Monthly archive August, 2013
High Quality Research Act doesn't know how science works

High Quality Research Act doesn’t know how science works

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?
Tesla may be forced to hit the brakes, ending sales directly to consumers

Tesla may be forced to hit the brakes, ending sales directly to consumers

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.
The irony of our new Green Consumer Culture

The irony of our new Green Consumer Culture

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.
Cancer is no longer a first world problem

Cancer is no longer a first world problem

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.