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Spring 2009

Spring 2009
Published two times per year, The New York Academy of Sciences Magazine reports on the activities of the Academy and its Members, and features cover stories, profiles and book excerpts that illuminate cutting-edge issues in science and examine challenges facing the global scientific community.

Table of Contents

Green Chemistry? He Invented the Term

Paul Anastas, Director of Yale's Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, helps molecular architects build sustainable substances.

The Culture Crosser: Remembering C.P. Snow

The organizers of the Academy's "Two Cultures in the 21st Century" symposium consider C.P. Snow's 50-year-old lament that a divide between the sciences and the humanities impedes social progress.

Our Future Scientists

A Nobel Laureate, a Blavatnik Award winner, and a major industry scientist chat about what it will take to keep the US science talent pipeline pumping out quality, competitive professionals.

A Global Giver: Kenichi Furuya

A Japanese Darwin Society member lends support from overseas.

Stimulus for Science

As President Obama takes steps to "restore science to its rightful place," Washington insiders and Academy members weigh in on his challenges and priorities.

The U.S. Election & Global Science

The worldwide scientific community has always yearned for leaders who, if not themselves scientists or engineers, at least comprehend the importance of science and technology to society. President Obama has returned us to an older tradition of respect for science.

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