What’s this public ‘engagement’ with science thing then? « through the looking glass
This is a linked-up blog-version of a talk I gave for Imperials grad school. Its all basic stuff, but I hope its useful. A few months ago, a colleague asked for my…
Published: April 8, 2011
Length: 7 minutes (1785 words)
Test-Tube Burgers
Published: May 23, 2011
Length: 2 minutes (552 words)
My Mother’s Lover
A true story of romance, war, and two families search for the man who bound them. by David Dobbs The Atavist No. 5
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Barry Siegel and the weight of consequences
On a bright autumn morning, a man drives into the wilderness of the Utah mountains. As he arrives, the sun glows, the clouds float, the aspens glimmer in a passing breeze, humming a faint prayer. In…
Author: Deborah Blum
Published: Aug. 9, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (963 words)
too many Daves
“ I am not looking for a quota. I do not have a checklist. But I do want more. I want to no longer feel like too much is missing. I want writing that is more vibrant, more interesting, more…
how two mutant strains led to an international controversy
One Monday morning in September last year, Ron Fouchier, a virologist at the Erasmus medical centre in Rotterdam, stood at the Intercontinental hotel in Malta and told an audience of scientists how…
Author: Ian Sample
Published: March 28, 2012
Length: 10 minutes (2574 words)
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A Life Worth Ending
On the way to visit my mother one recent rainy afternoon, I stopped in, after quite some constant prodding, to see my insurance salesman. He was pressing his efforts to sell me a long-term-care policy with a pitch about how much I’d save if I bought it now, before the rates were set to precipitously rise. For $5,000 per year, I’d receive, when I needed it, a daily sum to cover my future nursing costs. With an annual inflation adjustment of 5 percent, I could get in my dotage (or the people caring for me would get) as much as $900 a day. My mother carries such a policy, and it pays, in 2012 dollars, $180 a day—a fair idea of where heath-care costs are going.
Length: 23 minutes (5874 words)
The Fall of the Creative Class
© Will Dinski This arti­cle appears in the first issue of Thirty Two, the Twin Cities’ new mag­a­zine. Find us at your favorite local shop or buy it here.  Essay by…
Published: June 15, 2012
Length: 15 minutes (3846 words)
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