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Best Countries in Science: SA's Global Science Scorecard

"Global society operates as a network of creativity and innovation."--John Sexton, writing in Scientific American . In the October 2012 issue, we publish our Global Science Scorecard, a ranking of nations on how well they do science—not only on the quality and quantity of basic research but also on their ability to project that research into the real world, where it can affect people’s lives.The United States comes out on top, by a wide margin, followed by Germany, China, Japan, the U.K., France, Canada, South Korea, Italy and Spain...

September 28, 2012 — Fred Guterl
The Sciences

The Best Pop Science Song of All Time

Yesterday we ran a story about calculations that confirmed earlier news that physicists may be on the verge of discovering the existence of the Higgs boson, which, if it turns out to be true, would be one of the biggest science stories of all time.What concerns me here, though, is not science so much as popular song.For reasons that are obscure to me, the article triggered a memory of the old Johnny Cash tune, Folsom Prison Blues, which began rolling through my head...

February 8, 2012 — Fred Guterl
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