What WILL they think of next? Conference labels skeptics as having mental disorder

From Spiked-online.com (h/t to Trevor Gunter) NOTE FROM ANTHONY: this topic is rather contentious, even though temptation abounds and emotions will run high, please refrain from playing climate gutter ball. Comments will be snipped that stray far from decorum. Wednesday 4 March 2009 Pathologising dissent? Now that’s Orwellian Ahead of a conference on the psychology…

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Kepler blasts off in search of Earth-like planets

From the LA Times Email Picture Malcolm Denemark / Associated Press In a timed exposure, spectators watch from Cocoa Beach as the Kepler satellite launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. March 6. The $590-million mission, jointly managed by JPL and NASA, will examine a star-rich stretch of sky for a planet where water…