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James Watson's greatest hits

James Watson's greatest hits

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.

October 18, 2007 — Christopher Mims
Won a Nobel? Go nuts!

Won a Nobel? Go nuts!

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.

October 18, 2007 — Philip Yam
James Watson and eugenics

James Watson and eugenics

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.

October 18, 2007 — Gary Stix
Man implants "ear" in arm

Man implants "ear" in arm

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.

October 12, 2007 — JR Minkel
German chemist gets $1.5 million birthday present from Nobel committee

German chemist gets $1.5 million birthday present from Nobel committee

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.

October 10, 2007 — Nikhil Swaminathan
Like your iPod? Thank this year's physics Nobelists

Like your iPod? Thank this year's physics Nobelists

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.

October 9, 2007 — JR Minkel

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