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The Evolution of Beauty

A couple weeks back, I composed a post entitled ‘Science Reveals How To Lose Weight And Keep It Off‘. The results weren’t surprising… research out of Harvard found that calories are the most significant part of the equation. However, what really resonated with a number of readers turned out to be a different topic related…

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…

I’ve been thrilled at the comments I’m getting in response to my posts on Nicholaus Copernicus. See for example here. So I’ve thought of a plan to invite blog readers to join me throughout the next several months as I push through a large number of other texts like De revolutionibus. For the remainder of…

Saving Species

The week, the NYTimes interviewed conservation biologist Stuart Pimm–or ‘Indy Pimm‘ as I like to call him–who works to save endangered species and places around the world from tracking elephants in South Africa to restoring Florida’s Everglades. He holds the Doris Duke professorship of Conservation Ecology at Duke University and won the Heineken Prize for…

Readers may have noticed that we’ve gotten a bit of a slow start to blogging in 2008. Sure, Sheril’s been traveling and Chris has been, well…slacking, but we weren’t actually being lazy. We’ve been plotting and scheming and setting an agenda for this blog in the new year and beyond! One that connects closely to…