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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

An IgNobel Cause

Ig Nobel awards at CHF.

Posted by Anke on 09/30 at 01:43 PM

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Day in the Life of Edward Drinker Cope

On 26 April 1894 the mayor of Philadelphia replied to a letter from E. D. Cope. The mayor’s letter provided the excuse to write a short blurb about Cope and his ideas regarding evolution.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/29 at 10:11 PM

HoS Micropost: Polymaths are going extinct

A new article in MoreIntelligentLife.com argues that polymaths are becoming increasingly rare today, and even those few that do survive aren’t what they used to be.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/29 at 07:58 AM

Monday, September 28, 2009

Medical Students Behaving Badly

The JAMA recently published an article on unprofessional on-line behavior medical students. The authors of the study seemed most concerned with the damage such behavior does to the image of the physician and the ideal of the profession.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/28 at 11:48 PM

Friday, September 25, 2009

HoS Micropost: When Scientific Disputes Go Bad

Dispute between groups at CERN turns ugly.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/25 at 06:43 AM

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lorraine Daston on History of Science vs. Science Studies

Lorraine Daston’s current essay in Critical Inquiry offers an account of the divergence of science studies from history of science. At the core of her analysis is a compelling argument about the way that science studies and history of science approach science differently.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/23 at 10:46 PM

What is a Historienne to do?

The tale of a Historienne of Science who has too many options when it comes to entertainment.

Posted by Anke on 09/23 at 02:45 PM

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Historians of Science and Public Understanding of Science

I am prompted by the recent book, Don’t be Such a Scientist by Randy Olson, to think again about the absence of historians of science in this burgeoning area of communicating science.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/22 at 10:05 AM

Friday, September 18, 2009

HEWG kicks off a new year

HEWG held its first event of the new year last night, with Richardson Dilworth, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Politics at Drexel University sharing his research with the group. Dilworth’s work looks at urban water policy and infrastructure.

Posted by Jody on 09/18 at 06:20 AM

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Burning down fridges

Of green refrigeration and fridges as psychological profiles.

Posted by Anke on 09/17 at 01:03 PM

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