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Feds funding science fraud?

The funding source skews the results of scientific research. Might $68 billion in research and technology money have an impact on what climate researchers find?

Relativity and the color of gold

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 – Einstein’s general theory of relativity is 100 years old this year, and special relativity is 110. Big deal, you say. What’s relativity done for me recently? Well, it’s probably kept your fingers on your hand, and it’s certainly kept Lil Wayne’s head on his shoulders. Relativity isn’t important just to physicists. ...

A rare debate on the “settled science” of climate change

CHICAGO, October 2, 2014 — In 1997 during the Kyoto Protocol Treaty negotiations in Japan, Dr. Robert Watson, then Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was asked about scientists who challenge United Nations conclusions that global warming was man-made. He answered, “The science is settled…we’re not going to reopen it here.” Thus began one ...