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Apple, meet Orange

Why are we approaching biodiversity conservation from such different points of view? We are currently rounding out the year 2010, proclaimed by the U.N.

November 1, 2010 — Carin Bondar

Tim White's response to "scientific commons" blog post

Editor's Note: This post is a response to a Scientific American Observations blog post, "When should a scientist's data be liberated for all to see?"

I was very surprised to find that we have (yet again) been singled out, this time in your online Observations section: "When should a scientist's data be liberated for all to see?"

Your coverage concerned a Science opinion piece entitled "Prepublication Data Release, Latency, and Genome Commons."  That article was specifically about genomic data.  It even noted that:

"Scientific information commons are under discussion in areas ranging from microbiology ( 30) to global climate change ( 31) to molecular chemistry ( 32)...

August 6, 2010 — Tim White

Costs and values: The legacy of the Exxon Valdez disaster

Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from The Fate of Nature by Charles Wohlforth, published on June 8 by St. Martins Press. The Fate of Nature considers the burgeoning science of human nature and behavior, using Alaska as a starting point to explore our capacity to save the planet from environmental decline...

July 30, 2010 — Charles Wohlforth

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