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Understanding the Roots of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

What is the actual history behind the conflict in Ukraine, and what has been the role of America and the West in fostering it?

Never Apologize, Never Explain…

Remember the slogan “ethics is playing catch-up with science”? It was one of the trusty clichés of science journalists in the heated debates five or six years ago over embryo research, “therapeutic cloning” and embryonic stem cells. From a layman’s point of view, the nub of the issue was this: adult stem cells were ethically [...]

Remember those ‘melting Himalayan glaciers’? Well…

Now this is embarrassing: Two years ago, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report claiming -- among other things -- that the glaciers of the Himalayas would melt by 2035. Unfortunately, it appears that the researchers didn't do a lot of actual, you know, research. In the past few days the [...]

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