US begins science outreach to Muslim world

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced three eminent scientists as the nation’s first Science Envoys to the Muslim world. The move is the first concrete indication that the administration is following through on its promise to help ramp up science and technology in Muslim-majority countries (Press Release).

Did Neandermen Roam the Earth?

Did Neandermen Roam the Earth?

The secret is out: Neanderthals and modern humans had sex, geneticist Svante Pääbo declared Sunday during a conference at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. But the jury’s still out on whether these relations resulted in offsrping and, if so, whether those offspring contributed to humans today. (The Times)  … Read more