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Sen. Risch: 'Hard to look the other way' on Iran drone attack

FOX News

Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, says the United States is considering a "suite of options" in response to Iran's alleged responsibility for drone attack on Saudi Arabia's oil fields. "We have a commander-in-chief and he has said he does not want war with Iran and the Saudi Arabians have said the same thing," Risch said on "The Story with Martha MacCallum Wednesday. "The unfortunate part of all of this is Iran continues to push the envelope." U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday doubled down on accusations Iran is responsible for the weekend bombing on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, telling reporters that the strike was "an act of war." Earlier President Trump tweeted that he had ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to "substantially increase sanctions" on Iran. Risch said the Iranians are "notorious for making bad judgments" and said that's what is happening with the current situation. "[Trump] doesn't want war with Iran.


For Better Science, Bring on the Revolutionaries

Slate

A leading biologist at Harvard, Pardis Sabeti, has called out the replication movement in psychology, calling it a "cautionary tale" of how efforts to reform research may "end up destroying new ideas before they are fully explored." There's "a better way forward," Sabeti says, "through evolution, not revolution." For comparison, she describes what happened in her own field of human genomics: A rash of false-positive results gave way about 10 years ago, without much fuss or incivility, to a new and better way of doing science. "We emerged more engaged, productive, successful, and united," she says. Now it's time for psychologists to put aside their pettiness and try to do the same.