Science Education & Policy

Google News Latest Fake 'Daily Doomsday'- Says Huge Planet Found By NASA In Galactic Bulge Could Unleash Apocalypse On Earth

This is yet another example of how outrageously bad Google News is when it comes to astronomy. I get asked this rather often, whether Earth is endangered by some distant planet or galaxy or black hole, by children or adults who have read stories in the se ...

Article - Robert Walker - Nov 13 2017 - 5:35pm

The Sad State Of Entrepreneurship In America: What Educators Can Do About It

While responsible people work to stave off humanity’s ecological suicide, many young nerds write unimportant apps to do “things their mothers used to do for them.” The Elon Musks of the world – those who prepare for the long game while financing it with in ...

Article - Fred Phillips - Nov 15 2017 - 10:50pm

When The Missionaries Of Neoliberal Economics Knock, Bar The Door

The Foundation for Economic Education, with the inevitable acronym FEE, aims to “promote new content and distribution techniques for free-market ideas. ” Fee has “distilled ‘economic thinking’ into 12 key concepts.”   Let’s pray that the “distribution” fa ...

Article - Fred Phillips - Nov 15 2017 - 11:33pm

Pediatricians Link Background Checks For Ammunition To Lower Teen Gun Deaths

In 2015, 4,528 "children"- the mean age was 18, pediatricians presenting at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 annual meeting today counted children as anyone under age 21- died from firearm-related injuries. Eighty-seven percent were male and ...

Article - News Staff - May 7 2018 - 1:07pm

Environmental Trial Lawyer Groups Go To Court To Preserve Obama EPA Regulations

The litigation group Earthjustice, the sue-and-settle arm of Sierra Club, has joined other controversial environmental trial lawyer groups, such as Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Union of ...

Article - News Staff - May 15 2018 - 1:20pm

EPA IRIS Program Is Hardly The “Gold Standard”

Don’t be fooled by those who say the U.S. ...

Article - Angela Logomasini - May 17 2018 - 9:05am

Brazil's Economic Peril Could Increase Avoidable Child Deaths

Tax and spend politicians and their supporters have begun framing austerity in a negative way. Austerity- spending what you make, or even less so you have a reserve- is now regarded as a negative by people that believe taxes and more government lead to gro ...

Article - News Staff - May 23 2018 - 7:00am

Science Of Literacy: Reading To Children Doesn't Teach Them How To Read

A team of psychologists hope to win a battle in the "reading wars," emphasizing the importance of teaching phonics in establishing fundamental reading skills in early childhood.  By synthesizing findings from more than 300 research studies, book ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 15 2018 - 3:04pm

High-Fructose Corn Syrup And Sucrose- Is There A Health Difference?

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is made from corn starch whereas sucrose us usually made from sugarcane or beets. Because starch itself is a simple sugar, a chain of glucose molecules joined together, once it's broken down into individual glucose mol ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2018 - 3:17pm

Faulty Cancer Claim Driving Weed Killer Lawsuits

Thousands of lawsuits around the nation claim glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup—causes cancer. These cases are based on pretty much zero evidence, but if trial lawyers can get a jury to accept their false narrative ...

Article - Angela Logomasini - Aug 22 2018 - 3:11pm