The High Quality Research Act (HQRA), a bill proposed by Congressman Lamar Smith, proposes to cut basic science funding in favor of applied research -- but at what cost?
Electric car company, Tesla, has had a banner year in sales and innovation. But lobbyists from the National Automobile Dealers Association are attempting to prevent Tesla from selling their product directly to consumers by changing state law.
By improving Recycling and Reusing, we have entered into the age of a strange new Green consumer culture that simultaneously motivates and undermines efforts to Reduce and subsequently make society more environmentally friendly. Our Green consumer culture could use a healthy transformation into a Post-consumer culture.
A conversation with the founders of the Global Oncology Initiative: What we can learn from studying the rates of cancer in developing nations and why we need a global standard of care.
Arguments against Obamacare do not account for numerous protections written into the bill to prevent drastic rate changes. Most 20-somethings can expect to see increased health benefits, and only a small fraction should expect their premiums to increase.
Obama signs legislation prohibiting airlines from complying with European law incentivizing reducing greenhouse gas emissions, undermining his rhetoric to combat climate change.
When it comes to anti-GMO campaigns, left-leaning political parties may also be guilty of coopting science to serve ideology. Is the war on science being fought on both fronts?
Divestment operates on the simple principle that it is wrong to make unethical investments. The campaign to divest from fossil fuels will succeed in America by returning the discussion of climate change to an honest scientific dialogue rather than special-interest backed misinformation attempts.
Sensationalized health claims by TV personality, Dr. Oz, devalues evidence-based medicine.
Astronomy can play a crucial role in science education, not only in the media but directly in our schools, by acting as a "gateway science" and opening the door for all science, technology and engineering fields.