Philosophy & Ethics
- US Federal Investment in R&D: Non-Military R&D Still going Down
Congressional appropriations are largely stalled, with the exception of defense spending: Congress has made little progress on the federal government’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2009, which begins October 1, leaving federal funding for research and devel ...
Blog Post - Michael White - Oct 22 2008 - 10:11pm
- Are You 'Essential Personnel' In A Pandemic Flu Outbreak?
Obviously in the instance of a severe pandemic influenza outbreak, doctors, nurses, and firefighters are essential but so are truck drivers, communications personnel, and utility workers, according to the conclusions of a Johns Hopkins University article i ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 2 2008 - 4:28pm
- It's not just Wall Street that can't regulate itself...
These people do much more harm than good for science: "Top Psychiatrist Failed to Report Drug Income" ...
Blog Post - Michael White - Oct 22 2008 - 10:09pm
- White People Avoid Race Topics- Study
White people, even children as young as 10, avoid talking about race because any opinion may appear prejudiced, according to new research, but that approach often backfires as blacks tend to view that approach as evidence of prejudice, especially when race ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 11 2011 - 10:59am
Nachrichten aus Großbritannien Government spies could scan every call, text and email Ministers are considering a £12 billion plan to monitor the e-mail, telephone and internet browsing records of every person in Britain. This is the heading of an article ...
Blog Post - Robert H Olley - Oct 22 2008 - 10:08pm
- Fraud Claims During Elections Are Mostly Hype, Says Law Professor
You may have seen it last week. There were charges of fraud levelled at the Obama campaign because donations from names like 'Doodad Pro' were not reported by his campaign. In the last election, there were claims that Republicans invoked anti-fra ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 9 2008 - 11:10am
- History of Autoexperimentation, or Risking Your Life for a Nobel Prize
As a scientist, sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands. Or into your own arm, and occasionally, your own heart. Autoexperimentation is the very risky practice of wildcat science. If you can’t find an animal model for a virus, inoculate your ...
Blog Post - TK Kenyon - Oct 22 2008 - 10:05pm
- "Eternally Displaced" wins 2008 Nobel Peace Prize
I heard the Finnish diplomat Martti Ahtisaari say today that he had been "eternally displaced" ever since he had become a child refuge in World War II. The recipient of the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize recalled his wartime suffering as the impetus for ...
Blog Post - Hatice Cullingford - Oct 19 2008 - 2:19pm
- Urban Legends- What Barack Obama And Snapple Have In Common
What do presidential candidate Barack Obama and Snapple Iced Tea have in common? Patricia Turner, professor of African American and African studies at the University of California, Davis, whose research focuses on urban legends and conspiracy theories, not ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 20 2008 - 6:31pm
- One Last Honest Reporter Asks Others To Turn On The Lights
There was a time when being a journalist was a higher calling- and that higher calling was truth. Somewhere in there it became well-known that journalists were a little more liberal than most and that was bad. Well, why wouldn't they be? Journa ...
Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Oct 23 2008 - 1:48am