Thursday, February 23, 2006

love and other phenomena

As part of my research at Sussex University, I came across some fascinating papers written by Roy Macleod in the 1960s, describing the beginnings of the scientific journal Nature. Apparently Huxley and Tyndall, who were regular contributors to Nature and other magazines in the late 1800s, were 'greatly dependent' on science journalism as a source of income to subsidise their research. If the gulf between science and the media is wide today, it was not ever so.

Now that my other jobs are finished, I have three projects on the go. The first is a research paper on Kuhn and science journalism, which I hope to present later this year. The second is a feature on the nature of love. Don't ask me to choose between them. No-one should have to.


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