Honeybees might just need more sleep to combat CCD, paleontologists identify how triceratops fought, David Attenborough's creationist hate mail, the political subtleties of environmental policy, Stephen Colbert makes science funny again...

  • Colbert Report w/ guest Chris Mooney: Obama’s New Science Policy
      Instead of just making a mockery of what was considered science for eight years, Stephen Colbert has us laughing guilt free at science again. (But, seriously, what is science’s Rightful Place within the Obama administration?)
  • Attenborough reveals creationist hate mail for not crediting God
    Who could send hate mail to the most widely loved, and by far the cutest, nature documentary narrator of all time?  But his response is wonderfully damning: “I always reply by saying that I think of a little child in east Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball. The worm cannot live in any other way, except by burrowing through eyeballs. I find that hard to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent creator.”
  • The Ecology of Agro-Food Policy
    The political complexity of environmental policy produces road blocks that limit the development of effective laws because, as Cohen states,  “if you can’t get a clear and direct message across, you can’t hold sway in a policy room.”
  • Scars Reveal How Triceratops Fought
    If you weren’t completely obsessed with dinosaurs as a child, this is fair warning—you probably won’t enjoy this story about how triceratops fought.
  • A Low-Tech Treatment for Bee Plague
    Might letting bees hibernate be the long sought cure for colony collapse disorder? Regardless, this is the most up-to-date information on the complexities behind CCD.

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Originally published January 28, 2009


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