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Science | 07 Apr 2012


There is only one science, physics: everything else is social work. On 6th April in 1928, James Dewey Watson, a Nobel Prize winner and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, is born. Photo © Burt Glinn/Magnum Photos

Science | 25 Feb 2012

The Periodic Table’s Table

Wolfram Research co-founder and author Theo Gray collects elements. Step into his office, and you’ll see a silicon disc engraved with Homer Simpson, a jar of mercury, uranium shells and thousands of other chemical artifacts. But his real DIY masterpiece is the world’s first “periodic table table.” Within this masterfully constructed table-top lay samples of […]

Medicine &Science | 17 Jan 2012

Medicine Timeline

 The New England Journal of Medicine is the oldest continuously published medical periodical, completing its second century of service to the medical community in 2012. The Journal marks its 200th anniversary this year with a timeline celebrating the scientific advances first described in its pages: the stethoscope (1816), the use of ether for anesthesia (1846), […]

Art & Design &Science | 17 Mar 2011

Transforming the World

IBM is celebrating their hundred year anniversary with 100 icons lauding their legacy. “Good Design is Good Business.” Amen to that. The stories that have emerged throughout our history are complex tales of big risks, lessons learned and discoveries that have transformed the way we work and live. These 100 iconic moments—demonstrate our faith in […]

Nature &Science | 15 Nov 2010

An Imperfect World

The order that we search so intensely in Nature, is often a reflection of the order that we seek in ourselves… Making Sense Of An Imperfect World… Brief excerpt from essay by Marcelo Gleiser To accept the imperfection of Nature, that order is not the only guiding principle to explain physical reality, is a very […]

Books &Science | 22 Jul 2010

We are all Star stuff

For me chemistry represented an indefinite cloud of future potentialities which enveloped my life to come in black volutes torn by fiery flashes, like those which had hidden Mount Sinai. Like Moses, from that cloud I expected my law, the principle of order in me, around me, and in the world.– Primo Levi Most people […]

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