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Jimmy Carter urges energy reform, again

When it comes to energy policy in the U.S., not very much has changed since President Jimmy Carter declared more than three decades ago that achieving energy independence was "the moral equivalent of war."

Today, Carter had his “I-told-you-so-moment” in testimony on energy policy before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, giving lawmakers a bit of a history lesson (while acknowledging that some of them were also in government then)...

May 12, 2009 — David Biello

Google adds options to help searchers get to the point

Google has a better idea for search. What if you could customize the results, prioritizing hits based on your personal preferences?

Although searching with key words has worked for the first few decades of the Web, some searches are hard to perform that way alone, Marissa Mayer, vice president of Google Search Products and User Experience, acknowledged today...

May 12, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

Drug company swag sways med students

Can something as small as the logo on a pen sway a doctor to write a prescription for one drug over another? You bet. Medical students, at least, fall prey to the influence of drug company trinkets, says a study published today in Archives of Internal Medicine ...

May 11, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Islands of species richness

New Caledonia, a French territory in the South Pacific, is the hottest spot on Earth for biodiversity, says a study in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA ...

May 11, 2009 — David Biello

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