An Interview with Naomi Oreskes
Naomi Oreskes: I think it was hard to accept that the climate change deniers were excellent at communicating. But once people recognized what they were up against, one saw more scientists willing to stand up to defend the integrity of science, to speak to journalists, to go on television.
October 18, 2019
What to Do About Gene-Editing?
In November, He Jiankui proclaimed, “It is up to society to decide what to do next,” viewing his claim to have produced two gene-edited human babies as an inflection point that would force scientists, governments, and the public to stop, consult, and, by some collective assent, chart a new course. The disturbing thing is that this reckoning hasn’t happened.
March 21, 2019
An Interview with Jennifer Doudna
Jennifer Doudna: No one can take away those moments in the lab when we saw something in nature that had never been seen before. You go into the lab, do an experiment, and get a little bit of knowledge about the world that unravels another piece of the mystery of nature. That’s what I love about science.
January 24, 2019
Anna Atkins’s Blue Photographs
Exposed to her father’s scientific research and colleagues at a young age, Anna Atkins documented specimens of British algae in what is now considered the first book to be fully illustrated with photography and the first use of photography for scientific documentation.
November 24, 2018