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In this week’s edition of PNAS, crop scientists at Texas A&M University report the engineering of cotton strains with edible seeds. Now, when I think of cotton, I generally think of clothes, especially the kind that really seem to like getting wrinkled in the drier. Not counting the unrelated–but still delicious–exception of cotton candy, food…

It has just been announced that unpopular Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is “stepping down”. This is no doubt a positive step for the Bush Administration, the nation, and the world as a whole, but it comes as too little too late, as the disastrous Iraq war has already cost the lives of almost 3,000…

There’s a hot congressional race going on right now deep in the heart of Texas in District 17, which stretches from just north of Houston to just south of Fort Worth and includes my alma mater, Texas A&M University. The contest pits incumbent Democrat and local guy Chet Edwards against Republican Van Taylor, who was…

The National Academies today released their report on Surface Temperature Reconstructions for the Last 2,000 Years. The verdict? “High confidence that planet is warmest in 400 years; less confidence in temperature reconstructions prior to 1600.” The reviews from around the web are equally mixed, although generally agreeing that the report vindicates Mann’s hockey stick model.…