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Justice Is in Our Nature

Social contracts are written into our biology. As is the justice they need. The arc of our evolution has long bent towards the justice of “laws” fittest for team survival.

May 29, 2013 — Jag Bhalla

Thanksgiving

It's one of those moments which make being a scientist worth every bit of sweat, toil and tears.A few years ago we designed some molecules that disrupted the interaction between two proteins involved in cancer...

May 29, 2013 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

Getting Killed for Saving Lives

Three suicide bombers stormed the office of the International Red Cross in Jalabad, Afghanistan earlier today and at least one guard has been killed.

May 29, 2013 — Christine Gorman

A Pink Stellar Nursery and a Telescopic Birthday

Glowing hydrogen and a stellar birthplace 6,500 light years away (ESO/VLT) Fifteen years ago the European Southern Observatory, a consortium of 15 member states, started scientific operations with the Very Large Telescope (VLT) on Cerro Paranal in the Chilean Atacama desert...

May 29, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf

Strumming the Lute of Pythagoras

When I was at the Joint Math Meetings in January, the evocative name "Lute of Pythagoras" jumped out at me in a talk by Ann Hanson of Columbia College in Chicago.

May 29, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb

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