Thursday, December 29, 2005
Sunday, December 25, 2005
A federal judge has resigned from the court that oversees government surveillance in intelligence cases in protest of President Bush's secret authorization of a domestic spying program, according to two sources.
Two associates familiar with his decision said yesterday that Robertson privately expressed deep concern that the warrantless surveillance program authorized by the president in 2001 was legally questionable and may have tainted the FISA court's work.
Joint statement by the presidents of the top nine US Universities on gender equity in higher education
The following statement by the leaders of the top 9 research institutions in the
Many of the ten representative items, including a signed letter from Father Junipero Serra, were donated, but a few were purchased in the six-figure range through donor contributions, Leonard said. ...continues here!
Saturday, December 24, 2005
The volume of information gathered from telephone and Internet communications by the National Security Agency without court-approved warrants was much larger than the White House has acknowledged, The New York Times reported on Saturday. ...continues here!
Conservative religious leaders are so pleased with their campaign against the "war on Christmas" that they're going to rev it up next year. ...continues here!
The controversy surrounding Professor’s Hwang Woo-Suk research that led to his resignation, raises an issue on which I have very strong views: The issue of the availability of the data on which various scientific claims are based. ...continues here!
Friday, December 23, 2005
In Short: Computer giant Microsoft risks having daily fines imposed on it if it fails to fully implement a European Commission decision on code sharing. ...continues here!
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
The following piece of news (from today’s San Francisco Chronicle), gives some hope to the scientific community (and not only).
"Intelligent design" cannot be mentioned in biology classes in a
Sunday, December 18, 2005
An article in the Economist (
between the U of California and religious schools. The implications are far reaching.