Francis S. Collins has long been known in the science world for his leadership of the Human Genome Project, an ambitious 13-year joint endeavor by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Energy to identify all of the approximately 20,000 to 25,000 genes in human DNA.
The people of Massachusetts already have near universal health care. Too many of the rest of us do not.
This morning President Barack Obama promised the people of Haiti that they would not be "forsaken" or "forgotten." Yesterday he told Americans, "We have to be here for them in their hour of need."
Upon learning of the ruinous earthquake that leveled most of Haiti, my wife and I felt sadness and horror, as well as concern for the affected, their families, and friends.
There are times when events make everything else pale in comparison.
I didn't get a chance to watch Barack Obama's Nobel speech live, but I've read the transcript and found very little in the speech that couldn't have been given by any number of past presidents-incl
I recently returned from 8 days in Melbourne Australia where I attended the 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions.
Here's the bullet on what was achieved here in Copenhagen at the international climate change talks that concluded on Saturday.