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November 26, 2014

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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Michael Brooks
Special thanks to Michael Brooks for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – At the Edge of Uncertainty: 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise Michael Brooks, who holds a PhD in quantum physics, is an […]

November 21, 2014

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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Lewis Dartnell
Special thanks to Lewis Dartnell for answering 7 questions about his recently featured book – The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch I graduated from Oxford University with a First Class degree in Biology and […]

November 20, 2014

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12:00 PM | On Mathematics, Mandelbrot, and Beauty
I have a confession to make. I suck at math. I always have, and maybe always will. Despite possessing two engineering degrees and being very close to completing a third, I can’t say that I am comfortable with math. So you might be surprised if you ever drop by my office on a Sunday afternoon. […]

November 19, 2014

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3:00 AM | The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch
By Lewis Dartnell Synopsis: How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch? If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what would be the one book […]

November 06, 2014

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12:27 PM | Binding P’s and Q’s, Minding T’s and I’s
When it comes to nailing down the location of P and Q in plant Photosystem II, you have to be careful how you cross your t’s and dot your i’s. A longstanding question in the area of Photosystem II research involves the complement of proteins on the lumenal side of the enzyme in plants vs. […]

November 01, 2014

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5:46 PM | No, academic science hasn’t overcome sexism
[Update: Emily Willingham wrote a far more thorough take-down of the New York Times piece than mine. Please go read it!] I confess I am often guilty of science boosterism. Partly it’s an occupational hazard: most of the stories I write are news items, discussing recently published papers on new experiments or observations. While I […]

October 31, 2014

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2:42 PM | IPCC: Denying the Reality of Climate Change
By Stephanie Lepage General Science subject editor Sunday marks the release of the Summary for Policymakers of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), written by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is an international panel of scientists, backed by the UN and charged with assessing the current state of climate change and climate science. With the release of the synthesis report upon us, it’s just a matter of time before so-called “climate change deniers” […]
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