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BOOK: A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility (3rd ed.)

As folks who teach the history of science think about their course offerings for the new school year in just a few months, it is perhaps worth mentioning that there is a new edition of a popular history of science textbook: 195 more words

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Biowarfare: Infectious Agents and Toxins in Warfare

Biological Agents

Biological agents are self-replicating living organisms or toxins produced by organisms that can be used to injure or kill humans, animals or crops. Humans, animals and plants share the earth with microorganisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. 396 more words

Animal Experimentation

Take a class with me! "Contradictions of Thomas Jefferson" on Sunday, June 25!

I’m very pleased to finally be getting on with something I’ve wanted to do for a long time now: online classes! If you watch the video above, you’ll get a brief introduction to… 425 more words


Darwin's Worst Nightmare, Part I: An Unexpected Letter

June 18th, 1858 was a rough day for Charles Darwin. On that day, he saw his worst nightmare seemingly unfold right in front of his eyes. 897 more words

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Antibiotics: Britain's greatest invention?

Broadcaster: BBC2

Year: 2017

Genre: Factual

URL: https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/clip/99491

This clips (8:50) involves former newsreader Angela Rippon putting the case for antibiotics to be the winner of a poll to identify Britain’s Greatest Invention. 386 more words


Why doesn’t he just shut up?

Neil deGrasse Tyson (NdGT), probably the most influential science communicator in the world, spends a lot of time spouting out the message that learning science allows you to better detect bullshit, charlatans, fake news etc. 1,307 more words

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What makes a Scientist?

Article originally published in Medicor 2017 #2, Medicinska Föreningens magazine.

Scientists do science. Artists make art. Writers write. Right?

You cannot get scientific credit without the long slog through a lengthy education, and dodging the daily struggles of academia. 1,121 more words