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June 6th, 2019 - 8:47 am § in Hypocrisy, Science, UW

Trump’s fetal tissue ban

“Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump’s administration,” HHS (Axios, 6/6/2019, excerpted )The Trump administration announced yesterday that it will no longer fund medical research that uses fetal tissu[...]

March 25th, 2019 - 10:47 am § in Hypocrisy, Science

Harvard Biology Star To Cure Aging and Resurrect Dinosaurs

From Jurassic Park to The Fountain of Youth MIT’s alumni magazine often hypes tech,  The latest is the announcement that George Church, a major geneticist given to self promotion worthy of Jurassic park, now is starting a company that will reverse aging. GMO DOGS  MIT’s Technology Revi[...]

January 8th, 2019 - 1:54 am § in Science

23&ME sells human genomes for $300,000,000

Are one’s soul and their DNA the same things? GlaxoSmithKline has announced a four year deal with 23andMe that allows the drug company access to the genetic data in 23&Me’s database for  drug research.  The deal will last four years. Of course the protests are already there!  On t[...]

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[...]