Elsewhere in Science, 17 October 2014

October 17, 2014
Robots, redux … economics Nobel … paper factories in China … bad time for scientists in Venezuela … nonadherence … letters … sex in research … Working Life
Six decades of science as diplomacy

Six decades of science as diplomacy

October 16, 2014

When you think of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland, you may think of cutting-edge equipment and particles circling unimaginably fast, colliding into each other to make bosons and other elements of the secrets of the universe.

But you may not think of the people.

Of course they’re there, and essential — thousands of scientists and support personnel, including Harvard physicists and students, some of whom played important roles in the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, the heaviest and most elusive particle discovered so far.

A wake-up call on Ebola

A wake-up call on Ebola

October 2, 2014

The Dallas Ebola case has provided a wake-up call for hospital emergency room workers across the country, putting them on alert for unexplained fevers, after a Liberian man who traveled to Texas sought care when he fell ill with the disease, but was sent home.