By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
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"Should science be a fundamentalist belief system? Or should it be based on open-minded inquiry into the unknown?" So asks prolific author Rupert Sheldrake, a former fellow of Clare College at Cambridge University, where he was director of studies in cell biology and was a research fellow of the Royal Society.
Activists angered by Pope Benedict XVI's recent comment about gay marriage have held a small protest in St. Peter's Square during the pontiff's weekly address there.
Criminal behavior can't be blamed on how someone's brain is wired, at least not yet, says a report from British experts who examined how neuroscience is being used in some court cases.
Scientists are showing off a little-known property of some common garden flowers: They're iridescent, meaning that light shimmers off them like the back of a CD.
In three intense days last month cloistered behind Chicheley Hall's old brick walls, four dozen thinkers pondered the planet's fate as it grows warmer, weighed the idea of reflecting the sun to cool the atmosphere, and debated the question of who would make the decision to interfere with nature to try to save the planet.
To the quiet green solitude of an English country estate they retreated, to think the unthinkable.
It came with wobbly writing and hand-drawn diagrams, but an elementary school science project has made it into a peer-reviewed journal from Britain's prestigious Royal Society.
It wasn't love. It could have been adventure. Or maybe she just got lost.
The chairman of a key congressional human rights panel is urging Congress to pass a law to give the State Department stronger powers to combat the exploitation of children in poor countries that lack the ability to stop the abuse.
The Smithsonian Institution, that exalted entity, has appeared anything but dignified in recent months. The institution's president, Lawrence Small, resigned in March amid controversy over his million-dollar expense accounts and "Dom Perignon lifestyle," as Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, described it.