9th December 2013

Exploring the Future of Energy

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From NWD12: Helga Nowotny on the promise of science

Nowotny asks what does a social scientist do in the land of genomic promise? The promise (or contract) that binds science and scientists together is the expectation that the public have from scientists, and the scientists aspiration to produce something useful. The pursuit was one of laws, the laws of natural philosophy, but with the […]

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How they did it

Somehow it all boils down to 1953, the year of the double helix. And it’s still worth contemplating how it all happened. Science is often perceived as either a series of dazzling insights or as a marathon. Much of the public recognition of science acknowledges this division; Nobel Prizes for instance are often awarded either […]

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