I note in this morning’s Bangor Daily News that Governor Paul LePage and his Republican allies intend to cut funding for Head Start programs, despite solid empirical evidence that for every dollar invested in early childhood education, nearly nine dollars in economic benefit to society is generated.
I note two excerpts from yesterday’s New York [...]
This is so cool. Click on the thumbnail to see an exploding star.
It’s not just a pretty picture, either. This picture, one of the first taken by the Hubble Space Telescope since its successful refurbishing, contains useful data on temperature and composition collected by the new Wide Field Camera 3 to help scientists [...]
Daniel Dunkle of the Camden Herald Gazette makes a point about the importance of libraries in troubled economic times:
As the recession continues, local public libraries are seeing an increased need for their services. In some cases residents are coming in to polish up their resumes and use library computers to search for jobs. Others [...]
John McCain wants to freeze spending on health care but give out hundreds of billions of dollars to Wall Street CEOs. [...]