Archives for June 13, 2013

Let’s look at the evidence … Hmmmmm…. Hat Tip: Aviva Shen

High temperatures and dry conditions have caused the outbreak, increased intensity, and rapid spread of numerous wildfires in Colorado. Again. Fires happen, but the number, size, and intensity of wildfires in the western United States has been very high in recent years, and this is caused by global warming. Global warming causes more rain and…

Can you patent DNA?

No. Not if it is natural. In a decision that could have broad-reaching effects on the future of science and medicine, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that: — “A naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated.” — But, synthetically created “strands of…