Opinion: Biological Science Rejects the Sex Binary, and That’s Good for Humanity

At the recent US Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson, Sen. Marsha Blackburn triggered controversy when she asked Jackson to define the word “woman.” After Jackson declined, several Republican congresspeople chimed in with definitions for “woman” that ranged from dubious to shocking, including “the weaker sex,” “someone who has a uterus,” and “X … Read more

Biological Science Rejects the Sex Binary, and That’s Good for Humanity

At the recent US Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson, Sen. Marsha Blackburn triggered controversy when she asked Jackson to define the word “woman.” After Jackson declined, several Republican congresspeople chimed in with definitions for “woman” that ranged from dubious to shocking, including “the weaker sex,” “someone who has a uterus,” and “X … Read more

Elon Musk rejects Twitter’s offer to join board

Elon Musk will no longer be joining Twitter’s board of directors, reversing course less than a week after CEO Parag Agrawal tweeted he was “excited” for the entrepreneur to join the company advisory team. Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been an enthusiastic Twitter user for years, but he made his investment in … Read more

Santa Barbara County Rejects ExxonMobil Oil-Trucking Plan

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.– The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted today to reject ExxonMobil’s proposal to transport oil by tanker trucks along hazardous California highways. The plan would have helped the company restart three 1980s-era drilling platforms off the Santa Barbara coast that have been shut down since the Refugio oil spill disaster seven … Read more