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March 4, 2015
The year was 1968 and Marshall Nirenberg, an unassuming governement scientist working at the National Institutes of Health, had just won the Nobel Prize for cracking the genetic code. Franklin Portugal's The Least Likely Man tells the story of how Nirenberg beat other world-famous scientists in the race to this important discovery. Franklin Portugal discusses his new book and Nirenberg's enduring legacy. Who was Marshall Nirenberg? What was your personal connection to him?
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It's Election Day in the United States. As voters head to the polls, it is an opportune time to reflect on democracy and our role within it. Josh Lerner does just this in the following excerpt, "Our L...
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Production Coordinator Kate Elwell attended the first annual NEPCo Awards yesterday. She reports the following about the event.
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Today Stephen Camarata, author of Late-Talking Children, discusses some of the causes of late talking among toddlers and what the latest science tells us about the relationship between late talking an...
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On Tuesday, Yasmin Kafai and Quinn Burke discussed their book Connected Code. Wednesday's post featured Jonathan Haber on his experience taking several MOOCs.
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