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Is Pluto the biggest dwarf planet after all?

Pluto's controversial demotion from planetary status came in 2006 after the rapid discovery of comparably sized bodies—now named Haumea, Makemake and Eris—made Pluto look rather ordinary...

November 8, 2010 — John Matson

Stem cell research faces uncertain future after the elections

NEW YORK—With a Republican majority getting set to move into the House of Representatives in January—and fewer Democrats returning to the Senate—the upcoming lame-duck congressional session might be a key window for securing the future of stem cell research in the U.S...

November 5, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

Harper's: Former Scientific American editor pens bombshell Churchill critique

Madhusree Mukerjee distinguished herself at Scientific American for the depth of her knowledge about string and related theory as well as the elegance of her news and feature writing.After she left, the trained physicist applied her writing prowess to a book on the Andaman Islanders and recently to Churchill's Secret War, a scathing investigation from a raft of primary sources that revealed how direct decision-making by Winston Churchill  led to massive famine on the Indian subcontinent.Meet Madhusree in this recent interview in Harper's , in which she parries gracefully a series of sharp questions from interviewer Scott Horton...

November 5, 2010 — Gary Stix

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