September 8, 2011

Science, From the Mouths of GOP Candidates

As if we needed more evidence that American education has all but failed to equip those who run for public office in the fundamental tenets of scientific method, and basic applications of logic and environmental planning, more comes to light.

The following is an excerpt from, "In Their Own Words: GOP Candidates And Science" by Corey Dade for National Public Radio.

Jon Huntsman's recent tweet on science might not stand out in some crowds: "I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy," the former Utah governor wrote on Aug. 18. But among his fellow contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, Huntsman's declaration in support of both evolution and human-caused global warming made him an outlier. We compiled the Republican candidates' recent statements on climate change and evolution, and for comparison, included the consensus view among mainstream scientists and educators.

September 3, 2011

Free NASA Ap for Android

Now you can explore with NASA from your Android phone, and it doesn't cost a dime. Discover a huge collection of stunning images, videos, mission information, news, NASA TV and featured content with the new NASA App for Android (TM). It is available free of charge from NASA on the Android Market (TM).

Features of the NASA Android Ap:
Thousands of images from NASA IOTD, APOD and NASAImages.org
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Launch Information & Countdown clocks
Current Visible Passes for the International Space Station (ISS)
ISS and Earth Orbiting Satellite Tracker
NASA Twitter Feeds from around the agency
News and Features from the NASA topic areas
Facebook® Connect and Integrated Twitter™ client for easy sharing
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Featured content section

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Home Screen
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