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Stop Torturing Animals in the Name of Science

Stop Torturing Animals in the Name of Science

Stop Torturing Animals in the Name of Science Hope Ferdowsian Perhaps no one has been more vilified for his sentiments about and actions toward animals than René Descartes. Many scholars attribute the 17th-century belief that animals were mere machines devoid of fear, pain or pleasure to the French mathematician, philosopher and scientist. Animals’ feelings, even…

Democrats Seek ‘Historic’ Changes to U.S. Flood Program

Democrats Seek ‘Historic’ Changes to U.S. Flood Program

Democrats Seek ‘Historic’ Changes to U.S. Flood Program Thomas Frank, E&E News Congressional Democrats are moving toward enacting two measures that could vastly expand access to flood insurance and give communities a more accurate picture of their flood risk through better maps. Two provisions in a budget reconciliation bill the House Financial Services Committee approved…

SpaceX’s Starship Could Rocket-Boost Research in Space

SpaceX’s Starship Could Rocket-Boost Research in Space

SpaceX’s Starship Could Rocket-Boost Research in Space Maddie Bender On Wednesday Elon Musk’s commercial space company SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit as part of Inspiration4, the first all-civilian spaceflight mission. They will return to Earth three days later, having made history. Yet apart from collecting data to add to a robust body of research…