Science & Technology on Townhall

Kevin Glass - Tue Aug 26

What does seem clear is that this is, at best, on the fringes of what should be considered for publicly-funded research. If there's a public goods angle here, it's difficult to see. ... more

Ken Connor - Wed Apr 10

In his seminal work, Nichomachean Ethics, the philosopher Aristotle begins his meditation on the subject of morality and the ultimate end of human life with an observation that certain first principles of ethics are self-evident to a person who has been raised up in a virtuous manner. ... more

Frank Gaffney - Thu Dec 13

It is a commonplace, but one that most of us ignore: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Thu Aug 16

Of course it would happen in the dark, which is where I saw all those old B-movies at the neighborhood theater on Saturday afternoons. One week it would be cowboys and Indians, the next Dick Tracy in his snapbrim hat and trenchcoat outwitting villains who, back then, still looked like villains and had names to match -- Pruneface and Mumbles and Flattop. What fun. But my favorite had to be those cardboard sci-fi epics, preferably with aliens uttering commands in unknown tongues ("Klaatu barada nikto!") just in time to save Earth. ... more

Terry Jeffrey - Thu Apr 12

Today in America, we never turn off the generators. We are almost permanently leashed to electronic devices. ... more

Matt Towery - Thu Apr 5

When I was a kid, we dreamt about someday owning a "flying car" like the ones we saw in cartoons. Back in those days, I also heard my dad warn that "someday we will have another depression, where the financial world just collapses overnight." ... more

Paul Greenberg - Wed Feb 29

It was big news last fall. Not just nationally or internationally but for the universe. ... more

Austin Bay - Wed Feb 29

Syria's Assad regime is conducting a deadly and very personal counterattack on its most dangerous enemy: information. ... more

Las Vegas - Mon Jan 9

Tomorrow the technology trade show begins in Las Vegas. ... more

John Stossel - Wed Jan 4

An idea walks into a bar. She meets another idea. They get together, and nine months later (or maybe it's nine minutes or seconds? It's not clear how it works with ideas), a new idea is born. A baby idea with the best traits of both parents. ... more

Cal Thomas - Tue Jan 3

A friend of mine hands me what looks like a business card. It says, "Don't Die Stupid." As America begins another round of voting to select the next president, or retain the current one, what we need is a stupid test. Flunk it and you shouldn't vote. ... more

Suzanne Fields - Fri Dec 30

This is the week that pits the old fogies against the rising generations in determining "what's in" for 2012 and "what's out" for 2011. Fashion and political opinions have traditionally made for a showdown at Generation Gap, but now, as we move into a new year, there's a communication gap, too. It's as much about process as substance in how we see the future. ... more

Ann Coulter - Wed Dec 7

Before you newly active Republicans commit to Newt Gingrich as your presidential nominee on the basis of the recent debates, here's a bit of Newt history you ought to know. I promise you, it's going to come up if he's the candidate. ... more

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown - Sat Dec 3

If you are like us, every day you pick up a smartphone and you send email, visit with friends on Facebook, send a text message or even log into your bank's website and pay a bill. These modern day conveniences have become routine. ... more

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown - Sat Dec 3

If you are like us, every day you pick up a smartphone and you send email, visit with friends on Facebook, send a text message or even log into your bank's website and pay a bill. These modern day conveniences have become routine. ... more

America - Thu Nov 3

Mike Roman, land speed racer and beneficiary of modern medical technology, expresses his concern for a lack of balance between lawsuits and innovation. ... more

Armstrong Williams - Tue Oct 25

True to the dogma of his former boss, Summers apparently believes we haven’t done enough damage to the housing market through Freddie and Fannie, and Uncle Sam needs to be more involved in driving home construction and sales. ... more

Ann Coulter - Wed Aug 24

Evolution is the only subject that is discussed exclusively as a "Do you believe?" question with yes-or-no answers. ... more