The US Senate narrowly approved the politician, who does not have a science background.
August 2012's selection of notable quotes
August 1, 2012|
—Retired British physicist Peter Higgs, for whom the elusive Higgs boson was named, after the announcement on July 4 that researchers at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, had collected data pointing to the existence of the particle he had theorized decades ago (July 9, 2012)
—Steven Hyman, a neuroscientist at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, differentiating between the hunt for the Higgs boson and similarly fundamental discoveries in the biological sciences (Nature, Mar. 28, 2012)
—Artist Michael Heizer, referring to “Levitated Mass,” his installation piece consisting of a 340-ton granite boulder resting above a 456-foot-long groove carved in the north lawn of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition opened at the end of June. (Reuters, June 24, 2012)
—Harvard University evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson, in his recently published book, The Social Conquest of Earth (2012)
—Newly elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who won the country’s recent general election and holds a PhD in material science from the University of Southern California (Nature, June 26, 2012)
—Sociologist Dame Janet Finch, who chaired the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings, in a report recommending that funders of research in the United Kingdom urge scientists to publish their work in open-access journals (June 18, 2012)
August 20, 2012
Scientists should be able to decide the most appropriate journal to publish their work.Open-access journal can be benefiting, but we must not underestimate the importance of peer-review process in scientific publishing.
August 30, 2012
Yes, but it is difficult to read what has not been circulated, and one does not know exists.
August 30, 2012
Michael Heizer couldn't be more of an idiot. Italian Renaissance, yes. French Impressionism, yes. American Minimalism, no, sorry. America IS Science and Industry. Science and engineering is so much more of America's culture than a rock left on a crack. The names Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, Carl Sagan, or (insert ANY other scientific-engineering-technological person here) will be remembered longer and by more people than anyone on the list of the 100 top American artists of Mister Heizer's anyone-with-half-a-brain-could-do-that genre.