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Are Transgenic Crops Safe to Grow and Eat?

In the September issue of Scientific American, which should be arriving on newsstands and in subscribers in-boxes right about now, there is a totally awesome and, sadly, totally paywalled article entitled Sowing a Gene Revolution: A new green revolution based on genetically modified crops can help reduce poverty and hunger--but only if formidable institutional challenges are met...

August 7, 2007 — Christopher Mims

When morality is hard to like

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Mind Matters where top researchers in neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry discuss the findings and theories driving their fields.

August 6, 2007 — David Dobbs

Star Trek--Original Series: Where no pixel has gone before

Thanks to insomnia, I have gone where only the most dedicated fans of Star Trek --the Original Series have gone before. It was 3 A.M. and I switched on the TV to somnambulantly wander with my remote through the hazy media netherworld of half hour infomercials, advertisement-pocked B horror flicks and tedious reruns of the Andy Griffith Show ...

August 2, 2007 — Michael J. Battaglia

Rush shilling for General Motors' new "green" autos... Yay?

We all know that Rush Limbaugh--global warming skeptic, proud owner of multiple SUVs--has been ridin' dirty for as long as he's been on the radio. So it's no surprise that large swaths of the blogosphere find it highly ironic that Rush did an ad for GM in which he talks about how much he loves him some GM SUVs, and without missing a beat, touts GM's forward-thinking, environmentally friendly practices...

August 2, 2007 — Christopher Mims

Many worlds in Oxford

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the launching of the "Many Worlds" Interpretation of quantum mechanics, in which parallel universes are constantly branching off from the one we experience, with different events taking place in them...

August 2, 2007 — Graham P. Collins

Thing that reminds us of global warming (of the day) -- photo gallery

The full title should be "Thing that reminds us of global warming, but, like all individual weather phenomena, can't be proved to be directly linked to it on account of the overwhelming complexity of the Earth's climactic system, which manifests itself in seemingly random (when localized) temperature, rainfall, and windspeed variations--a photo gallery (of the day)" but that wouldn't fit...

August 1, 2007 — Christopher Mims

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