The defunct Hall of Exploration of Baltimore's Columbus Center is slated for reincarnation--in a creationism museum near Cincinnati. The hall, part of an ambitious complex including a museum and research labs, closed in December 1997, a victim of poor attendance.
"When adopting science textbooks, the Committee shall ensure that the textbooks include acknowledgment that human life was created by one God of the Universe." So reads an amendment to a bill that the Oklahoma legislature passed on 5 April by a vote of 99 to 0.
A deadly H7N9 avian flu strain is back, with four human cases in southern China in the past month. More cases are a certainty, and researchers, public health experts, and vaccinemakers are preparing for the remote but real possibility that H7N9 will explode into a pandemic.