What could possibly go wrong? They'll "prove" that fracking doesn't pollute groundwater, nuclear plants and their waste products are safe and global warming is a myth. Oh yeah, the Earth is 6,000 years old and Intelligent Design is science. We, our children and our grandchildren will all profit from this!
This country pisses away billions of dollars a year funding its war machine and can't fund planetary science which serves as a legacy to be passed down to future generations. It will be very clear in the years ahead where our priorities were.
I haven't heard of any threats of Whole Foods attempting to demand any changes to textbooks while the creationists are attempting to cram their religious doctrine down our children's throats. If you don't agree with what Whole Foods is selling, don't go to Whole Foods. I'm more frightened of the growing monopolies within the food industry, a la Monsanto, Tyson and ConAgra. If you want to compare those folks and the creationists then I think you're onto something. Personally, I enjoy Science and choosing to eat healthy food.
Yes, a planetarium is a nice way to portray what goes on in the sky, but I prefer an observatory where you can look at the real thing. And yes, I am on the staff of two observatories where my greatest pleasure is turning people on to the universe.
The utility should pay a fee for being able to have power generated by their customers. After all, the customer is footing the expense of installing the solar panels. What would be really interesting is if there were some competition (gasp!) and the consumer would be able to provide power for the utility that offered the best price for their product.
The NSA is operating outside of its charter and heads need to roll. What's is really embarrasing about this mess is that other countries are (properly) telling the U.S. to knock it the fuck off. We need to go back to 9/12/2001 and restore the privacy and freedom portions of The Constitution before this country evolves into the most dangerous police state ever.
Shit happens and I bet their voter turnout is better that here in the U.S. - for national elections, I know there's a better turnout for American Idol.
South Africa, where they dig up gold and diamonds.
Not quite true; the shuttles had outlived their usefullness and were extremely expensive ways of reaching LEO. The real tragedy is that NASA didn't come up with an alternative in 30+ years and now a seat in a Soyuz costs around $70 million. And, when engineers speak managers should listen.
Yes, Tesla stock dropped after this story came out. And millions of people are happily driving the Prius and will be driving the Tesla. And the news industry (is it really journalism?) will find another story with more victims and gorier details.
The claim that Voyager 1 has left the Solar System is incorrect. Voyager 1 was thought to have entered the interstellar medium, but it may be another 30,000 years before it crosses out of the Oort Cloud and finally leaves the Solar System.
Right hand or left hand I would certainly know which finger to use - the single finger salute.
The Earth is tlited on its axis and the direct rays of the sun strike different regions in a regular pattern. Get over it.
I hope that someone at Yahoo has a heart and will reconsider removing Martin Manley's website. Or is it so terrible for someone to express their feelings to others, whether they're talking face to face or they put up a webpage? You would think that techno geeks would be more encouraging of open dialogue or are they just in it for the money?
They also showed us that, if you don't pay attention to history it tends to repeat itself...