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Only 6 Percent of Scientists Are Republican. Is This a Problem?

Writing in Slate last week, Daniel Sarewitz worries that only 6 percent of scientists self-identify as Republican. But is this really a problem?


Writing in Slate last week, Daniel Sarewitz discusses a 2009 Pew poll that shows only 6 percent of scientists self-identify as Republican. That's compared to the 55 percent who identify as Democrats, 32 percent who identify as independent, and the rest, who "don't know" their affiliation.

It is, he suggests, a problem that needs to be rectified:

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The 80 Most Powerful Octogenarians Are a Spry Bunch

The 80 most influential people over 80 are pioneers, personalities, or living tributes to perseverance and self-preservation. Especially Wesley Brown.

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Slate's Classroom of the Future

The online magazine announces the winner of its contest to re-imagine where learning takes place.


Slate picked the winner in its Hive contest to design the classroom of the future. Choosing from among 350 entries, it went with a sprawling mega-room with indoor and outdoor components that emphasizes "connection" and was proposed by Seattle-based architects Greg Stack and Natalie Nesmeainova.

Stack is actually a school designer by trade, so he used his vast knowledge to take a kitchen sink approach to filling the educational space. His and Nesmeainova's vision comes complete with: "adjustable furniture, a messy art area, video screens large and small, communal areas for classes to share, carefully placed mirrors that allow for eye contact when a student and teacher sit at a computer together."

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