Behe, Douglas Axe, and others. Today’s releases are, though, the first from DI Press itself.This represents a bit of a test. We will measure the demand for DI Press books in audio formats and decide whether to press forward with more titles. Personally, I’m confident that these books will be very popular in their audio versions!Photo credit: Henry Be via Unsplash. TagsA.N. WilsonAudibleaudiobooksbacklistbiologyDarwin’s House of CardsDarwinismDiscovery Institute PressDouglas AxeevolutionEvolution: Still a Theory in CrisisjournalismLondon SpectatorMarvin OlaskyMichael BeheMichael DentonMP3 CDStephen MeyerTom Bethell,Trending Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesislast_img read more