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If nothing else, this points out the need to clarify what “past 5 years” means in declaring history of possible conflicts of interest. 5 years before publication — or research and writing? Presumably there’s a difference, if we’re specifyng a time frame anyway

Matthew Nisbet says maybe, but not by much. I n the U.S., there is often the false assumption that Europeans are somehow more engaged and supportive of science than Americans. Yet, as I discuss in several studies and as I have written about in articles, instead of science literacy, the same generalizable interaction between values,…

The Amygdaloids at the 92d Y, 4/3/08. Music starts at about 3m. LeDoux’s the guitarist who is NOT singing. (Maybe it scares him?) A few months back I gave a heads-up that NYU neuroscientist Joe LeDoux and his band, t the Amygdaloids, were playing in NYC. Well, the virus has spread! At Rock-It Science, March…

William J. Broad’s Times piece on the new National Geographic “Ocean – An Illustrated Atlas gives a nice look at both the book — and gives long-overdue and well-deserved attention to oceanographer Sylvia Earle, who co-authored the Atlas. . Earle’s passion extends to the far horizon. In the atlas, she reports that some 90 percent…

Don’t count on the tropical forest gobbling up our excess carbon. Such is the warning from a recent study by Harvard’s Kenneth Feeley and others in Ecology Letters, which suggests that we may not be able to count on surging tropical forest growth to slow global warming by consuming some of the excess carbon (via…