Jack M. Cackler

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2012 in Science

From the tiniest boson to the far reaches of space, our understanding of the universe has made tremendous progress this year, and I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store for us.


Giving Thanks and Learning through Experience

Today, Commander Herrington is one of many incredible Native American leaders who are using science and education to transform the native community and the United States, and that is something we can all be thankful for.


Powering the Future with Microbes

Providing abundant, cheap, renewable, and easily transportable energy will be one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.


American Pastimes

Even if no presidential or congressional candidate suits your tastes, voting for someone (vote for Big Bird if you must; he’s had a rough year) sends the message that your demographic is engaged with the government.


Chemist’s Guide to Creating Life

Understanding how life came to be is a question that has stirred our species since the dawn of philosophy and science.


A Triumph in Exploration

It’s been exactly ten months since the Mars Science Laboratory was launched on an Atlas V rocket from Earth, and ...