Shawn Lawrence Otto

Jul. 27, 2012

Why Science Is a Non-Issue in the Election...Again

How science stacks up against other issues discussed and debated on the campaign trail.

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May. 11, 2012

The Case for a Presidential Science Debate

A grassroots group is calling for a presidential debate based on science and technology issues.

election, voting, policy, debate

Oct. 14, 2011

When Politics Meets Science

Should candidates take an American Science Pledge?

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Jan. 11, 2008

The Call for A Science Debate

Should the presidential candidates participate in a debate focusing on science, technology, and the environment? A group of voters has started a petition movement calling for a science debate.

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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