Monday, September 21, 2009

Hawking Awarded Highest U.S. Civilian Honor

Persistent in his pursuit of knowledge, Stephen Hawking has unlocked new pathways of discovery and inspired people around the world. He has dedicated his life to exploring the fundamental laws that govern the universe, and he has contributed to some of the greatest scientific discoveries of our time. His work has stirred the imagination of experts and lay persons alike. Living with a disability and possessing an uncommon ease of spirit, Stephen Hawking’s attitude and achievements inspire hope, intellectual curiosity, and respect for the tremendous power of science.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Firm Place to Stand

Astronomers have finally found a place outside our solar system where there's a rocky surface, if only it weren't so broiling hot.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Greatest Show on Earth

Richard Dawkins gives an introduction to his new book "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution." He explains why this book was necessary, and what readers can expect from this highly-anticipated work. The book is available now in the UK, and will be released in the US on September 22nd!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Art Of Science And The Science Of Art

Alice Tangerini got her job illustrating plants for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History straight out of college in 1972. Her boss, botanist Warren Wagner, thinks she's now the best botanical illustrator in the U.S. — even with just one good eye. (read/hear/see more at the link above)