Scrooge Embraces Industrial Research and Other Tales from a  Scientist's Conversion

Scrooge Embraces Industrial Research and Other Tales from a Scientist's Conversion

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I ran across this clever adaption of Dickens' classic story of Christmas redemption a few days ago. The authors use the story's stru...

Too big to wrap? Just can it.

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For those doing last minute wrapping, or those just enjoying a few days off, here's a thought. Look up at the moon . What do you see? ...
Another New Kind of Science?

Another New Kind of Science?

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I've got my copy of Steve Wolfram's A New Kind of Science  proudly displayed in my living room. Okay, so that's just where my bo...
Numbers on the Air

Numbers on the Air

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Radio Lab, probably the smartest science show on the radio,---no offense Science Friday, but there is no contest here---aired a show devoted...
Is Agriculture Really the Best Model for Heath Care?

Is Agriculture Really the Best Model for Heath Care?

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I always look forward to Atul Gawande's interventions in the Health Care Reform debate, but I'm not so certain about his most recent...
Pleasant surprises from Phoenix?

Pleasant surprises from Phoenix?

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Were you at the History of Science Society's Annual Meeting in Phoenix? Why not share a highlight? I'll get us started, but I'm...
The History of American Science as Activism

The History of American Science as Activism

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Leslie Madsen-Brooks, University of California, Davis (An essay in the " What's American About the History of Science in America?...
What's American (Studies) about the History of Science in America?

What's American (Studies) about the History of Science in America?

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Kimberly A. Hamlin, Miami University (An essay in the " What's American About the History of Science in America? " series) ...
A Voice From the Beginning

A Voice From the Beginning

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John Burnham,Ohio State University (An essay in the " What's American About the History of Science in America? " series) T...
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