A landmark meeting in 1987 promised that high-temperature superconductors would change the world. No one realized how long it would take
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My father was one of those who worked feverishly behind the scenes 50 years ago to get astronauts safely to the moon and back
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I have arrived in Malaga to cover the live blog of the International Conference on eHealth 2011. On the short flight over here, I went through the research papers to be presented on the first day of the conference which starts tomorrow - and what a way to kick things off...
Just days after Sci Am published my story on the "bleeding" bacterium Serratia marcescens , a friend sent me this video, in which the marketing department behind the film "Contagion" up north apparently decided to go super-geek and cook up something delightful...
In downtown San Diego, a group of harbor seals have made their home on a small beach protected behind a seawall. This beach gives them some protection against predation by the sharks that inhabit the waters off the coast of southern California...
I've always thought of myself as a writer who likes science more than a scientist with a passing interest in writing. One of the reasons for this is that as well as writing science and microbiology related articles, I also dabble in fiction.Recently, I managed to not only finish one of my fiction stories, but actually have it accepted for E-publication...
Recently, Wired magazine has announced that all of its published images by staff photographers are released under Creative Commons, specifically the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Unported 3.0 Licence...
In this lecture, as well as in the previous one and the next one, I tackle areas of Biology where I am really weak: origin of life, diversity of life, and taxonomy/systematics.
NEW YORK CITY—"Beyond Planet Earth," the slick new exhibit on space exploration at the American Museum of Natural History, is thoroughly modern. It has an augmented-reality iPhone app that produces hovering, three-dimensional animations...
A few things people have suggested in the discussion of "Womanspace" on multiple blogs and social networking platforms: That the story does not advance any gendered stereotypes (or, it it does, that these are not negative stereotypes, or that they reflect most poorly upon the hapless men in the story rather than upon the highly competent woman)...
Have a great weekend!- Melissa C. Lott - Solyndra: Soft Markets and Chinese Subsidies - Clay Farris Naff - A Secular Case for Intentional Creation - Stephanie Zvan - A New Creation Story - Mary Karmelek - From Patents to Poetry: A Breakdown of Scientific American’s Very First Issue - Alex Wild - Daguerre’s Daguerreotype - Christine Ottery - Synthetic meat for thought - Christie Wilcox - The Joke Isn’t Funny – It’s Harmful - Katherine Harmon - Use of Avastin for Breast Cancer Nixed by FDA - Jason G...
This January, John Hawks (of his eponymous weblog) and I are moderating a session as part of the education track at Science Online in North Carolina.
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