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Today, we move to our new home at Discover Blogs: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection While we have immensely enjoyed being a part of Scienceblogs, we’ve decided together that it is time to move on. Our tremendous thanks go out to Seed for hosting The Intersection since 2006 where we’ve been honored to share the network with such an…

Every now and then we plan something big and today’s no exception so check back this afternoon…

Last week we told you about the NYAS Two Cultures Conference coming up on May 9, 2009 in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of C.P. Snow’s famous Rede lecture. Politicians, academics, writers, and the media will converge to discuss science and society–including keynote addresses by E.O. Wilson, John Porter, and Dean Kamen. Today we’re…

Mark your calendars for the launch of ASU’s new Origins Initiative on April 6, 2009. Tickets go on sale next week and the event will be broadcast live online. It looks like a terrific line up including Stephen Hawking, Steven Pinker, Brian Greene, and new Director, (and Science Debate co-founder) Lawrence Krauss. The Origins Symposium…

Unscientific America Unveiled

As we’ve announced, our new book due out this Spring will be entitled Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future. We’re in the final stages of editing the manuscript and will be able to say more about its content very soon, but for now, we’re excited that we can finally show you the cover…

Unscientific America Described

Lots of folks have been asking us about our forthcoming book, Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future and we’re happy to report that the product description is finally available at Amazon: Climate change, the energy crisis, nuclear proliferation–many of the most urgent problems of twenty-first century require scientific solutions. And yet Americans are…

It’s no coincidence that our forthcoming book, Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future is due out at around the fiftieth anniversary of C.P. Snow’s famous lecture entitled “The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution.” As Chris explained last week at Science Progress, Snow’s delineation of the broad disconnect between the scientific and humanistic…

Your Hopes For 2009

New Year 2009 faces a troubled economy, international unrest, and a changing planet, but also ushers in the new presidential administration with opportunities to set better policies that may yet alter the path we’re on… What are readers’ greatest hopes for 2009?

Happy Holidays Sb Readers!

from The Intersection Sheril and Chris

The Science Project

We recently penned an article together in the current issue of Mother Jones: As the rhetoric from the campaign trail demonstrates (remember the ad with John McCain at the wind-turbine factory?), nobody is against renewable energy. But no amount of green talk can change the fact that our economy is dangerously fossil-fuel based and foreign-energy…