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The Crisis: an open letter to fellow scientists

by Arthur P. Ruiz, Ph.D.   “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves … Continue reading

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The Impact of Bad Science

by Arthur Ruiz A little bit of bad science can go a long way Historians of science have always appreciated the collaborative efforts of communities of researchers, whose individual efforts can result in huge aggregate advances. For every revolutionary scientist … Continue reading

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How Passion and Dedication, Fascism and Gender Stereotypes Helped Rita Levi-Montalcini Win a Nobel Prize

by Kirsten Hartil Dr. Rita Levi-Montalicini, who won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine along with Stanley Cohen in 1986, for discovering nerve growth factor (NGF), died on December 30th 2012 at the age of 103. She was renowned … Continue reading

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