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    Shooting for — and Hitting — the Moon

    A long time ago — 9 years and one month to be precise — I wrote an article for Science Careers profiling Tom Murphy, then a postdoc in physics at the University of Washington in Seattle. Murphy was then on a quest to locate a needle in a haystack — or, less metaphorically, to bounce… Read More
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    Physics, Astronomy Degree Production Is Up, Says AIP

    Whether it’s good news or bad news depends on your perspective. A new report from the American Institute of Physics (AIP) shows that physics degree production is up dramatically. The most recent data are from 2006. * In 2006, 5373 students earned bachelor’s degrees in physics, up 5% over the previous year and 47% over… Read More
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    Studying Humans in Space

    Forty years ago today, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon. But four decades later, how much do we know about how space flight affects the human body? A new master’s degree in human space exploration sciences at the University of Houston (UH) aims to open up the science behind human spaceflight. Read More