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March 2009

By: Michael Kennedy, PhD
Mar 2, 2009

Related to the recent California octuplets case, a Georgia state senator has... Read More

By: Beth Herbert
Mar 18, 2009

A few weekends ago, when I arrived at a restaurant where I was supposed to meet a friend, I... Read More

By: James Wilson, PhD
Mar 19, 2009

Many times this winter, during the most bitterly cold days, I heard the sarcastic comment, “... Read More

By: Michael Kennedy, PhD
Mar 24, 2009

NPR's Science Friday recently featured "a science project for the recession." It's Oobleck -... Read More

By: Michael Kennedy, PhD
Mar 20, 2009

Bad news to report - I've been convicted by a crack group of crime scene investigators, many of... Read More

By: Malcolm MacIver, PhD
Mar 23, 2009

The NCCAM was set up under the NIH in 1992 through the effort of Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa),... Read More

By: Tyler Wellington
Mar 28, 2009

So my last post was about an exciting and vaguely scientific new technology that allowed... Read More

By: Michael Kennedy, PhD
Mar 10, 2009

On Monday, President Barack Obama  lifted a nearly 8-year ban on the use of federal funds for... Read More

By: Michael Kennedy, PhD
Mar 8, 2009

Is there life on other planets? NASA's newest mission hopes to shed light on this question. Last... Read More

By: Michael Kennedy, PhD
Mar 7, 2009

Researchers have long wondered why the flu virus seems to be more prevalent and spread more... Read More

By: Danielle Kerkovich, PhD
Mar 18, 2009

Not long ago, about 20 years, the largest amount of federal dollars on research was spent by... Read More

By: Tyler Wellington
Mar 10, 2009

Apologies in advance to the editorial staff and to the larger Science in Society community for... Read More

By: Tyler Wellington
Mar 1, 2009

Sorry for the delay, I was in Mexico City this past week.  It's a beautiful city that in almost... Read More

By: Danielle Kerkovich, PhD
Mar 6, 2009

Scientific advancement requires money, and lots of it. Without science funding, discoveries go,... Read More

By: Noah Rowland
Mar 7, 2009

Watching the Daily Show with Jon Stewart yesterday, I was shocked to learn... Read More

By: Beth Herbert
Mar 8, 2009

I admit it - I am secretly a horror film fan. It's a childhood habit I never grew out of, like... Read More

By: Tyler Wellington
Mar 10, 2009

Last week, I spent a little time talking about the differential effects of graphic versus text-... Read More

By: Malcolm MacIver, PhD
Mar 10, 2009

In the past two postings I’ve talked about my experience working with the... Read More

By: Michael Kennedy, PhD
Mar 10, 2009

I have to say – a fresh spring breeze is in the air.  Yesterday Barack Obama... Read More

By: Michael Kennedy, PhD
Mar 10, 2009

Science Club – an after school science engagement program that I run with ... Read More

By: Noah Rowland
Mar 29, 2009

Science education has been the subject of much reform and debate over the years, sensitive to... Read More