If you look back in U.S. history, you'll discover something profound. The presidents who did the most for science are evenly distributed between Democrats and Republicans. This isn't a partisan issue. But which of these presidents did the most to advance the cause of scientific discovery?
You've probably heard about how the tobacco industry tried to suppress scientific evidence that smoking causes cancer by publishing shady research, bribing politicians, and pressuring researchers. But you may not have realized that tabacco's dirty tricks are just the tip of the iceberg. In a disturbing new report…
Worse news from the Fukushima plant—the facility has experienced a "station blackout," meaning all cooling mechanisms have halted. This is "one of the most serious conditions that can affect a nuclear plant," says the Union of Concerned Scientists.