The infection has spread

...Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The public health arm of the federal government ? long considered a bastion of scientific integrity and political neutrality ? has been compromised, and fatal consequences are unfolding.Ebola not only has made...

Rants & Raves

...make these grand pronouncements about how large or small either should be year to year with such a small sample size? The scientific method has been hijacked by politics. RANT FOR THE NEW food set up at Arts in the Heart of Augusta. If they are going to...

Misconceptions persist about immigrant workers

...considered bilingual.Mexican immigrants are willing to perform the menial tasks that most Americans will not. According to a Scientific American report from about 2005, most American farm labor is composed almost entirely of Latino migrant workers, which at...

Nuclear waste review board to discuss Savannah River Site

...29 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St.The board was created in 1987 to review the technical and scientific validity of DOE activities related to nuclear waste. Board members, who are appointed by the president, report findings...

A heated debate on climate

...costs for future generations. But that is impossible to say with any certainty. As positive as the federal government's scientific advisers are that something needs to be done, they are unsure as to what should be done globally, how much of "it" should...

Right shuns consensus

...warming in the past few decades. The past decade was the warmest on record.Another example is evolution. Almost every scientific group, representing hundreds of thousands of biologists, has issued statements supporting evolution and rejecting "intelligent...

No smoke, but there could be fire: E-cigarettes might not be the answer

...industry not only to submit their products for approval; list ingredients on packaging; and cease making health claims without scientific evidence. It also would also ban sales to minors, a federal reinforcement of a law already adopted by most states; ban...

STEM workforce needed for future, Technology Association of Georgia says

...they might not become engineers," he said, "but if they've got that mindset to think through the problem, use the scientific method, go through the motions, I think the future is bright for having plenty of technical people."

NFL seeks answers regarding marijuana use

...slowly no matter where it's conducted and, as Vandrey says, "the NFL is in business for playing football, not doing scientific research."Meanwhile, marijuana becomes more and more acceptable across America every day. But even with the Super Bowl...

Sheriff's officers tell of trauma from having to shoot, kill

...Seminar, which puts them in touch with people across the state who have experienced similar events."There's nothing scientific about what happens there," Lt. Andy Carrier said. "You're just putting people together who have a common bond."Georgia...