Friday, July 27, 2012

Give me history!

I wanted to dislike the recent Nova special Hunting the Elements, an attempt to place the periodic table and its contents in a broader context for the average PBS viewer. After all, the list of experts did not include a single historian. How can a broad, robust exploration of this icon of chemistry exclude the history of the science behind its creation?

Posted by Michal Meyer on 07/27 at 06:48 PM

Sunday, July 15, 2012

New York’s High Line:  An Urban Wonder in a Former Industrial Zone

Photos from New York’s High Line:  A Successful Rails-to-Trails Project in a Former Industrial Zone

Posted by on 07/15 at 07:58 PM

Parody Conservation: The Tradition of Humor at the Niels Bohr Institute

An excerpt from my talk at the Three Societies Conference

Posted by on 07/15 at 06:40 PM

Three Societies Meeting was Brilliant!

Reporting sheer enthusiasm for the highly successful Three Societies Meeting

Posted by on 07/15 at 05:14 PM

Monday, July 02, 2012

Having (and Dusting) It All

What happens when we think about Ann-Marie Slaughter’s much-discussed treatment of women’s work/family challenges with some bigger context? Here, we draw on a recent critical study of American consumption habits and some classic works in gender and technology to deepen the conversation.

Posted by Amy E. Slaton on 07/02 at 10:19 AM

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