Congress Overlooks Stem Cell Fraud and Futility

The Senate is preparing to vote this summer on a bill restoring funding to embryonic stem cell research. It’s a situation that should make...

Let There Be Dark?

Some astronomers seem to be willing to say and do just about anything just to get a better look at the heavens, including making...

The Wind Cries ‘Bailout!’

Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens launched a media blitz this week to announce his plan for us “to escape the grip of foreign oil.”...

Trading Hot Air?

Hot air is often associated with politicians, but the new 110th Congress will try elevating that unflattering characterization to the status of a tradable...

Tree Ring Circus

Is it really possible to determine the change in global temperatures over the last 1,000 years by examining tree rings? We may finally learn...

Food Police Indict SpongeBob

Who would ever think that loveable cartoon characters, such as SpongeBob SquarePants, threaten public health? Well the “food police” apparently do, and this week...

Top Ten Junk Science Stories of the Past Decade

My web site JunkScience.com celebrated its 10th anniversary on April 1, 2006. To mark the event, this column spotlights 10 big junk science stories...

Unsustainable Environmentalism

Environmental activists use the term “sustainable development” to convey the notion that they’re not merely knee-jerk anti-business zealots and that they are all in...

‘Green’ Politicians Add to Gas Price Woes

Amid the race between politicians to capitalize on consumer anger at high gas prices, at least one member of Congress, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.,...

Al Gore’s Inconvenient Electric Bill

The March 1863 Enrollment Act permitted wealthy men to legally dodge the Civil War draft by paying a $300 commutation fee to the U.S....

Environmentalists Prompt Nuclear Power Wake-Up Call

What did the nuclear power industry get for playing footsie with the “greens” on global warming? A knife in the back, it looks like....

What Arctic Warming?

The New York Times appeared to try a new tactic in its campaign to convince the public that global warming is real. But don’t...

EPA’s Never Ending Dioxin Scare

If ever there was an example of what’s wrong with the intersection of government and science, the Environmental Protection Agency’s 20-year campaign to scare...

Capturing Carbon Pipe Dreams

If you enjoy the benefits of affordable and readily available electricity, a new report from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) may spur you...

Vaccination-Autism Link Unproven

Radio shock jock Don Imus is on a rampage about the vaccine preservative thimerosal allegedly causing autism. A closer look at the facts, however,...