Joe Nocera

05/21/2015 - 4:15pm

    A great man died late last month, one of the last of the pioneering biologists who essentially created the modern science of molecular biology. His name was Alexander Rich; he was 90 years old; and he had spent the past 57 years as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was...

02/19/2015 - 7:55pm

    Steve LeVine became interested in batteries in the wake of the financial crisis. LeVine is the Washington correspondent for Quartz, a news site covering the global economy, and he sensed, he told me recently, "a loss of confidence in the U.S. in our...

02/12/2015 - 5:49pm

    In 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Julius Genachowski, a trusted friend who had acted as candidate Obama's technology adviser, to be the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. They both firmly believed in the importance of net...

02/05/2015 - 7:26pm

    "The scandal isn't what's illegal," goes one of Michael Kinsley's best-known sayings. "The scandal is what's legal." I offer you l'affaire Sheldon Silver as a case in point.

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02/05/2015 - 5:50pm

    So I suppose you heard about the latest e-cigarette study, the one that said that the vapors e-cigarette users inhale contain multiple forms of formaldehyde. It was much in the news last week, after its authors, five scientists from Portland State...

01/30/2015 - 12:02am

    On Wednesday, the day after President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, a handful of Democratic House members, along with one senator, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, held a news conference to denounce one of the very few proposals the president put...

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