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The 2005 Energy Policy Act is known by some as being written by the energy lobby and by others as containing things down right goofy. One provision creates what are known as energy transmission corridors. Supposedly, the idea is to lower energy costs and increase security (is there anything that’s done by the government these…

When I encounter horrific articles like Hope for sex-boosting slimming pill , I would just as soon take a pencil and shove it in my ear because that would be more gratifying than giving such journalistic shattery any kind of serious consideration. But what the hey, this is the Chimp Refuge, where we toss scat…

Let’s see, the Biz shot its right foot with the Vioxx debacle, then its left foot with Zyprexa (and others, but that’s a recent one), so now it must look for another site for further damage of its tattered n’ shattered image. Hmmm, how about lobbing off a couple of fingers? The FDA’s approval of…

Science: Get Jiggy Wit It!

Peter Doherty (no, not that Babyshambles creature, but the Nobel Laureate) laments the use of pop music to teach science in the Australian school system. That and other mushy encroachments in the Queensland science curriculum, as reported in Pop songs are weird science would make it appear that like the US, science education in Oz…

The latest Science Blogs hot topic on Dario Ringach’s decision to cease his research struck a Bushwellian nerve or two thousand. Here’s an excerpt from Predators Unleashed (see Investors.com, 8/24/2006). A group named Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty has reportedly posted on its Web site the home telephone numbers, addresses and the children’s schools of those…

So the Union of Concerned Scientists issued a press release, and the media bleats “FDA Scientists Blast Agency Priorities.” In the interest of brevity, the qualifier that these blasts emanated from 20% of those surveyed was omitted. Presumably, the other 80% were cowed into submission by their hyperpolitically charged overlords or were just too busy…

HR 810. The president’s only veto after six years in office. The failure of the House to override the veto with a 2/3rds majority due primarily to the muddy-headed thinking and religious dogma-addled brains of conservative Republican lap-dogs. One can only hope that rational people will remember this come November and vote accordingly. How anyone…