A landmark meeting in 1987 promised that high-temperature superconductors would change the world. No one realized how long it would take
My dad worked for NASA, recruited John Glenn and knew Neil Armstrong
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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How can we maintain high journalism standards on the web? from NASW on Vimeo. This is a recording of a session from ScienceOnline2011, the fifth annual conference on Science and the Web...
In February 2010, Bill Gates stood up and presented a TED talk on what we can do to improve the lives of the poorest 2 billion people on the planet. Perhaps surprisingly, this talk was not on vaccines or seeds, but instead was focused on how energy – and the carbon dioxide emitted by our energy systems – impacts this population...
As is usually the case on Wednesdays, we have the new Video of the Week for you to watch, enjoy, and share with your friends on online social networks...Bloggers..they are tireless:- Miriam Law Smith - Don’t lose the context!...
[caption id="attachment_239" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Semibalanus balanoides, Photo from Wikimedia Commons"][/caption] The following is edited from a post I published in 2008...
The 2011 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize: Honoring Dr. Brenda Milner for her pioneering work in cognitive neuroscience
Tragic it is when a young mother never gets to meet her newborn child; however, it is also awe-inspiring to see a victim of this circumstance rise above and honor his mother’s sacrifice...
Early detection of cancer is often a key factor in successful treatment. When it comes to lung cancer, however, all screening methods are not created equal.
Although this is a bit out of my area of expertise, I highly recommend that you check out Carmen Drahl's article on the re-opening of Spain's Altamira Cave, known for its prehistoric wall paintings, after being closed in 2002 because visitors were introducing bacteria to the cave walls that damaged the paintings...
Ed note: As Halloween rapidly approaches in the US, AiP will be exploring superstitions, beliefs, and the things that go bump in the night. This post originally appeared on AiP on May 17th, 2011, in response to Zombie Awareness Month—oh, it's real all right...
If you're a subscriber of the Scientific American print magazine, you might have noticed a new feature in the Advances section recently - excerpts of recent posts from the blog network!In November's issue, you can find a version of my post about the Copenhagen Philharmonic and Four Loko - which you can also find online: Of Flashmobs and Four Loko...
Last week I attended the ScienceWriters meeting organized by NASW and CASW. Excellent organization, beautiful location (Flagstaff, AZ, up at 7000ft altitude), great program and wonderful people...
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