War on Science?

We’ve been told conservatives don’t believe in science and that there’s a “Republican war on science.” But John Tierney, who’s written about science for The New York Times for 25 years and now writes for the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal , told me in my latest online video, “The real war on science is the one from the left.” Really?

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Should Computer Simulations Replace Animal Testing for Heart Drugs?

Computational models representing human heart cells show higher accuracy than animal models in predicting an adverse drug effect, such as dangerous arrhythmias — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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A Visiting Star Jostled Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

Artists depiction of Scholz’s Star and its brown dwarf companion, with our Sun twinkling in the background. Illustration: University of Rochester Around the same time our ancestors left Africa, a dim red dwarf star came to within 0.8 light-years of our Sun, marking the closest known flyby of a star to our Solar System.

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Bogus Stoned Driving Arrests Highlight Dubious Methods of ‘Drug Recognition Experts’

To the untrained eye, Katelyn Ebner seems completely sober during her 28-minute roadside encounter with Cobb County, Georgia, police officer Tracy Carroll, who has pulled the 23-year-old waitress over for ailing to maintain her lane as she made a left turn.

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Prosecutors Lied About a Chemist Who Tainted 18,000 Convictions. Time to Overturn Them All.

A crime lab technician tests a substance thought to be cocaine. AFP/Getty Images On Jan. 9, 2012, Sonja Farak—a chemist at a crime lab in Amherst, Massachusetts—pilfered a sample of crack cocaine and smoked it in the bathroom throughout the morning.

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