Science

Heart Care for Life

February is American Heart Month, making this a good time to come to grips with the facts about heart disease and to join the fight against it. More than 70 million Americans suffer from some form of heart disease. For each of them, obtaining accurate information about the disease and

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The Master of Landscape

The stunning retrospective of the works of Jacob Van Ruisdael and the accompanying catalog by Seymour Slive, Jacob Van Ruisdael: Master of Landscape, receive a substantial review in the most recent edition of The New York Review of Books. What Jacob van Ruisdael’s standing was in his own time is

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Yale Books for the Holidays

Four Yale University Press titles appear in the New York Times Book Review Holiday Books issue. Stephen Heller calls Masters of American Comics, “a smartly designed, comprehensive history of 20th-century comics.”  Read the full review. Looking at Atget is included in a selection of recent books evoking a romantic vision

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How America’s First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis

According to a panel of experts who appeared on this weekend’s edition of Meet the Press, we are critically under-prepared in the face of the impending, and some say inevitable, outbreak of an avian flu pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the NIH says that “we don’t have the vaccine production

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The Plausibility of Life

All eight members up for re-election to the Dover, Pennsylvania school board who instated the teaching of intelligent design in biology classrooms were swept out of office. (Read the article in the New York Times.) That same day in Kansas however, Board of Education members voted 6-4 to allow intelligent

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