Related Articles, 2006

Listed here are articles that fit the theme of "social responsibility in science and technology." Some of the links below may have broken, but have been kept in the interest of preserving the original article selection. Come to our article discussions to discuss these!

2006: February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

December 2006

December 17, 2006 - January 13, 2007

NIH Funds Are for Research (Wired News)
U.S. warns of threat to satellites (USAToday)
Russian Teen Sues School Over Teaching of Evolution (Fox News)
Scientists Decry Political Interference (BBC News via
Six-Party Talks Begin in Beijing with Defiant North Korea (SPUSA Mindfull Blog)

December 10 - December 16, 2006

Interests drive U.S. to back a nuclear India (International Herald Tribune)
Blackberry Orphans (Wall Street Journal)
New crops needed to avoid famines (BBC News)
When Questions of Science Come to a Courtroom, Truth Has Many Faces (New York Times)
When Biology and Art Meet (SPUSA Mindfull Blog)

December 3 - December 9, 2006

The Memory Drug (60 Minutes and Yahoo! News)
Politics and 'An Inconvenient Truth' (Washington Post via Slashdot)
Scientists urge greater scrutiny of studies (USAToday)
Students Hack Popular Device to Track Jogger's Whereabouts (LiveScience)
Nanotechnology - What is it, really, and how important will it be for our futures? (SPUSA Mindfull Blog)

November 2006

November 26 - December 2, 2006

One Laptop per Child (International Herald Tribune)
Did Israeli military follow orders? (New York Times)
Robots aid stroke victims, autistic kids (Associated Press)
EPA to Regulate Nanoproducts Sold As Germ-Killing (Washington Post)
The Need for a Recovery Plan When Computer Voting Software Skews Election Results (SPUSA Mindfull Blog)

November 19 - November 25, 2006

Banking on Indian Umbilical Cords (Wired News)
New drive against cluster bombs (BBC News)
India welcomes U.S. Senate's approval of nuclear pact (International Herald Tribune and New York Times)
New Congress won't turn green (New York Times)
Internet Censorship Becoming More Sophisticated Across the Globe (SPUSA Mindfull Blog)

November 12 - November 18, 2006

GM Moves to Re-Introduce Plug-In Car, Will Unveil Prototype (Fox News)
Oh, the (Lack of) Humanity (Wired News)
Cooking up 'nanorust' could purify water (New Scientist)
Delete Your Bad Web Rep (Wired News)
Company Seeks Approval for Biotech Rice Already in Food Supply (SPUSA Mindfull Blog)

November 5 - November 11, 2006

Report: 6 Arab countries announce plans for nuclear programs (Haaretz)
Web inventor fears for the future (BBC News)
Stern Review: The dodgy numbers behind the latest warming scare (Wall Street Journal OpinionJournal)
New Culprit in Climate Change? Try Airlines (New York Times)
Depleted Uranium Health Risk Ignored? (SPUSA Mindfull Blog)

October 2006

October 29 - November 4, 2006

Russia, France overtake US as top arms sellers (AFP)
U.S. hails airborne laser as weapons milestone (Reuters)
Diebold Made Fixes, on the QT (Wired News)
Taking On a Coal Mining Practice as a Matter of Faith (New York Times)

October 22 - October 28, 2006

Please standby (ars technica)
MySpace Predator Caught By Code (Wired News)
FDA Is Set To Approve Milk, Meat From Clones (Washington Post)
Rice says U.S. ready to defend Japan (Associated Press)

October 15 - October 21, 2006

FDA Gets Mixed Advice on Nanotechnology (Associated Press)
Shape-Shifting Aircraft Studied (Wired News)
Making Water From Thin Air (Wired News)
Alaskan Villages Reject Venezuelan Oil (Fox News)

October 8 - October 14, 2006

The Organic Myth (BusinessWeek)
Web Journals Threaten Peer-Review System (Associated Press)
How To: Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (Wired News)

October 1 - October 7, 2006

Showcase pipeline fuels global gas flames (BBC News)
Wal-Mart grows 'green' strategies (USAToday)
Iraq terrorist calls scientists to jihad (Associated Press)
The Thin Pill (Wired News)

September 2006

September 24 - September 30, 2006

A Question of Mind Over Matter (Wired News)
First GM and Ford--now Chrysler's going down the tubes, too. (Slate)
UK 'lacks ambition' on bioenergy (BBC News)

September 17 - September 23, 2006

Via debuts 'carbon-free' desktop CPU (
S.C. Pushes Hydrogen Economy (Wired News)
Bayer petitions for approval of GM rice in contamination case (Food Navigator)
Helping Big Brother Go High Tech (Business Week)

September 10 - September 16, 2006

Back From the Dead (Wired News)

September 3 - September 9, 2006

When genetically modified plants go wild (Christian Science Monitor)
New Engine Combusts Old Ideas (Wired News)
Get Wiki With It (Wired News)
Cash-strapped Cambodia eyes black gold (Christian Science Monitor)

August 2006

August 27 - September 2, 2006

DIY Nuke Detector Patrols SF Bay (Wired News)
Embryos spared in stem cell creation (USAToday)
E.U. to U.S.: Keep genetically engineered rice to yourself (USAToday)
Selective Breeding Gets Modern (Wired News)

August 6 - August 26, 2006

Economy May Limit Airlines' Ability to Cope With Rising Fuel Costs (Fox News)
Beams reveal Archimedes' hidden writings (USAToday)
It's Alive (ish) (Wired News)
Cape Town signs wind power deal (BBC News)

July 2006

July 30 - August 5, 2006

Stem Cells: The Hope And The Hype (TIME Magazine)
Customers pony up for renewable energy (Associated Press)
GAO pounces on home DNA tests to predict disease (USAToday)
The Laptop Crusade (Wired News)

July 23 - July 29, 2006

Global warming disputes heat up Congress (USAToday)
Drivers' love of the road grows costly (Reuters)
Fueling a Lifestyle (OmniNerd)
Momentum Building for Offshore Energy Exploration (Fox News)

July 16 - July 22, 2006

Giant Sails That Could Power Ships (Newsweek)
Green America: Why Environmentalism Is Hot (Newsweek)
Iran shrugs off threat of referral to U.N. (Associated Press)
Baby sex selection 'to be banned' (BBC News)

July 9 - July 15, 2006

Climate change 'real and severe' (BBC News)
Bush calls for more spending on science (USAToday)
Tweaking Genes in the Basement (Wired News)
Is Nano the New Turbo? (Wired News)

July 1 - July 8, 2006

White House ponders NG nuclear warheads (Associated Press)
Nuclear Apocalypse Near Misses (Wired News)
PC users 'want greener machines' (BBC News)
US panel backs India nuclear deal (BBC News)

June 2006

June 25 - July 1, 2006

The End (New Haven Advocate)
Backing for 'hockey stick' graph (BBC News)
Oil prices steady near $69 a barrel (Associated Press)
Scientists urge evolution lessons (BBC News)
U.S. says missile-defense system limited (Associated Press)
Carmakers: Combustion engines here for decades (CNN)

June 18 - June 24, 2006

Iran calls atom offer "positive" (Reuters)
US insists on right to develop arms for outer space (Reuters)
Oil company execs defend high pump prices (Associated Press)
Hawking recalls pope's views on research (USAToday)

June 11 - June 17, 2006

Adviser Defends Bush's Science Record (
Australian nuclear debate ignites (BBC News)
Scientists to try to clone human embryos (Associated Press)
Unhealthy Earth: Global Warming Takes Toll (Fox News)

June 4 - June 11, 2006

Free Radical (Wired News)
Iran: U.S. attack would disrupt energy supplies (USATODAY)
Breaking the Global-Warming Gridlock (The Atlantic Online) [An old, but thought-provoking article.]
Laser enrichment could cut cost of nuclear power (The Sydney Morning Herald)
Hwang Woo-suk Wants to Resume Stem Cell Research (The Korea Times)

May 2006

May 28 - June 3, 2006

UN powers to discuss Iran atomic incentives, threats (Reuters)
Can You Still Hate Wal-Mart? It's a shockingly eco-friendly plan from the world's most toxic retailer. (SF Gate)
In U.S., complex views on cars, gas prices (Associated Press)
Science ability drops in U.S. high schools (International Herald Tribune)

May 21 - May 27, 2006

Iran Rejects European Nuclear Incentives (Associated Press)
Bush Snubs Gore Film on Global Warming (Associated Press)

May 14 - May 20, 2006

Power Up With Magnetic Bacteria (Wired News)
Iran's President Says Nuke Talks Possible (Associated Press)
Pentagon weapons buyer backs space missile plan (Reuters)

May 7 - May 13, 2006

Net censorship spreads worldwide (BBC News)
Iran Threatens to Pull Out of Nuke Treaty (Associated Press)
Biometrics wins favour from the lazy (
Chávez plays oil card in Nicaragua (Christian Science Monitor)

April 2006

April 30 - May 6, 2006

Bush Eases Environmental Rules on Gasoline (Associated Press)
Oil Prices Rise as IAEA Finds Iran Defiant (Associated Press)
Bolivia Military Told to Occupy Gas Fields (Associated Press)
Chevron 1Q Earnings Soar 49 Pct. to $4B (Associated Press)

April 23 - April 29, 2006

Judge OKs legality of California's $3 billion stem cell institute (
Study: Medical manual's authors often tied to drugmakers (
Opinion: Apple's 30 Years Of Selling Cool Stuff With Uncool Message (Wall Street Journal)
Opinion: Response to Climate of Fear (Dr. Jeff Master's WunderBlog, Weather Underground)

April 16 - April 22, 2006

Top Government Scientist Quits (Wired News)
Google debuts Chinese-language brand name, defends cooperation with censors (
Climate of Fear (Wall Street Journal OpinionJournal)

April 9 - April 15, 2006

April/May Issue of "The Bale" [PDF, 482 KB] (MIT Working Group Recycling Committee)
Space Community Mourn's Loss of Delay's Budget Influence (
Air trend 'amplify global warming' (BBC News)
Chavez rules out return to cheap oil (BBC News)
U.S. Rolls Out Nuclear Plan (Los Angeles Times)

March 26 - April 8, 2006

No articles for these weeks.

March 2006

March 19 - March 25, 2006

Biomedical Journals Ill-Prepared to Deal With Fraud: Survey (HealthDay)
Industry is Funding Bigger Share of Medical Research (HealthDay)
A Students, B Movies (Wired News)
Nuclear Waste: Bury It and Forget? (Reuters)

March 12 - March 18, 2006

US insists India nuclear deal will not spark arms race (Reuters)
Filmmaker Portrays Evolutionists as a 'Flock of Dodos' (LiveScience)
Science moves on from dog clone (BBC News)
Commentary: Why Data Mining Won't Stop Terror (Wired News)

March 5 - March 11, 2006

A Nation of Guinea Pigs (Wired News)
Google Moving Search Records Out of China (PCWorld)
S.Korean stem cell scientist Hwang questioned again (Reuters)
US pays MIT to plumb chemistry of Iraq IEDs (The Boston Globe)

February 2006

February 26 - March 4, 2006

The Click That Broke a Government's Grip (The Washington Post)
Plan for ID Cards Drawing Criticism (Los Angeles Times)
Scientists call on churches to fight 'intelligent design' (The Independent)
Is used nuclear fuel headed for the reservation? (The Christian Science Monitor)

February 20 - 25, 2006

A Bid to Foment Democracy in Iran (Christian Science Monitor)
Opinion: Intelligent Design: Not Modern Science (Fox News)
Net firms critised over China (BBC News)
NASA Revising Public Affairs Policies (Space News)

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