Panel Discussion: Reinventing ...


Is the modern university able to change? A panel, moderated by Nick Lemann and featuring Jonathan Cole, discusses the transformation...

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“The Lonely Crowd”


In the 1950s you did not have to be living in Levittown or in other New York suburbs to hear cocktail party conversation about...

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Prions


In 1997, Professor of neurology at UCSF, Stanley Prusiner, won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the prion, a novel infectious...

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Sodium Nebula


In 1989, Boston University Professor Michael Mendillo and his collaborators discovered the largest permanently visible...

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Dark Energy


Berkeley astronomers Alex Filippenko and Adam Reiss were part of a larger international group that in 1998 discovered that the...

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Antibiotics


Selman Waksman was born in 1888 into a Jewish family in Czarist Russia when there were few opportunities for Jewish children...

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