The Office Next Door
Technology Review, Nov/Dec, 2011
Visualizing Climate Change
A NASA climatologist explains why global warming is more than starving polar bears, and skeptics are simplistic.
Salon, June 1, 2009
Our Two Cultures
Fifty years after it appeared, people are still citing C. P. Snow’s “Two Cultures.” But what does it mean to us today?
The New York Times, March 22, 2009
Talk at Harvard's Snow Conference
A Talk with Steve Shapin
A Harvard historian says our image of scientists is all wrong
The Boston Globe, July 6, 2008
Joseph Needham's Grand Question
As China reemerges on the science frontier, Simon Winchester offers a vivid account of one man’s mission to illuminate its innovative past.
Seed, May/June 2008
Review of The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments, by George Johnson.
The New York Times, April 13, 2008
NOVA: Judgment Day
NOVA’s “Educator’s Briefing,” accompanying the Dover trial documentary
WGBH and NOVA, November 13, 2007
Review of Craig Venter’s A Life Decoded
The New York Times, November 11, 2007
Darwin Exhibit at the Museum of Science
A showcase of the life and work of Charles Darwin highlights the complexity of the “reluctant revolutionary” but underplays the revolution he began.
Nature Network Boston, February 21, 2007
Four books about evolution, and the state of science
The New York Times, June 11, 2006
Miracles of Science
Q&A with science writer Alan Lightman
The Boston Globe, November 27, 2005
AOL, Time Warner, and the Sorry State of a Union
Review of There Must be a Pony in Here Somewhere, by Kara Swisher with Lisa Dickey.
The Washington Post, December 26, 2003
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Standing Up for Manufacturing
Technology Review, Jan/Feb 2012