Archives for November, 2010

Why ScienceBlogs is So Important

I am delighted to be part of ScienceBlogs, the largest online community dedicated to science. I accepted this challenge because I believe that most in my profession are far more focused on making the next discovery rather than explaining to the public the value of what they do. I invite you to join me on…

Going Gaga

This Halloween, Lady Gaga costumes were all the rage, but one fan has taken devotion to a whole new level. This fan, who has attended some 28 Lady Gaga concerts worldwide (so far!) and created an “adoring fan” website, happens to teach sociology and has developed a new sociology course, “Lady Gaga and the Sociology…

The past decade has been tumultuous for the pharmaceutical industry. The news media generally paints “Big Pharma” with a broad brush, an unflattering portrait of corporate greed more concerned with short-term profits than supporting public health through access to better, “smarter” medications. A recent Huffington Post article is a striking example of such caricature: in…