Science on the demise

Richard Smalley, Nobel Prize winner, discoverer of the ‘buckyball’, succumbed to leukemia on October 28, 2005. He was 62. He had been conducting a campaign of awareness about the scarcity of US talent going into hard science, and I feel that he speaks on behalf of a far greater group.

The double-edge of technology in environmental problems and solutions is no small area of study. Many argue sides of Science and Policy in a semi-vindictive back-and-forth, but wherever the “truth” lies, it is undeniable that the interest and participation in sciences is dropping.

A while back, the New York Time put together a good reflection on the topic. Today, reporting on the pop-culture perspective of science, The Beeb offers something new.

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