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Sputnik Moment: Science as Destiny

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Pres. Obama called the current state of affairs a “Sputnik moment” for the USA: a time when we’re under great threat and need to step up to the plate so that we can “own the future.”…

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Science vs. Childhood on “Fringe”

The Fox show “Fringe,” now in its third season, features FBI investigator Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), mad scientist Walter Bishop (John Noble), and Walter’s wisecracking son Peter  (Joshua Jackson, aka Pacey). Olivia works for a group inside the FBI called the “Fringe Division,” which investigates…

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This Is Your Supreme Court on Video Games

The Supreme Court heard opening oral arguments this week in the case of Schwarzenegger vs. Entertainment Merchants Association; at issue, whether the state has the right to prohibit sales or rentals of violent video games to minors. I read the transcript of Tuesday’s proceedings with…

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