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Physician-Scientists: The Newest Endangered Species

Painting by Vincent van Gogh

Can excellent scientists be excellent physicians at the same time? “I would like to ask you about a trip to Thailand.” This is not the kind of question I expected from a patient in my cardiology clinic at the Veterans Administration hospital in Indianapolis. Especially since this patient lived in rural Indiana and did not [...]

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Stellar Photography By A Citizen Astronomer


By now you might be used to spectacular images of celestial bodies thanks to organizations like NASA and the ESA. But it’s still possible to be wowed by these images, especially when they’re taken by people like you and me. Citizen astronomer Alan Friedman takes breathtaking photographs of the sun’s roiling surface from his backyard [...]

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