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Science  24 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5764, pp. 1079b
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5764.1079b

For a discussion of research funding in the new federal budget, musings about scientists' public image, or a host of other opinions, click over to Cosmic Variance. At the 8-month-old blog, five physicists and astrophysicists from institutions around the United States discourse daily about their field and anything else that catches their fancy, whether it's politics or the arts. Scientific posts include heads-ups about noteworthy discoveries, such as new measurements that indicate dark matter might be warmer than predicted, and a commentary on a New York Times write-up of a book on astrology. Contributor Mark Trodden of Syracuse University in New York denounces the reviewer for “willful twisting of hard-won scientific progress.”


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