Friday, January 23, 2009

Science Friday 012309

In ‘Geek Chic’ and Obama, New Hope for Lifting Women in Science By NATALIE ANGIER, NYTimes
Some scientists say that now is the time to tackle the problem of attracting more women into the fold, and keeping them once they are there.

Scientists Welcome Obama’s Words By GARDINER HARRIS and WILLIAM J. BROAD, NYTimes
Many scientists are exuberant over President Obama’s vow to “restore science to its rightful place” after eight years of stark tension with government.

In Texas, a Line in the Curriculum Revives Evolution Debate By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr., NYTimes
The State Board of Education in Texas heard impassioned testimony on Wednesday from scientists and social conservatives debating how evolution should be taught in schools.

Worm Infects Millions of Computers Worldwide By JOHN MARKOFF, NYTimes
The infection seems to be the first step of a multistage attack, but experts do not know the form it will take.

Civil Rights and Environmental Responsibilities By Andrew C. Revkin, NYTimes
Is human-driven climate change mainly a pollution problem (legislate and regulate it away) or a technology problem (make non-polluting energy choices cheap and it goes away)?

While You Were Out: Apple’s Years With and Without Steve Jobs
Multimedia Interactive Feature

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