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Gene Editing Controversy Reminds Us Just How Much Money Influences Science

Recently, a kerfuffle in the world of CRISPR illustrated just how easily money—and our perception of it—can impact science.<p>In late May, a paper came …

Stephen Hawking: Earth could turn into hothouse planet like Venus

Earth could turn into a hothouse planet like Venus, with boiling oceans and acid rain, if humans don't curb irreversible climate change, physicist Stephen Hawking claimed in a recent interview.<p>"We are close to the tipping point, where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump's action could push …

Climate Change

California files more charges against antiabortion activists

State prosecutors have filed new, more specific invasion-of-privacy charges against two antiabortion activists for secretly recording conversations at national meetings of abortion providers, after a San Francisco judge dismissed most of the initial charges.<p>David Daleiden, leader of a group called …

San Francisco

Creationist uses Trump order to get permission to take rocks from Grand Canyon

Geologist Andrew Snelling sued US Department of the Interior when it initially turned down his plan to prove the Bible’s great flood story is true<p>An Australian geologist who is trying to prove the existence of the biblical great flood will be allowed to collect rock samples from the Grand …

Grand Canyon

Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's fate in criminal contempt trial rests with judge

<b>Phoenix (CNN) —</b> In his years as the top lawman in Arizona's largest county, Joe Arpaio touted the tough punishments he handed out.<p>Now the former Maricopa County sheriff's fate is in a judge's hands.<p>And if US District Judge Susan Bolton finds him guilty of criminal contempt, the man who once called …

Immigration

Australia May Fire 350 Climate Scientists Because Climate Change is Proven

There are down sides to success. Australia’s national science industry has announced that, as far as they’re concerned, there is no longer any doubt …

Australia guts climate change research

Australia is no stranger to the consequences of global warming. One of the hottest and driest regions on Earth, the continent is facing increasing …