McCain science advisers: two guys and a dog?
The 26 Sept 08 issue of Science reports that descendants of the Galapagos Floreana tortoise, once thought extinct, is alive and well on Isabela. Thank DNA. [p. 1749] On the next page, issues about an NSF grant related to the World of Warcraft [WoW].
Concerning the talk of Michael Reiss, once director of education at the Royal Society, Science wrote:
"His comments--or perhaps more accurately the spin placed on them by headline writers, newspaper columnists, and editorialists, ignited a firestorm." [p. 1752]
At page 1758, one has "Proteomics Ponders Prime Time." It discusses the potential of a full-scale human proteome project [HPP].
At page 1762, there is discussion of the role of Harold Varmus in the campaign of Barack Obama: A panel of which Varmus is a member prepared Obama's response to 14 questions presented by ScienceDebate 2008. There was an interesting [anonymous] quote in the Science article:
Obama has thousands of advisers, and McCain has two guys and a dog.
Elsewhere of note: "Can Neural Data Improve Economics?" and "Nonlinear thinking about molecular energy transfer".