A Pew study reveals that people in disparate parts of the world responded differently to moral issues; an essential vitamin is found in meteorites; meanwhile, scientists have succeeded in cloning adult stem cells. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Scientists think they may have moved closer to a cure for the type of the disease that develops in childhood and typically leads to a lifetime of bothersome insulin injections.
Scientists may have found a way to grow stem cells without using embryos. The president's people are claiming this as a White House victory, causing a flood of gall on Pennsylvania Avenue.
With the stem cell debate, scientists once again have to negotiate the political gauntlet, where every breakthrough is met by an ill-informed stump speech.
It was more important for Bush to veto a bill on stem cell research than it was to push for a halt to the slaughter claiming actual human lives in the Middle East.
The columnist says Bush's veto of the stem cell bill has set him apart from his colleagues in the GOP and put him squarely in the ranks of the loony right. She also takes on a range of other "wedge issues" that have proved so divisive as to end up dividing even the staunchest conservatives.