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Weekly Science & Politics News Roundup

Reality BaseBy Melissa LafskySep 12, 2008 5:35 PM

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• M.I.T.'s president calls for a major R&D funding increase for alternative energy; the world (hopefully) listens. • Newsflash: Doctors admit to sometimes acting unprofessional. Good thing they're only laughing at you while you're anesthetized, and not handing you prescriptions for a drug they've been paid to endorse... oh, wait, never mind. • Ed Brayton summarizes McCain's "sex ed-gate" mess. • And Gristmill offers a breakdown of the "Palin v. Palin" climate change message. • The Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund has its say on aerial wolf hunting. • Hey America, perhaps it's time to ditch the "bigger is better" attitude—along with the whole "Lewis & Clark" fantasy. • And, for slasher flick aficionados (I can't be the only one), a frighteningly accurate depiction of "Drill baby drill." (Note: This video not suitable for work, children, or anyone with a high level of taste.)

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