Alice Park’s new book The Stem Cell Hope, convinced me it is time to retire, “Where is my jetpack!?” once and for all. After reading her new book, Park will have you screaming, “Where are my stem cells?” from every rooftop.
Jetpacks are a puerile toy that we all know would be impractical, deadly, [...]
Ah yes, another law drafted by the “the government is evil and should be small except for when legislating about sex, drugs, and procreation” GOP has failed.
And did they really want it to pass? No – it’s a wedge issue designed to give them something to point to during the election cycle. “See, [...]
I’m always amazed by the way governments address their own abysmal actions. Thousands were involuntarily sterilized? Here’s some money, now be quiet.
There should be a massive, public announcement in which the governor and all members of the state’s government (senators, reps, etc.) deliver a clear, honest description of what happened, why North Carolinian’s [...]
We’re at something of an impasse here. Those interested in politics aren’t interested in science. Those interested in science are frustrated by politics. Few from either group know how to communicate with the other. We’ve been divided and thusly conquered.
What’s a disenchanted generation to do? Squat in a park and make cardboard [...]
More than 5,000 people signed a petition demanding that the White House disclose the government’s knowledge of extraterrestrial beings. More than 12,000 signed another petition seeking formal acknowledgment of an extraterrestrial presence engaging with the human race.
In response, Phil Larson of the White House office of science and technology policy wrote that [...]
Remember, today is Independence Day:
To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so.
To be GOVERNED is to be at every [...]
Wired has a great article by Daniel MacArthur about how bad the government is at actually using regulation properly:
2010 was a horrible year for the fledgling consumer genetics industry. After several years of largely benign neglect from US regulatory bodies, an announcement by testing company Pathway Genomics last May that it would [...]
Plague? Zombies? Nuclear Holocaust? No worries, NYC knows what to do and has penned a legal handy-dandy guide to make sure you do too:
Published with the disarmingly bland title “New York State Public Health Legal Manual,” the doomsday book does not proclaim new law but, rather, describes existing law and gives lawyers and judges [...]
AboutPop Bioethics, written by Kyle Munkittrick, is an effort to study the ethics of the continuing evolution of the human species via the lens of pop culture and be somewhat entertaining in the process.