Science http://tpr.org en The Source: Cracking Down On Science Fraud http://tpr.org/post/source-cracking-down-science-fraud <p>The foundation of science is tested, repeatable experiments with good data.</p><p>When people lie in science, fabricate data, the peer-review process is supposed to keep fraudsters from publishing. But as science expands it becomes more complex and the number of journals flourishes.</p><p>As a result of being treated as a business, a number of high-profile frauds are occurring, and sometimes the journals themselves are complicit.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:24:53 +0000 Paul Flahive 35173 at http://tpr.org The Source: Cracking Down On Science Fraud The Source: U.S. Not Confident In Core Science http://tpr.org/post/source-us-not-confident-core-science <p>Last week the <a href="http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/index.shtml" target="_blank">Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change </a>released a fifth report on climate change and how to reduce it. The panel, which was set up in 1988 to assess the science related to climate change and propose solutions, is clear: Climate change is occurring right now and humans are the cause.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:34:47 +0000 Paul Flahive 30513 at http://tpr.org The Source: U.S. Not Confident In Core Science Textbook Reviewers Target Evolution And Climate Change In Biology Books http://tpr.org/post/textbook-reviewers-target-evolution-and-climate-change-biology-books <p>The Texas Freedom Network say book review teams for the State Board of Education are pressuring publishing companies to change how climate change and evolution are presented in next year’s biology textbooks.</p><p>The SBOE set up several groups to review different textbooks and this week their comments and suggested changes have been made public.</p><p>Texas Freedom Network's Executive Director Kathy Miller said they suspected that the review teams would go after evolution and climate change.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:06:37 +0000 Ryan Poppe 18234 at http://tpr.org Textbook Reviewers Target Evolution And Climate Change In Biology Books Evolution May Be Questioned In New Texas Textbooks http://tpr.org/post/evolution-may-be-questioned-new-texas-textbooks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A political nonprofit has filed a petition with the state alleging that creationists on the State Board of Education are planning to adopt textbooks that discount the theory of evolution.</span></p><p>Creationists believe <span style="line-height: 1.5;">that everything on Earth and in the universe was created by a supreme being.</span></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:51:24 +0000 Ryan Poppe 16424 at http://tpr.org Evolution May Be Questioned In New Texas Textbooks The Source: Low Information Voters And The Ravenous Brain http://tpr.org/post/source-low-information-voters-and-ravenous-brain <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The low-information voter: The often-complained-about citizen who knows when voting day is, but not enough to make a sound decision on the issues, or candidates.</span></p><p>At least that is what the people who lose think.</p><p>This term is often thrown around when "people vote against their interest" or "the media frames an issue in a way to mislead." &nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 15:27:11 +0000 Paul Flahive 11335 at http://tpr.org The Source: Low Information Voters And The Ravenous Brain District 21 Congressman Lamar Smith New Chair Of Science Committee http://tpr.org/post/district-21-congressman-lamar-smith-new-chair-science-committee <p></p><p>In the next congress, <a href="http://lamarsmith.house.gov/" target="_blank">Republican Lamar Smith</a> will be giving up his powerful chairmanship on the House Judicial Committee to become chair of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.</p><p>Smith will lead the committee that has oversight over NASA and other Texas research institutions.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:49:14 +0000 David Martin Davies 2524 at http://tpr.org District 21 Congressman Lamar Smith New Chair Of Science Committee