This has been a heck of a week for science. Today, researchers at Yale discovered that humans may be born with an innate ability to follow social norms. That follows yesterday’s big news out of Japan and Wisconsin than President Bush might’ve been right. And an end to animal testing — at least for the Read more

The naming of Detroit as the least safe city in the United States is causing some consternation in Detroit, oddly enough. But a Minnesota law professor is in the fray, too. The American Society of Criminology discounted the report from an arm of the Congressional Quarterly magazine, calling it “an irresponsible misuse” of crime data. Read more

In a conversation with MPR Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer this morning (and also on his blog) , MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner painted a gloomy picture of the planet’s oceans and their ability to inhale what we exhale. Paul noted that over the weekend, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported that the oceans are Read more

U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose has kept a pretty low profile since three of her top administrators quit earlier this year, and subsequent revelations that her predecessor, Tom Heffelfinger, was one of the U.S. attorneys former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez wanted gone. This week the New York Times outlined the various controversies, suggesting that Paulose is Read more

So you got shut out of the electronics recycling event in Bloomington. Here are sources you can use to find a place that will take your e*waste. Green Guardian – Features a Google map of locations in the metro area. Computer Take Back – An activist organization that tries to prevent shipping e-waste overseas. It Read more