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A Twitter exchange recently revealed that certain members of the small subset of science writers who were humanities majors, also have a shared taste for classic mysteries.
The U.S. House of Representatives, which had proposed terminating NASA's next-generation space telescope, voted today to reverse course and fund the massive project.
Suppose, for a moment, that you were presented with an opportunity to put what you learned in the classroom, what you learned in the lab, what you learned in the field to use for the benefit of hundreds of thousands of people...
A terrific talk by artist and designer Daisy Ginsberg on synthetic biology, design, and synthetic aesthetics at PopTech:
I have spent a lot of time in my life being employed or educated by an organization that I find problematic in some way. At Harvard, my main gripe involved the way in which the dissolution of Radcliffe College and the women’s spaces there occurred with little engagement with undergraduates: two deans met with me and two other women who were on the board of the Radcliffe Union of Students...
I was an only child until I was eleven years old. As a result I spent quite a bit of time entertaining myself –reading, playing solitary games, creating imaginary friends.
We hear a lot about PTSD these days, and with good reason. As more people confront trauma and come away with severely debilitating disorders, it becomes that much more important to understand the mechanism, in order to find ways to treat or prevent it...
In the series "Visions," science fiction about the very latest research will be paired with analysis looking into the facts behind the fiction. The goal is to marry ripped-from-the-headlines science fiction with analysis into the possibilities hinted at by new discoveries...
Lots of exhibits closing this week - don't miss out! Also, an artist and an astronomer take data from the Hubble and turn it into an art installation at the AMNH; two new competitions to consider entering; and an evening with DJ Spooky at a science art exhibit in NY...
We cell biologists get around.After being awarded our PhD, we tend to move from lab to lab, taking on whatever new project is on offer. Like guns for hire, we follow the stimulating scientific puzzles from city to city, and often from country to country.The variety of cell biology out there is staggering...
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