Science & Society

The Muddled Debate About Pesticide And GM Crops

Does the adoption of GM crops lead to more or less pesticide use?  This is a frequent topic of debate, but generally one that misses the point.  Both sides make the same erroneous assumption that all pesticide use is, by definition, a bad thing.   ...

Article - Steve Savage - Jan 6 2020 - 10:14am

For Mice And Men, Dose Doth Make The Poison

Every day, I make my wife two or three cups of coffee. I am serving her a phenol-laced liquid, containing 826 volatile chemical substances, 16 of which are known by the state of California to cause cancer. ...

Article - Norm Benson - Jan 14 2020 - 10:39am

Most Americans Get Science News From Corporate Media- And That's Bad

Though every politician and both U.S. parties claim to be pro-science, that isn't reflected in corporate media coverage. The New York Times will publish conspiracy theories drafted by US Right To Know, a corporate front group created by Organic Consum ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 15 2020 - 10:44am

Liza Gross And The Credibility Hole Science Media Must Crawl Out Of

ABC News recently suspended Brian Ross (four weeks without pay) for fabricating an unsubstantiated story that matched his ideological beliefs about Republicans and President Donald Trump and which caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average to plummet. This wa ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 15 2020 - 10:45am

Take That And Susan Boyle's New Albums Available For Just GBP1 Each

Two of the biggest selling albums of the year, Take That 'Progress' and Susan Boyle 'The Gift', will be available for just GBP1 each from 9am on Monday 22nd November to mark the start of the five days of incredible deals that is ' ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Jan 17 2020 - 6:42pm

Almost 90% Of Parents Say Kids Spend Too Much Time Gaming

A new survey found that 86 percent of parents believe teens spend too much time gaming. The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. also finds differences in gender. Twice as many parents say their teen boy plays video g ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 20 2020 - 11:40am

Stanford SS Is Hosting Vandana Shiva Today- And The Science Community Should Be Angry

Would any school with a medical program be happy about a paid talk by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. so he could rail against vaccines, claiming that a world of preventable diseases made humanity stronger by culling the weak? Would doctors be happy if a school orga ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 23 2020 - 1:57pm

Before Oil And Gas, How Did Farmers Endure? Wondered Farmers...In 1883

Energy is the great equalizer in human existence.  Don't have enough water? Energy can fix that. Want to make a culture that prizes libraries, art, and education? Give people affordable energy. We can even do what ancient alchemists could not, turn le ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 30 2020 - 2:50pm

Support Science, Condemn Golden Rice Eco-Terrorism

Humanitarian research at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is geared toward various projects, among them saving millions of children from death and blindness due to Vitamin A deficiency. ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Feb 3 2020 - 6:17pm

Flight Shaming Gets Media Attention But It Isn't Reducing Flying

Despite flying being the single fastest way to grow our individual carbon footprint, people still want to fly. Passenger numbers even grew by 3.3% globally last year alone. The hype around “ Flygskam ” – a global movement championed by climate activist Gr ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 4 2020 - 3:00pm