The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Dominant Power in the “Region”

January 23, 2018

What does “region” mean from an American perspective? An article by Fred Kaplan in Slate makes the case for maintaining a dominant position for the US in world politics. As evidence, he cites the opinion of Stanford University Professor Daniel Sneider: “People describe the U.S. as being...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Misconduct” and the Weinstein Effect

December 08, 2017

Orchestra conductors are leaders who conduct. Can they misconduct? The floodgates have opened on the question of a certain apparently endemic form of misconduct on the part of persons in a position of authority, in particular celebrities, whatever their field of work. On the same day that the...

The Glowing Plant: A New Paradigm for Funding Science?

May 18, 2013

In a world of austerity and shrinking research budgets, the crowd-funding method at the core of the Glowing Plant Project offers a radically different approach to scientific research funding. The first synthetic biology project that has launched on Kickstarter, the Glowing Plant Project, brings a...