It doesn’t. It does. It doesn’t. It does. Problem was, the original study was too narrow in scope. A good reason to read the abstracts (at least) before waxing eloquent about studies.
As I mentioned, if we don’t experiment with stem cells ... everyone else is making the big breakthroughs. And our scientists will be heading to other countries, as well.
“A human protein that evolved to combat a past infection may have left us vulnerable to the virus that causes AIDS.”
Surviving in a warmer world, Part Two: Wildlife.
House shoots down Udall’s effort to restore New Mexico’s nuclear labs’ funding. “I would argue our national security might actually be improved by cutting 1,800 jobs from a facility that can’t seem to manage sensitive information. We’d have a lot less people to watch.” You can’t herd cats and keep it secret. Either you accept it, or you don’t.
35,000-Year-Old Mammoth Sculpture Found in Germany. Quite detailed, too.
Researchers may have solved information loss paradox to find black holes do not form. “If black holes exist in the universe, the astrophysicists speculate they were formed only at the beginning of time.”
Most couples with frozen embryos would give them to research. Where’s that good old Republican rallying cry, of keeping government out of our personal lives?
“A computer simulation of the 2001 World Trade Center attacks supports a federal agency’s findings that the initial impact from the hijacked airplanes stripped away crucial fireproofing material and that the weakened towers collapsed under their own weight.”
Study: Men View Faces in Sexy Photos. Maybelline and Cover Girl are, no doubt, thrilled.
Bush vetoes bill aimed at promoting stem cell research. If we don’t do this scientific research, every other capable country in the world is already deep in. Leaving us way behind.
NY Times Science:
NY Times Editorial Observer:
Millions of Missing Birds, Vanishing in Plain Sight. “We love to finally care when the death watch is on. It makes us feel so very human.”
I figured some sort of power mismatch would be at the root of the ISS’s problems.
Should science speak to faith? “Ignorance is no crime. To call somebody ignorant is no insult. All of us are ignorant of most of what there is to know.”
Related: Powell’s Books reviews Behe’s ‘The Edge of Evolution.’ “In the end, The Edge of Evolution is not an advance or a refinement of the theory of intelligent design, but a retreat from its original claims—an act of desperation designed to maintain credibility in a world of scientific progress.”
Troubles of an old space station. We always like to think of space exploration as using the latest and greatest technology. Unfortunately, that’s not the case: “Computers in the US segments use radiation-hardened 386 processors.” My italics. I think we need to set up a donation site to get some Athlons up there.
Scientists discover fossil bones of largest bird ever. “... it is not a sauropod, it is not a tyrannosaurus, it is a tyrannosaurus-sized oviraptor. We have a gigantic chicken!” My shocked italics. I can see this thing in a Harryhausen effects spectacular.
SF New Mexican/AP:
Weapon fragment found in whale reveals animal’s old age. “The 49-foot male whale died when it was shot with a similar projectile last month, and the older device was found buried beneath its blubber as hunters carved it with a chain saw for harvesting.” What happened to ‘respect your elders’?