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Sustainable endings

And so it ended, the 2007 version of the AAAS in San Francisco. Recovering from a jetlag from hell, I have fond memories of the people I met and the talks I listened to. Most impressive were the three plenary lecture speakers that honoured the meeting with their...

Science in San Francisco

San Francisco is sizzling with science. Today marks the start of the 2007 version of the annual meeting of the AAAS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Last year the meeting was held in St. Louis, this year I’m happy to be attending in a...

100 days

100 days of clean air, 100 days of having a decent sense of smell, 100 days of having a decent smell in other people’s sense, 100 days of white teeth, 100 days of walking a flight of stairs and still being able to breath normally…you guessed it: it’s...

Disqualifying IDea

James Randerson, the Guardian’s science correspondent, wrote an excellent article this week dispensing once and for all the “theory” of Intelligent Design. Apparently James has, like I do, had just about enough of the nonsense arguments used in the...

Intelligently designed debate

Newsnight broadcast an interesting debate between two professors about a teaching pack on intelligent disign sent to UK schools. I know for sure that one of the two professors has a formal training in biology, namely professor Lewis Wolpert. Pay special attention to...

“Safe” technologies

In concurrence with my previous post/quote, Philip Ball from Nature News has written an excellent opinion article about the paper Safe handling of nanotechnology that is published in this week’s issue of Nature. In this paper an international team of scientists...