- FDA cracks down on “cancer cures”– Thanks James!Â More coverage at Science-Based Medicine.
- First successful reverse vasectomy on endangered species performed– To quote Emory, who sent this in: “Let’s say you have a horse that’s a member of an extremely rare, endangered horse species, already extinct in the wild. Â Further suppose that this horse Â is the “seventh most genetically valuable horse” Â in the selective breeding program that’s keeping this species from going the terminal dodo-and-dinosaur route. Â What would be the dumbest thing you could possibly do?
If you said “Give the horse a vasectomy!”… Congratulations!”
- How to power nap and why you should– Mmmm, sleep.
- Sally Ride honors 25th anniversary of her spaceflight with a push to protect Earth-Â Ride is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her flight by hosting a conference for teachers on the basic science behind climate change and ways to bring that science into the classroom.