Proving/disproving relativity what science is all about

Freedom Newspapers After some delays, it now looks as if the spacecraft designed to test Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity finally will be launched Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Assuming the launch finally happens — and surely it will eventually — this is exciting news for two reasons. The first is that instruments […]

Bush administration manipulates facts

Leonard Pitts Jr. Two plus two — I have this on good authority — equals four. So how do you feel about that? Do you support that interpretation or do you think it should be changed? Yes, I know. You’re wondering if I’ve lost my mind. Well, asking that question tells me something about you. […]

Bush has not politicized, but challenged science

Editorial Accusations leveled last week by the Union of Concerned Scientists that the Bush administration is politicizing science opened audacious new frontiers in hypocrisy. That’s not only a case of the pot calling the kettle black, but it turns reality on its head. Perhaps no group in history has done more to politicize science than […]

NASA should stick to exploration and science, let voluntary sectors do the rest

No question, the color photos from NASA’s Spirit Rover on Mars are exciting, and the potential for discovering more about the Red Planet is downright exhilarating. Scientists and technicians from NASA deserve hearty congratulations. The landing has even uncovered an unexpected and “strangely cohesive” (as science investigator Steve Squyres put it) subsurface material that scientists […]

Research closing in on cancer

The small news story last week about scientists led by Zheng Cui, M.D., at Wake Forest University piqued our curiosity: The scientists had discovered a cancer-resistant mouse and were curious and perspicacious enough to study him further and discover that the resistance was genetic and inheritable. Could this really have some application for human beings? […]