Transcription and Translation

Archives for December, 2009

My Year in a Picture

Two great interviews with Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer, two philosophers of science. CBC Ideas – Interview with Simon Schaffer on Leviathan and the Air Pump CBC Ideas – Interview with Steven Shapin on how science and truth are derived from social interactions within the scientific community If you like these interviews, visit CBC Ideas…

There’s a battle going on out there. A battle for trust. Do you get the H1N1 vaccine? Is global warming true? Will you go to hell? Is the free market the best way to run an economy? How to answer these questions? The conventional wisdom is that all members of our society should get informed.…

I’m siting at my breakfast table when I read this in the NY Times science section: Dissection Begins on Famous Brain The man who could not remember has left scientists a gift that will provide insights for generations to come: his brain, now being dissected and digitally mapped in exquisite detail. The man, Henry Molaison…

NIH Grants by Age

The graph is from Are there too many PhDs? at Mendeley Blog In the U.S., we are constantly hearing about how the country is falling behind in science. We need more scientists to fill all of those jobs we want to create. And the cure to that is to fund more PhD programs! Yet, when…