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Games Are For Kids...Or Are They? Daniel P. Taylor 06/19/2007
A maturing industry faces an aging user base.
This CAFÉ is Served Without Dessert Diana Furchtgott-Roth 06/08/2007
Making it cheaper to drive a mile won’t help the environment.
A Cell in Time Saves Lives? Michael Fragoso 06/08/2007
Yesterday’s theatrics over stem cell funding overshadowed the real news: Scientists are finding ethical, alternative ways to get the same work done.
Biofuels or Bio-fools? Laura Vanderkam 06/01/2007
Vinod Khosla, a Silicon Valley legend, is leading the venture capital rush into replacements for gasoline: biofuels made from corn and rougher stuff like switchgrass. But if prices fall and political subsidies vanish, the bubble may burst.
House Democrats: Confused at the Pump? Daniel P. Taylor 05/29/2007
Wednesday’s legislation on fuel price “gouging” was an odd moment for Democrats. If they really care about global warming, they should be glad to see gas prices go up.
E-Voting Threatens Election Integrity Timothy B. Lee 05/23/2007
Rush Holt’s bill, which was recently approved by a House committee, would be a big improvement.
Being Honest About Ignorance William R. Brody 05/22/2007
The temptation to deny scientific truths is timeless—and dangerous.
All the Coal in China Rowan Callick 05/21/2007
Cheap and abundant, coal is the energy that powers China’s economy, writes Rowan Callick. But it also may be the world’s worst environmental problem.
Carbon Taxes Versus Carbon Markets: What’s the Best Way to Limit Emissions? Ronald Bailey 05/18/2007
Cap-and-trade markets have greater political momentum, but most economists favor a carbon tax. Here’s our guide to the debate.
Q&A: Energy Independence Steven F. Hayward 05/17/2007
‘Energy independence’ may be a hollow slogan, but ‘energy security’ is something we can achieve. Separating fact from fantasy, Steven Hayward shows how.