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This post was written by guest contributor Jody Roberts. Follow this link for his most recent contribution to The World’s Fair. The philosopher Marjorie Grene passed away on Monday, 16 March, at the age of 98. Grene’s life is difficult to sum up in a few words, and I don’t want to do that anyhow,…

This one’s about integrity, oversight, and endocrine disruption and how the tangled web grows bigger by the day. It’s a guest post by Jody Roberts, of the Chemical Heritage Foundation. – – – Two news stories in last week’s edition of Chemical and Engineering News perfectly demonstrate the complex interweaving of technical, social, and political…

Drinks! Vancouver! ScienceBlogs!

Just a reminder that Jennifer and I will be hosting drinks at Koerner’s pub this evening. We’ll be there from about 6pm on. Come on out on Seed’s dime – should be fun. And just in case, you don’t know what we look like, Jennifer has her picture on her blog, and I look like…

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 – – – Part 4 with Jody Roberts and Michelle Murphy–discussing her book Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty–follows below. All entries in the author-meets-blogger series can be found here.

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 – – – Part 3 with Jody Roberts and Michelle Murphy–discussing her book Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty–follows below. All entries in the author-meets-blogger series can be found here.

This post was written by guest blogger Elizabeth Green Musselman.* One year ago I began producing The Missing Link, a monthly podcast on the history of science, medicine, and technology. In case you are unfamiliar with the world of podcasting, which is a type of audio blogging that began in 2005, let me give you…

This post was written by guest contributor Cyrus Mody.* There’s a new study reported in Nature Nanotechnology entitled “Carbon nanotubes introduced into the abdominal cavity of mice show asbestos-like pathogenicity in a pilot study.” Or, as the title seems to have been understood by reporters at the New York Times and elsewhere, “Blah NANO blah…

Preface | Pt. 1 | Pt. 2 | Pt. 3 | (Sidebar 1) | Pt. 4 | Pt. 5 | Pt. 6 Pt. 7 | (Sidebar 2a) | (Sidebar 2b) | Pt. 8 | Pt. 9 | Conclusion This post was written by new guest blogger Jason Delborne.* George Cruikshank (1836), A London Audience, from…

My John or Paul Project

By Guest Blogger: Oronte Churm. (See here for Mr. Churm’s prior guest post and mini-bio.) As an undergrad, I once attended a seminar where a prof from Berkeley, if I recall correctly, showed us an animated model of the learning path of a neural network. The Navy had funded the program in hopes of developing…

This post was written by guest blogger Wyatt Galusky.* It is in homage to David Ng’s Police post of yore that I invoke this album cover to inaugurate the final installment of this three-part post on mystery, the unknown, and the remainder, all loosely filtered through quotes by Theodor Adorno.