Jason Deibel

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Our theocracy nightmare: President Palin’s martial law

What if McCain/Palin won, then McCain died — and a terror attack followed. Apocalyptic fiction from a nightmare<p>It is obvious in retrospect that only an external attack like that on 7/22 could have saved the Palin presidency. Without it, would any of what followed have happened? I doubt it. The …

E.O. Wilson's Advice for Future Scientists

In his new book, <i>Letters to a Young Scientist</i>, biologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. Wilson aims to inspire a new generation of scientists. Among his observations and advice: Geniuses don't make the best scientists, and don't worry if you aren't good at math.<p>Transcript<p>IRA FLATOW, …

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Graduation Rates Are Not the Only Measure of Educational Success

I never tire of the ceremony of a college graduation. This past week, attending my daughter's graduation from Johns Hopkins University, I watched a thousand young men and women begin the next step of their life journeys. A thousand students, from literally every corner of the globe, walked across …

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>These props -- "advanced technology" as advanced technology -- were amazingly effective, doing what all good theater props will: setting a believable scene. The Ghost Army, some 1,100 men in all, ended up staging more than twenty …

'hunt down jargon and kill it'

<b>What's a good science story?</b><p>A good science story is like any other good story: it has tension and movement; it has conflicts the reader can relate …

Are US teachers ready for science standards? - Futurity

MICHIGAN STATE (US) — America’s K-12 teachers are not fully prepared to meet a new …

Are those tiny gold particles bad for you? - Futurity

STONY BROOK (US) — Pure gold nanoparticles found in everyday items such as personal care …

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