Science, technology and society (STS), also referred to as science and technology studies, is the study of how social, political, and cultural values affect scientific research and technological innovation, and how these, in turn, affect society, politics and culture. STS scholars are interested in a variety of problems including the relationships between scientific and technological innovations and society, and the directions and risks of science and technology ...
The Return to Flight Mission of the Indian Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle is facing a delay of several months after last week's launch countdown had to be stopped due to a leak on the launcher's second stage. Reports indicate that repairs could take until December. Indian Space Research Organization
By #Victoria Cavaliere-August 16, 2013 (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday acted on new legislation that will make it easier for children and teenagers suffering from serious illnesses to obtain medical marijuana.Christie agreed to sign the so-called pot-for-tots bill if the New Jersey legislature makes changes, including removing wording that would have reduced the number of required physician recommendations for children.
NAS: Policy Studies and Reports - Most studies are conducted by the National Research Council (NRC), which is operated collaboratively by the #National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. The five divisions of the NRC span the physical, biological and social sciences; technology; and medicine. The Institute of Medicine also conducts studies and issues reports following the procedures established for NRC studies.
Tar Sands Art: Photograph about Alberta, Canada tar sand mining. A study by Environment Canada compared the levels of mercury in bird eggs collected downstream in the Athabasca River watershed between samples collected in 1977 and samples collected in 2009. The 2009 samples had 50% more mercury present than the 1977 samples. This is one of a very few studies that scientifically compare and contrast pollution levels before and after the oilsands boom.
darryl hannah in ecuador as they test the water for the natives there...from Tree Hugger.