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Mirror Images: George and Cynthia

George Mitchell is known for perfecting the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and for his pioneering work in sustainable development. Less well-known is his support for Big Science late in his life. As a boy growing up … Continue reading

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`The Failure Stuff:’ Why Ignorance and Mistakes Matter

In Sunday’s New York Times, author and New America fellow Jamie Holmes makes the case for teaching students the importance of ignorance. Too often, Holmes argues, students are taught about scientific breakthroughs and understanding, but not the important role that … Continue reading

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