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  • Obama rescinding stem-cell research ban

     
    by Mark Silva One of former President George W. Bush's first big acts before the terrorism of 9/11 and the wars that followed - announced in a nationally televised address from his ranch in Texas - was his ban against......
  • Obama's FDA leader, food safety plans

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, announcing the appointments of Dr. Margaret Hamburg as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein as the Principal Deputy Commissioner today, also used his weekly Internet and radio...
  • Obama's Republican appointees:

     
    by Mark Silva For all the howling - Okay, there hasn't been that much howling, rather more ranting from the likes of television's Glenn Beck - about all the leftists filling up posts in the Obama White House, there really......
  • Study Finds Little Difference for Drivers Who've Smoked Marijuana

     
    As a disclaimer to this story, we???d like to emphasize that smoking cannabis and driving under its influence is illegal. Still, a recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that drivers under the influence of marijuana showed no......
  • White House defends stimulus projects

     
    Peter Nicholas and Julia Love reported today on this new report from Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John McCain (R-AZ) of 100 of the most wasteful stimulus projects: In several cases, stimulus money went toward the promotion and study of......
  • The stem-cell decision: Obama's not Mr. Sensitivity

    As he lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research Monday, President Barack Obama proclaimed that scientific decisions now will be made "on facts, not ideology." This sounds good, but what if there were other nonideological facts...
  • Lives, dreams on the line as Congress dithers over immigration

    Robert Sagastume is Honduran by birth, American by choice and legally stuck somewhere in between by politics. He is also the embodiment of the humanitarian problem at the heart of our border crisis. Now a 26-year-old Midwestern college student, he...
  • The economics of Ebola, or why there's no cure

    Of all the horrific features of Ebola disease--its deadliness, its virulence--perhaps the scariest is that there's no cure. This is not the same thing as saying it's incurable or untreatable. In fact, scientists are fairly confident they can develop...
  • Why are 600 brain scientists protesting a huge brain research study?

    You don't often see scientific researchers turning up their noses at nearly a billion and a half dollars in government funding. Still more rarely will the elite of a research field threaten to boycott a huge international project in their field en masse....
  • Teens bullying less -- but more are carrying weapons, new study says

    Teens bullying less -- but more are carrying weapons, new study says
    It's hard to imagine a starker good news/bad news scenario than the one spelled out in a new national study on bullying. First, the good: The number of students in 6th through 10th grades who reported being bullied at least twice in a month fell from...
  • Government shutdown cost public lots, report finds

    The congressional incompetence that shut down our federal government last month hurt the little guy in more ways than many of us probably could have imagined. The shutdown disrupted the lives of people ranging from Alaskan crab fishermen to eager...