by Jane Briggs-Bunting I had a dream when I was 10 years old and was thrilled when Alan Shepard, in the first manned Mercury Mission, orbited the earth. Okay, we were a […]
Nota Bene #124: I'm a Doctor, Not an Engineer
“I don’t believe in this fairy tale of staying together for ever. Ten years with somebody is enough.” Who said it?
Puny Krauthammer ambushes a science giant
by Robert S. Becker Stay ‘til the end – and a rich payoff of Carl Sagan’s gemlike insights. A little clean-up work first, to clear the palate. I don’t regularly read Washington […]
Nota Bene #123: Behold the Chickenosaurus
“There ought to be limits to freedom.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #122: OWStanding
“When I lie on the beach there naked, which I do sometimes, and I feel the wind coming over me and I see the stars up above and I am looking into […]
Nota Bene #121: Birds of an Ancient Feather
“Television is an invention whereby you can be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t have in your house.” Who said it? The answer is at the end of this […]
Nota Bene #120: Crazy Ivan
“If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s earth.” Who said it?
"Then, the explosion": a Pulitzer-winning journalist recalls the Challenger disaster
Twelfth in a series by John Hanchette All day long, the Internet and television have been full of sound and no little fury over the moth-balling of our shuttle fleet and, realistically […]
The Shuttle program rolls to a close – now what?: one scientist remembers his winding path and thinks about the future
Tenth in a series by Michael Pecaut For most people, there seems to be a period in life when they have to decide what they really want to do. Become a doctor […]
Atlantis makes final touchdown
Eleventh in a series