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Stuart Fox

September 18, 2008

In all likelihood, a creationist from the crystal meth capital of Alaska will be president of the United States in about 18 months. But until then, we can pretend that […]

June 4, 2008

Neil Shubin's new book explores the intersection of developmental biology, paleontology and genetics.

May 28, 2008

A group of mathematicians is taking a new look at some old problems and using crafts like knitting and crocheting to solve them.

May 16, 2008

Thanks to a combination of technology, policy and economics, the venerable practice of the house call is making a comeback.

April 24, 2008

Sunday, the New York Times ran a front-page article about food shortages forcing people and governments to embrace the genetically modified crops many have previously shunned. That article came hot […]

March 3, 2008

Bacteria get a bad rap. Sure, the bubonic plague and cholera have killed untold millions of people, but a lot of other bugs do things we appreciate. They keep our […]

February 29, 2008

We’ve come a long way from Jack Palance dragging a giant Oscar with his teeth. As the opening sequence of Sunday’s Oscars showed, visual effects are now as important to […]

February 20, 2008

Last Friday, while the staff of Scienceline was at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting in Boston, science in general and science journalism in particular got […]

February 11, 2008

It doesn’t get headlines like AIDS, SARS or even its relative pandemic bird flu, but make no mistake, regular old seasonal flu is a terrible, terrible plague. Every year, the […]

January 28, 2008

Say what you will about proponents of Creationism and Intelligent Design, at least they seem to understand how science works. Rather than simply pointing to the Bible whenever asked to […]

January 16, 2008

For the first time in America, a natural history museum is handing out diplomas.

January 15, 2008

Blinded by the red carpet and dresses no one could hope to afford and even fewer could hope to fit into, most people forget that the Oscars are run by […]

January 10, 2008

Over the last couple of weeks, a number of events have dovetailed to perfectly highlight the ways in which science can be both beneficial and detrimental to mankind. While shopping […]


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