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Lest anyone imagine that the recent comments regarding race by James Watson, Nobel Prize-winning co-discoverer of DNA, not to mention board member of Seed Media Group, publisher of Seed magazine and ScienceBlogs, are in any way uncharacteristic of this particular scientist's descent into senescence: I've compiled this helpful guide to Dr.
As a long-time science journalist, I have learned to take what James Watson says with a grain of salt. Even so, I was caught off guard by the outrageousness of his latest words.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued a statement from its board of trustees that addressed remarks by James Watson that were reported in The Sunday Times U.K.
Nothing like stirring the pot--not to mention selling books--with an incendiary claim, in this case that one race is intellectually superior to another.
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posted on behalf of news editor Lisa Stein: Well isn't this special. Britain's Daily Mail reports that so-called performance artist Stelios Arcadious, a Cypriot-born Australian, had an ear implanted into his arm.
Gerhard Ertl turned 71 today. Unfortunately, 71 doesn't typically carry the same cache as some other ages, like 16 (driving a car, at least in the U.S.), 18 (can vote here, can drink pretty much everywhere else), 25 (no more rental car penalties), 50 (AARP card!) and all the other multiples of ten, which ring in new decades.
Getting the average person hooked on physics can pose something of a challenge. Black holes and multiple universes are an easy enough sell, but try the room temperature spin Hall effect on for size and you'll see what I mean.
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That's the main thing I took away from the inaugural episode of the new show WIRED Science. But don't take my word for it -- intrepid gumshoe Adam Rogers visited the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, home of the world's largest chemistry set collection in order to get the straight dope.
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