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Jesse Springer of Eugene, Oregon is the new Union of Concerned Scientists Science Idol His entry was our pick as well: Established last year, UCS’s “Science Idol” is an annual editorial cartoon contest on the theme of science integrity. Last year’s winning cartoon is here. Check out all of this year’s finalists.

In attempts to find climate changing culprits aside from greenhouse gases, numerous suggestions have been made. Some have been plausible but didn’t match the data. Others were dubious. One, however, is downright devious. We’re talking, of course, about Lex Luthor. The plays on “Inconvenient Truth” keep coming. In the tradition of “Brokeback to the Future”…

A Week of Testimonies

It’s taking all weekend to sort through everything that happened last week, a banner one if you’re concerned about scientific integrity. Thankfully, we can stream the past. The biggest science integrity news of the week had to be the House Committee on Government and Reform’s continued investigation on political interference with climate science. From Chairman…

We’re Back, With a Funny

It’s been more than 3 weeks, 6 flights, 4 states, 2 presentations, 1 AAAS meeting, 1 new nephew, and more than 1500 new e-mail messages since our last post. Sorry ’bout the lapse. It’s a busy time in the world of scientific integrity, but we hope to be back up to pace shortly. In the…

The Daily Show is reporting that Punxsutawney Phil has been reassigned for statements he made during last week’s Groundhog Day celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. After attempting to use media attention to warn against the dangers of anthropogenic climate change, Phil was put back in his hole. Not a week later, he has been reassigned to…