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James Gerken

House Science Chair Says Latest Climate Report Is 'Clearly Biased,' But He Only Read The Summary | James Gerken | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

Lamar Smith, the Republican chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, hasn't read the latest report from the United Nations' I...

Jason Linkins

Obama Finds An ISIS Strategy While Congress... Privatizes Asteroids? Really? | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: Fresh off polls indicating that a majority of Americans now believe that the Islamic State (or, if you prefer, ISIS or ISIL) poses ...

The House Science Committee Is In A State Of Climate Change Denial

The American Independent Institute | Brad Johnson | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

This is the third in a three-part series. Read the first story here and the second here. About 97 percent of active climate scientists believe tha...

Republicans Wage Anti-'Secret Science' Campaign Against The EPA

The American Independent Institute | Brad Johnson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

This is the second in a three-part series. Read the first story here. The conservative “secret science” campaign harkens back nearly twenty yea...

How One GOP-Controlled Committee Is Waging A War On Science

The American Independent Institute | Brad Johnson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

At a March 26 hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Republican congressmen took turns attacking President Obama's top...

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Pick Climate Skeptic To Head Environment Subcommittee | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans selected Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), who is on the record questioning whether humans are causing climate change, ...

Kate Sheppard

California Is On Fire And Its GOP Rep Insists It Has Nothing To Do With Global Warming | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this month, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told a town hall that global warming "is a total fraud" perpetuated by people who "...

Is Governor Brown Playing 13 Tzameti With the Climate?

Jordan Haedtler | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Jordan Haedtler

With each pipeline that is approved, each greenlight given to coal and natural gas exports, we're putting more bullets in the chamber, and doubling down on our dangerous game of 13 Tzameti.

Republican Hopes For More Climate Change Denial At NASA

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), a member of the House Science Committee who recently claimed that Earth's best feature was that "if you poke holes in i...

Evolution Time for the Creation Museum

Lester & Charlie | Posted 05.07.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Sounds to us like the Creation Museum is the perfect mecca for both Bible thumpers and potheads! That's why we were shocked to learn that this major, multimillion-dollar facility has suddenly found itself taking a crash course in survival of the fittest.

GOP-Controlled Committee Plans Hearing On Asteroids That Pose A 'Potential Threat To Earth'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology announced Friday that it will hold a hearing in the coming weeks over asteroids that pose a "pote...

Science and Religion: Never the Twain Shall Meet

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.14.2013 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

Unlike scientific claims, beliefs cannot be arbitrated to determine which is valid because there is no objective basis on which to compare one set of beliefs to another. Those two world views are not closer than we think; they are as far apart as could possibly be imagined.

Cara Santa Maria

What Earth REALLY Looked Like 6,000 Years Ago | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.10.2012 | Science

As 2012 comes to a close, I'd like to take a moment to bid farewell to a few congressmen who were voted out of office this year, hopefully for their a...

Republican Expects To Stay On Science Committee After Blasting Science

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) is admittedly not a big fan nor a believer in some of the most central tenets of science, but that shouldn't be a reason to co...

Global Warming Skeptic Set To Chair House Science Committee

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), a skeptic of man-made global warming, is set to take over the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology in the 113t...

WATCH: Maddow Skewers House Republicans

Posted 10.11.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow ripped Republican members of the House Science Committee on her Tuesday MSNBC show, contrasting their science-related comments to the sc...

The Congressional Prayer Caucus and the House Science Committee -- A Disturbing Combination

Chris Rodda | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Five of the twelve members of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education are Prayer Caucus members. This is the subcommittee that has "legislative jurisdiction and general oversight and investigative authority on all matters relating to science policy and science education."

Bill Nye Blasts Congressman For Remarks On Evolution, Big Bang

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.10.2012 | Science

For someone who sits on a key congressional science advisory committee, Rep. Paul C. Broun (R-Ga.) seems to take a pretty dim view of science. In ...

Todd Akin and the House Science Committee Don't Believe in Science

Jason Stanford | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

The Mars Curiosity Rover has more than 1 million followers on Twitter. Todd Akin has a little over 5,000. Guess which one has more influence on our nation's science and space policy?

Should Dow Get a Veto Over Government Scientists?

Andy Igrejas | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Andy Igrejas

An obscure Congressional hearing on Tuesday became a flashpoint in a very important conflict: the attempt by the chemical industry to gain a veto over the work of government scientists. This time, however, the scientists fought back.

Will Politics Trump Economic Progress?

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

The United States is in danger of losing its global competitive advantage in science and technology, a prospect that would surely result in economic decline.

Gates Seeks More High-Tech Visas

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — More investment in math and science education and a more liberal policy toward skilled foreign workers are crucial if America is to...