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Honoring Dr. Gleason for Ada

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, on which people share how women have influenced them to become who they are today. I’m participating in this by highlighting my undergraduate research advisor, Dr...

October 7, 2011 — Princess Ojiaku

Doomsday, Apocalypse, and Rapture, Oh my!

With the end of the world behind us and another soon to come this October 21st, I thought it would be fun to write about dear old Harold Camping and his erroneous end-of-the-world theories...

October 7, 2011 — Jessica Fostvedt

Optimism and Enthusiasm: Lessons for Scientists from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple Computers who died this week, had a reputation as a passionate business leader and a modern folk hero. In 1999 one of Jobs’s friends said, “He is single-minded, almost manic, in his pursuit of excellence.” That’s certainly a character trait we scientists can admire.Let’s take a look at another one of Job’s traits that we scientists can benefit from emulating...

October 6, 2011 — Marc Kuchner

What does it mean that a nation is `Unscientific'?

I first wrote and published this blog post on December 22, 2009. I thought I'd re-publish it here, on the new blog, in light of the recent discussion on the network about scientists communicating to the public (see Social Media for Scientists Part 1: It’s Our Job, Social Media for Scientists Part 2: You Do Have Time., Science communication?...

October 6, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Now: Bring Science Home Every Week!

At Scientific American , we appreciate the value of a good experiment. So in May, we launched Bring Science Home as a series of free science activities for parents to do together with their six- to 12-year-old kids...

October 6, 2011 — Mariette DiChristina

Now: Bring Science Home Every Week!

Bring Science Home At Scientific American , we appreciate the value of a good experiment. So in May, we launched Bring Science Home as a series of free science activities for parents to do together with their six- to 12-year-old kids...

STAFFOctober 6, 2011 — Mariette DiChristina

A Moral Gene?

If our moral psychology is a Darwinian adaptation, what does that say about human nature? About social policy, which always presupposes something about human nature?

October 5, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

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