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An important revelation regarding Heartland Gate (global warming denialism) [Greg Laden's Blog]


Peter Gleick has been cleared of faking a key memo. Who is Peter Gleick, and what is this memo of which we speak? Here is a refresher of events over the last 3 1/2 months: You will recall that last...More


Maybe Government Should Be A Little LESS Like Big Business


We chide corporate execs for their excesses, then confront a GSA that rocked too hard & learned what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. We blast Big Business for not playing by the rules, then our esteemed Secret...More


Who should moderate a Science Debate? [Greg Laden's Blog]


Science Debate Dot Org asks the question: In a nationally televised presidential science debate, who would be the best moderator? I find the suggestions that have been made so far to be interesting. A lot of people seem to be...More


No Tucker Max, not PETA! [denialism blog]


You may have heard about Planned Parenthood turning down Tucker Max's 500k charitable donation on the grounds his misogynistic past marred the gift. Now PETA is asking for the donation .More


Now Andy Wakefield will prevail in his libel suit against Brian Deer

I don't know what it is about the beginning of a year. I don't know if it's confirmation bias or real, but it sure seems that something big happens early every year in the antivaccine world. Consider. As I pointed...More


Going Undercover in the Belly of Our Beastly Food Chain


Tracie McMillan's The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table takes us on a vivid and poignant tour of a place we don't really want to go: the mostly hidden, sometimes horrible world...More


Planned Parenthood: Trying to Addict Your Kids to Sex [denialism blog]


How's this for a tinfoil hat conspiracy , brought to you by the American Life League-- Planned Parenthood's strategy in this great world is to: Phase one: Get kids addicted to sex. Phase two: profit! Through selling birth control, STD...More


Full Speed Ahead? [Page 3.14]


On We Beasties, Kevin Bonham reports that scientists have genetically enabled E. coli to digest a sugar found in algae. Bonham writes, "Scientists have been picking this bug's locks for decades, and it's already been engineered to make not just...More


Winning Hearts and Minds in Idaho Falls

The theory of change behind Living Liberally is that you can sometimes connect to people through culture in ways you can't simply through argument. Look to Idaho Falls -- a chapter in one of the nation's reddest states -- for...More