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Volume 92 | Number 4 | July-August 2004

Hard to Swallow

Tim Royappa

In The $800 Million Pill, Merrill Goozner criticizes the pharmaceutical industry on some quite justifiable grounds but doesn't completely address all of the complex issues contributing to high drug prices

Unraveling Space and Time

Lee Smolin

Brian Greene's The Fabric of the Cosmos is "a wonderful book for the lay reader who wants to get a glimpse of what theoretical physicists are thinking about" but falls short in being too uncritical of Greene's own subject, string theory.

Current Thinking

Benjamin Orlove

Our Affair with El Niño describes how our scientific understanding of this phenomenon emerged, piecemeal, along complex paths.

Total Records : 14


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