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Hillary brings up science, but will it stay in play?

Save for the media swarm in the wake of the hand raises by Republican candidates Sam Brownback, Mike Huckabee and Tom Tancredo, it appears Hillary Clinton is the first to put science in the spotlight in the race for the White House...

October 8, 2007 — Nikhil Swaminathan

Clinton promises solar sunrise, will Ausra deliver?

Good old Bill Clinton has done it again. Perhaps inspired by David Mills' speculation on the capacity of solar thermal power plants to deliver emissions-free electricity in this country, his confab going on in NYC presently has united said visionary's solar thermal company Ausra with utility giants Florida Power and Light (FPL) and Pacfic Gas and Electric (PG&E)...

September 27, 2007 — David Biello

Hysterical about hysteria

I've been really bothered by coverage of the supposed meteorite in southeastern Peru and of villagers getting sick. People have been way too quick to leap to mass hysteria as the explanation for the strange events...

September 26, 2007 — George Musser

Busted: PR Flacks who ran afoul of the science blogosphere, including a brand new flack for Stuart Pivar who showed up right here on this blog

Not that anyone should care about the attempt by New York businessman Stuart Pivar to sue prominent science blogger PZ Myers of Pharyngula anymore, since the suit was just dismissed, but I just noticed that two of the pro-Pivar comments* on the original post in which I broke the PZ/Pivar story were by a "Matthew Richards," who claims to be an attorney...

August 31, 2007 — Christopher Mims

WIRED scoops Scientific American on SciAm's own birthday -- happy 162nd to us!

Put up ya lighters, raise a glass of Henny, empty a clip into the night sky -- whatever it is you do when you want to party like it's 2999, 'cause the magazine that predates the American civil war, the only extant publication that used to run its own patent service, the joint that has played host to every great mind from Mark Twain to Albert Einstein to Tim Berners-Lee -- is celebrating its 162nd birthday...

August 28, 2007 — Christopher Mims

Will Ferrell: BMW's hydrogen rube

The plan works: give keys to new concept car (I know, I know, BMW insists this is a production model having produced 100 of them) to major celebrity.

August 20, 2007 — David Biello

Airport security now reads minds

According to this report, the Transportation Security Administration is adding another layer of scrutiny beyond the metal detector, X-ray belt and the cursory glance.

August 15, 2007 — Nikhil Swaminathan

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