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Sharon Begley, a Top Science Journalist, Is Dead at 64

Sharon Begley, a Top Science Journalist, Is Dead at 64

Sharon Begley, a Top Science Journalist, Is Dead at 64 Sharon Begley, a Top Science Journalist, Is Dead at 64 “I think of Sharon as a quintessential Enlightenment-era figure,” Jon Meacham, a former Newsweek editor in chief, said in an email. “She wrote brilliantly about everything under the sun, and beyond it, from the origins of human life to climate …

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Biden to Elevate Science Adviser to His Cabinet

Biden to Elevate Science Adviser to His Cabinet

Biden to Elevate Science Adviser to His Cabinet Biden to Elevate Science Adviser to His Cabinet President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced on Friday that he will elevate the role of science in his cabinet as part of an effort to “refresh and reinvigorate our national science and technology strategy.” Mr. Biden will nominate Eric S. Lander, the director of …

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Deep Adaptation and the Science of Climate Change

Deep Adaptation and the Science of Climate Change

Deep Adaptation and the Science of Climate Change Deep Adaptation and the Science of Climate Change Two years ago, an influential paper suggested that we were too late to save the world. This paper helped rewrite the direction of British universities, played a major role in reshaping the missions of climate organizations and religious institutions, had a significant impact on …

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Fruit Flies Are Essential to Science. So Are the Workers Who Keep Them Alive.

Fruit Flies Are Essential to Science. So Are the Workers Who Keep Them Alive.

Fruit Flies Are Essential to Science. So Are the Workers Who Keep Them Alive. Fruit Flies Are Essential to Science. So Are the Workers Who Keep Them Alive. The rooms that make up the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center at Indiana University are lined wall to wall with identical shelves. Each shelf is filled with uniform racks, and each rack with …

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What Made Leonardo Such a Great Artist? Science, Says a New Book

What Made Leonardo Such a Great Artist? Science, Says a New Book

What Made Leonardo Such a Great Artist? Science, Says a New Book What Made Leonardo Such a Great Artist? Science, Says a New Book “Book of Optics” gathered all the available knowledge of the field at the time: Galen’s study of the eye, Euclid’s and Ptolemy’s treatises on geometry, Aristotle’s suppositions about the soul. What Alhacen theorized, Leonardo put into …

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Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic

Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic

Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic Dr. Mary Fowkes, a neuropathologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan whose autopsies of Covid-19 victims early in the pandemic discovered serious damage in multiple organs — a finding that led to the successful use of higher doses of blood …

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Politics, Science and the Remarkable Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine

Politics, Science and the Remarkable Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine

Politics, Science and the Remarkable Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine Politics, Science and the Remarkable Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine The president was especially enthusiastic about that aim. At a March 2 White House meeting, as Mr. Bancel and other pharmaceutical executives outlined their vaccine plans, Dr. Fauci cautioned that it would be a “year to a year and a …

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Surviving Weed-Out Classes in Science May Be a State of Mind

Surviving Weed-Out Classes in Science May Be a State of Mind

Surviving Weed-Out Classes in Science May Be a State of Mind Surviving Weed-Out Classes in Science May Be a State of Mind “Look to your left, look to your right. One of you won’t be here in the next semester.” It’s a typical lecture delivered at the start of a semester in the sciences, and one that Ainissa Ramirez remembered …

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In a Battered New York Office Market, Life Science Is Flourishing

In a Battered New York Office Market, Life Science Is Flourishing

In a Battered New York Office Market, Life Science Is Flourishing In a Battered New York Office Market, Life Science Is Flourishing The coronavirus pandemic, which has focused greater attention on health care and spurred a heated race for a Covid-19 vaccine, has also ratcheted up interest in life science real estate in New York. The city had already been …

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Arctic Science Mission Wraps Up as Research Ship Docks in Germany

Arctic Science Mission Wraps Up as Research Ship Docks in Germany

Arctic Science Mission Wraps Up as Research Ship Docks in Germany Arctic Science Mission Wraps Up as Research Ship Docks in Germany After a year spent drifting across the top of the world, frozen in sea ice, a German research ship returned home on Monday, ending the largest Arctic science expedition in history, one aimed at better understanding a region …

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