Fire This Clown

Paul Krugman demonstrates his irrelevance yet again:

What was Mr. Rubio’s complaint about science teaching? That it might undermine children’s faith in what their parents told them to believe. And right there you have the modern G.O.P.’s attitude, not just toward biology, but toward everything: If evidence seems to contradict faith, suppress the evidence.

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NASA Faces Obstacles in Its Search for Life on Mars

One concept most scientists agree on is that water is necessary for life. Because of this, finding water on Mars has become a mission for NASA. In the October 3 issue of Science, it was reported that the Phoenix mission to Mars has found minerals that “are indicators of liquid water in the past,” . . . → Read More: NASA Faces Obstacles in Its Search for Life on Mars

Genetically Modified Animals One Step Closer to Our Dinner Plate

On September 18, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release on a document regulating the use of genetically modified (GM) animals and products in the United States1. This document is open for public comment until November 18 and can be read here. In it, it states that GM animal developers are . . . → Read More: Genetically Modified Animals One Step Closer to Our Dinner Plate

Anthrax Scare: Who’s Responsible and Why It Matters

Why would a scientist who had built his career on researching drugs and vaccines to protect his countrymen from anthrax purposely mail letters contaminated with anthrax to two government officials of the very country he is trying to protect? More importantly, was Bruce Ivins, a U.S. Army researcher of 35 years, the true culprit . . . → Read More: Anthrax Scare: Who’s Responsible and Why It Matters