Eddington photograph confirming Einstein's theory that light "bends"

As interested in the possible as he was in the proven.

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To study the ocean before we destroy it.

HiLo Gift Ideas 2011 (#2)

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Too many notes? Crowdsourcing whalesong.

“These people want to be at home in the Universe.”

From bio­logy to battle­ships, BSG as a model for in­spired STEM learn­ing

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A genre that flourishes on cable, public TV, and in IMAX theaters.

One view to rule them all.

He defamiliarized science rather than taming it.

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As reported in the New York Times and elsewhere, a pair of…

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Electronica composer John Boswell remixes the preambles and perorations of Carl Sagan…

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Monkeys are making news across the world of science. As we discussed…

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Over his fecund scientific career, ERWIN SCHRÖDINGER (1887-1961) placed quantum wave mechanics…

In his seminal works, The Mechanical Bride (1951) and Understanding Media (1964),…

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A self-described “physicist turned historian for philosophical purposes,” THOMAS KUHN (1922-96) was…

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FROM THE STRUGGLE between Cartesian science and the Classics lampooned by Jonathan…

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They’ve always been with us

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AUTO­NOMOUS CITY EXPLORER, or “Ace,” is a robot built by researchers at…

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THE STAR TREK MYTHOS hosts one of the most flourishing bodies of…

<em>The surface of Pluto from computer models, by L. Calçada</em>

VENETIA PHAIR (née Burney), who named the planet Pluto, died on April…

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The catalogue of the MIT Press arrived in the mail today. One…

<em>Everyone knows the Moon's made of cheese...</em>

FREE­LANCERS, GIVE UP your paltry hopes of making a killing by cooking…

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MARGARET and CHRISTINE WERTHEIM are crocheting a coral reef, and they’re eager…

<i>Horvath kite over Switzerland's Morteratsch Glacier</i>

Thomas Horvath’s kites are like every kite you’ve ever seen, and like…