Future Sex

Turkle (Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other) was shocked when a Scientific American reporter accused her of standing in the way of same-sex marriage. She . . . . Continue Reading »

Inspiration

Sherry Turkle’s Falling for Science: Objects in Mindis a fascinating collection of testimonials from engineers and scientists about the childhood experiences and objects that inspired their love . . . . Continue Reading »

Faddish science

Randy Schekman won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine this year, but, according to the Economist , he used the moment in the spotlight “to announce that the laboratory he runs at the . . . . Continue Reading »

Other Earths

The Economist reports on the findings of NASA’s Kepler telescope’s search for habitable planets: “The 833 new planets thus identified bring the total found by Kepler to 3,538. . . . . Continue Reading »