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November 26th, 2018 - 11:05 pm § in Hypocrisy, Science

China to Edit Babies

S  GENETIC CURE FOR AIDS: MAKE BETTER BABIES A team led by Prof He Jiankui says the twin girls, born a few weeks ago, had their DNA altered as embryos to prevent them from contracting HIV.  The team at  the Southern University of Science and Technology, in Shenzhen, has been recruiting couples to[...]

November 15th, 2018 - 1:28 am § in Science

The female scientist who dives naked with belugas

Daily Mail Reporter  Braving sub-zero temperatures, a Russian ichthyologist has thrown caution — and her clothes — to the wind to tame two beluga whales in a unique and controversial experiment. A the water temperature hit minus 1.5 degrees Centigrade, a skilled Russian diver,  Natalia Avseen[...]

November 7th, 2018 - 4:53 pm § in Science

Science Matters: 9 New Congress Reps Have Science Credentials.

All but one replaced a Republican: Edited from article in Business Insider When the 116th Congress heads to Washington in January, there will be more scientists in the Congress, one senator and eight members of the House. The members of the 115th Congress include one physicist, one microbiologist,[...]

October 14th, 2018 - 1:13 am § in Misc., Science

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: A Physicist Proves God

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August 30th, 2018 - 9:59 pm § in Donald Trump, Science

I guess science is going to pay for that wall

When your president is an idiot on a quixotic mission to build a pointless, stupid wall between us and one of our allies, the money has got to come from somewhere. And when the Republicans in general are elected by the ignorant to go on a crusade to destroy the government and promote even more [&hel[...]

June 16th, 2018 - 1:12 am § in Environment, Hypocrisy, Science

ITS BACK! NUCLEAR ENERGY … 21st Century Style!

Few have heard of NuScale. That’s changing. NuScale Power is the Oregon State University startup cofounded in 2007 by Dr. Jose Reyes, the chief technology officer. Reyes developed the innovative design for NuScale’s small modular reactor, which later captured the attention of Fluor, now its pri[...]

March 16th, 2018 - 12:52 am § in Misc., Science

Why Cloning Is Bad: a funeral elegy

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March 15th, 2018 - 9:32 am § in Science

FALSE NEWS ON THE HUFF POST

“After A Year In Space, NASA Astronaut’s Genes Have Changed. Possibly For Good.” The Huff Post says that Scott Kelly’s genes changed after a year in space.  Genes are DNA.  The science from NASA reports that things that the messages being sent, RNA, from Mr. Kelly’s genes[...]

March 13th, 2018 - 9:43 pm § in Science

Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018

Scientist, thinker, teacher, human.[...]