If you haven't read Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire, download it today.
Published posthumously in 1992, Young Men and Fire succeeds brilliantly at three things: It is one of the finest pieces of nature writing in American literature; it is a deeply sympathetic portrait of the young firefighters who parachute into forest fires--the smokejumpers; and it is an exemplary piece of investigative journalism.
But is it correct? Could Maclean have missed what was right in front of him? In
Capturing the motion of a single molecule in real time as it oscillates from one quantum state to another September 18, 2014 Excerpt: “It also moves researchers a step closer to viewing the molecular world in action — being able...Read more
Today, I ran into a beloved biochemistry professor of mine at the groundbreaking ceremony for UGA’s new Science Learning Center. I told him about a book I’m reading called Life Unfolding: How the Human Body Creates Itself by Jamie Davies and about how Chapter 17 began with a quote off a car bumper sticker: “Support bacteria–they’re the […]
NASA plans to turn to private companies for crew transport. (Image credit: NASA)
With tensions between Russia and the West remaining high, NASA is moving ahead with plans to find a homegrown method for delivering astronauts to Earth orbit. The agency's own Orion capsule, designed to transport crews to asteroids, the Moon, and beyond is still years from completion, so in the interim it will be up to commercial enterprises to be our taxis. A field that barely
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