January 8, 2012 • 10:49 am
The Republican Party has often been the party of science and technology. Abraham Lincoln created the National Academy of Sciences and earned a patent on shipping technology. The creationist Democrat William Jennings Bryan twice lost to the Republican William McKinley. Dwight Eisenhower was perhaps the most forceful Oval Office advocate for science and technology of the …
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October 5, 2011 • 5:51 am
Three astronomers won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for discovering that the universe is apparently being blown apart by a mysterious force that cosmologists now call dark energy, a finding that has thrown the fate of the …
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September 23, 2011 • 5:43 am
FUNDAMENTAL building blocks of matter, like quarks (which make up the protons and neutrons in atomic nuclei) and electrons (which orbit those nuclei), are called…
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