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Because he’s too humble to blog it, I hope readers will join me in congratulating Chris for being honored tonight by American Meteorological Society, the nation’s leading professional society for those working in the atmospheric and related sciences. Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming has won the 2009 Louis J. Battan…

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…

A Message From Sheril

Thanks for your patience as we write and get set for a great line up next week…

A Few Good Men

We’ve invited some excellent ‘intersection personalities‘ to contribute here while we devote necessary time to completing our book. While we’ll continue posting on politics, science, culture, and storms, our first guest is ready to make his debut tomorrow… Introducing Philip H. A coastal fisheries oceanographer, Philip left the boat bound life for ocean policy work…

I have probably been remiss in not doing this post sooner. You may have noticed that Sheril and I are not blogging with our regular frequency these days. There’s a reason: We are, as we’ve announced previously, working on our book, which is going to consume us for much of the summer. I still plan…

Blogging Round The Sun

Buongiorno readers! One revolution ago, I began a journey I certainly didn’t anticipate… For a week I was to ‘guest host’ this Scienceblog called ‘The Intersection‘ while Chris was away in Italy. And so began my first post: And then something unexpected happened–I never left. And nothing’s been the same ever since! So on this…

New Comments Policy

You may have noticed that things have been a little wild here on the blog lately, argument and comment-wise. To calm things down, we’ve decided that all comments from now on will be moderated. This is actually going back to the way we used to do things. If comments are not on point, respectful, and…

The Rest Is Still Unwritten

We spent the past couple days together in our nation’s capitol with lots to discuss including some exciting news you’ll find out Thursday followed by our upcoming BIG announcement… Let’s just say over the past year, we’ve noticed we not only work well together, but also have a habit of coming up with interesting ideas…

Death by Blogging?

Gee, this sounds scarily familiar….not that I have experienced anything like the kind of health problems these bloggers seem to to have incurred from the insane 24-7 lifestyle. But I too have been sucked in many, many times by the obsessiveness of it–and then stepped back and found myself wondering if that obsessiveness was entirely…

..is to go beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke 1917-2008 Arthur C. Clarke, writer and futurist, predicted many of our technological breakthroughs with uncanny accuracy while maintaining humility and a sense of humor. ‘I’ve never predicted the future, or hardly ever. I extrapolate. Look, I’ve written six stories about the end of the…