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Random Walk

Scientific Fraud and Misconduct in American Political Culture: Reflections on the Baltimore Case
by Daniel J. Kevles
Excessive zeal on the part of legislators and the media hyped public suspicion of scientists' behavior.

Have Method, Will Travel
by Douglas L. Smith
Computational chemistry ventures into the Real World as Caltech theorists tackle industrial problems.

Two Astronomical Anniversaries: Palomar at 50
Still going strong, the hale and hearty Hale Telescope hits the half century mark.

...and OVRO at 40
Radio astronomers party, too.

Books — The Earth in Turmoil by Kerry Sieh and Simon LeVay
by Ryan Poquette

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