Galileo’s Telescope

According to an article in the Wall Street Times, a new method of molecular biology enables that scientist can rewire the circuits of the brain of mice and manipulate their memory. Even on a more basic level, the news often includes the weather, and this will affect whether we get wet when we head outside or remember to bring an umbrella. A new Harvard study is the first to definitively show that the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis has dramatically increased in recent decades. I was in a biology department, and I think the biologists there felt it was unseemly to have engineering in biology.

At the time I really resented the courses, but I will say I learned a lot, and it did influence how I thought about biology. The extreme winter of 2013-2014 created conditions for a Harvard grad student to expand his work on green anole lizards into …

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