Rather than simply demanding more open science, we should remember closure is a quite normal part of science, and instead look in detail at what's closing, when, why and to whom?Alice Bell
Gore Vidal, who died last year at the age of 86, somewhat puzzlingly decided to leave his entire fortune, some $37 million, to Harvard University.
Vidal did not attend Harvard, nor does he have any family connection to the school. He did lecture there several times.
Some members of his family, understandably, are a little annoyed about this. His half-sister, Nina Auchincloss Straight, is contesting the will, arguing that he was not mentally competent when he made the will. She also says that […]