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The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a...
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Ebola is not a stranger to West Africa—an outbreak in the 1990s killed chimpanzees and sickened one researcher. But the...
In an as-yet-unpublished report, an international panel of geoscientists has concluded that a pair of deadly...
Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now,...
Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central...
Balkan endemic kidney disease surfaced in the 1950s and for decades defied attempts to finger the cause. It occurred...
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A Vote for Pi
12 March 2009 5:46 pm
Science policy doesn’t always have to be serious. The House of Representatives today passed a resolution designating 14 March as “Pi Day.” (3.14, get it?)
POLITICO has a fun story about the vote. “I’m kind of geeked up about it,” Representative Brian Baird (D–WA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology) told reporter David Rogers, who also notes that the measure passed 391-10, which makes you wonder who voted against pi.