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?
Source: War on Science?
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
Source: Should Computer Simulations Replace Animal Testing for Heart Drugs?
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.
Source: A Visiting Star Jostled Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago
I have a confession to make. For a long time—years, really—I thought Stephen Hawking was overrated. He was just so famous, an icon, and I found it hard to imagine that his contributions to physics were really proportional to his fame.
Source: Stephen Hawking Is Still Underrated
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.
Source: Bogus Stoned Driving Arrests Highlight Dubious Methods of ‘Drug Recognition Experts’
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.
Source: Prosecutors Lied About a Chemist Who Tainted 18,000 Convictions. Time to Overturn Them All.
When I took Econ 101 and 102 as a young college student back in antediluvian times the textbook we were assigned was Paul Samuelson’s Economics: An Introductory Analysis. This book is the all-time best selling economics textbook and is still around today (19 th ed.). I had the 1961 edition.
Source: If Economists Are So Smart, Why Are They Always Wrong?