The Texas Newspaper Star-Telegram has published a series of barely articulate rants regarding evolution (hat tip IIDB). Continue reading Texas Newspaper Favors Creationists
Yesterday, President Bush signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2007 (H.R. 2764) which, among else, mandates the repository of all NIH-funded research into PubMedCentral within at most 12 months after publication….
Alopochen aegyptiacus … note, this is Egyptian goose, not Egypt goose. But it is Canada
goos , not Canadian goose. Continue reading Egyptian Goose
fruit fly The FOXO factor and curing cancer; The Deep Sea is Doomed; Life in extreme environments; Bird Flu kills four-year old boy; Fruit fly sex; Continue reading Science News Tidbits
Since Cassini arrived in the Saturn system nearly four years ago, our cameras have recorded the most spectacular, most moving, most heart-stoppingly lovely scenes of any to be found in our solar system. We all have our favorite Cassini images. Now, here is your chance to vote for yours.
Here’s mine:Cast Your Vote
TatianaThe killing of one visitor and maiming of two others by Tatiana, a Tiger, in the S.F. Zoo raises questions that go far beyond one cat and three victims. One might ask: Should there even be zoos? Continue reading Tatiana Is Telling us Something
Truth, Lies, and Public Health: How We Are Affected When Science and Politics Collide Truth, Lies, and Public Health: How We Are Affected When Science and Politics Collide is a new book exploring the interaction between science and politics in the public health arena. I have not read it and am not recommending for or against … just letting you know it is there.The editorial review reads as follows: The “politicalization” of research findings has become prevalent over the past two decades. Politics often prevents the implementation of policy supported by irrefutable science. Most of us understand something about how this is happening with stem cell research, but Cornell’s Madelon Finkel delves deep into the subject to make the issues clear, also revealing how ideology and politics are distorting, diminishing, and destroying scientific research results regarding topics from needle exchange to medical marijuana use and HIV/AIDS prevention. Continue reading Truth, Lies and Public Health
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