HAFNIUM-178 BOMB: SOME BELIEVE IT, BUT FEW HAVE SEEN IT

(via APS – What’s New by Bob Park – October 24, 2003) Some in the Pentagon apparently choose scientific beliefs the way they choose to be Methodists, or Democrats or Chicago Cubs fans. Claims that the Hf-178 isomer can be triggered to release its stored energy by irradiating it with X-rays found plenty of fans … Continue reading “HAFNIUM-178 BOMB: SOME BELIEVE IT, BUT FEW HAVE SEEN IT”

SPACE RACE: SHENZHOU-5 VERSUS MERCURY-5

(via APS – What’s New by Bob Park – October 17, 2003) On Wednesday, China successfully launched the Shenzhou-5 space capsule into orbit with taikonaut Yang Liwei on board and returned him safely to Earth after 14 orbits. The first American to reach orbit, John Glenn, circled Earth a mere three times in the Mercury-5 … Continue reading “SPACE RACE: SHENZHOU-5 VERSUS MERCURY-5”

AAAS Releases Statement on Intelligent Design

Dear NCSE friends & supporters, The board of directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) released a “Resolution on Intelligent Design Theory” that states, in part, that Whereas, the ID movement has failed to offer credible scientific evidence to support their claim that ID undermines the current scientifically accepted theory of … Continue reading “AAAS Releases Statement on Intelligent Design”