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Equal Opportunity Protection

by P.D. Lesko I NORMALLY DON’T like to write in response to anything published in the current issue of the magazine in which my column appears. However, Brian Caterino’s piece on Stanford’s Office of Learning and Technology got me thinking. In particular, I’m thinking about Professors Cohen and Boyer, the scientists whose patent brought in […]

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Blaming Scientists for the “Adjunct Problem”

by Chris Cumo RAMAN SUNDRUM BREATHES easily in the rarefied air of theoretical physics. He is a postdoc at Stanford University where, in collaboration with Princeton physicist Lisa Kendall, he has proposed that Einstein’s General Relativity predicts the existence of an extra dimension. We are familiar with space and time, which are really a single […]

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The Genome and the Adjunct

by Lee Shainen I’M NOT STUPID. However, I admit to being somewhat mathematically challenged. My first algebra class was in 1967. I was distracted. It was not the best of times for learning math. For years, I blamed “Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll” for my ineptitude, but maybe I just didn’t have the math […]

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Boom Time For On-Line Books?

by Adam Keller AUTHOR STEPHEN KING’S recent foray into e-book publishing has kicked off a new round of activity among book publishers and software developers looking to gain a foothold in the nascent market. Since last year, well-known book publishers such as Houghton Mifflin Co., The McGraw-Hill Cos. and Simon & Schuster Inc. have hooked […]

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Science: The Journal of the AAAS

by Chris Cumo SCIENCE, THE JOURNAL of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is arguably the most influential periodical of its kind. Its 160,000 subscribers make it the largest peer-reviewed scientific journal. The AAAS publishes Science weekly, giving it a currency few journals in any discipline can match. Article topics range from recombinant […]

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Personal Safety Abroad

by Jeannie Barry-Sanders PERSONAL SAFETY IS a basic need, and educators who want to travel and work abroad must think safety first when travelling to countries outside of the United States. “You are much safer in most cities abroad than you are in most cities in the United States. We have the most violence of […]

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On-Line Science Labs

by Evelyn Beck IN VIRTUAL SCIENCE labs, students can handle dangerous poisons, analyze raging rivers, and conduct experiments in evolution-activities otherwise impossible for most college students. “The on-line labs were designed to provide a laboratory experience in situations where it is not feasible to do a wet lab because of the time, expense, or danger […]

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Scientists as Teachers

by Karen Young Kreeger SO YOU LOVE to teach. Now that the school year is in full swing, are you wondering how you can contribute more to the next generation, keep your interest in teach ing alive and well, or enhance the peda gogical portion of your resume? “Scientists need to share the wealth of […]

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Can a Country Really Have Too Many Science Ph.D.s?

by Douglas Steinberg AT A MEETING right after Labor Day, Princeton University’s molecular biology department surveyed the plans of its recently graduated seniors, and professor Shirley M. Tilghman wasn’t happy with the results. Thirty-one out of 72 students awarded bachelor’s degrees last June were going to medical school, eight planned to do community-service work – […]

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Malcolm Duncan and the New Laws of Physics

by Marla Houghteling DR. MALCOLM DUNCAN saw his career as a theoretical physicist die along with the demise of a big machine – the SSC, the Superconducting Supercollider. It was while he was associate professor of physics at the University of Iowa in 1993 that he decided to switch from physicist to lawyer. He was […]

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