The “March for Science”–No Laughing Matter? Says Who?

Some cheesy jokes about this Saturday’s March By Sam Kazman Back in February, Yale Computer Science Professor David Gelernter, who may become the next White House science advisor, had this to say about the upcoming March for Science and its organizers: “It’s like this is some sort of Looney Tunes thing. I must be trapped…

“Hard Lessons From the Great Algae Biofuel Bubble”

Guest post by David Middleton From 2005 to 2012, dozens of companies managed to extract hundreds of millions in cash from VCs in hopes of ultimately extracting fuel oil from algae. CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors were making huge claims about the promise of algae-based biofuels; the U.S. Department of Energy was also making big bets…