‘Science Times’ synthesis

For those of you who have not yet had the pleasure of “meeting” and reading the weekly Science Times section of each Tuesday’s New York Times, we’d like to introduce you. Ampersand will feature a new bi-weekly post that will hopefully be as helpful as it is interesting. We love the Science Times and look forward to sharing its highlights with you.

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September 28, 2010

MacArthur Foundation honors 23 fellows: The MacArthur Foundation announced its annual list of talented, self-directed, creative minds, including 13 scientists.

Mysteries that howl and hunt: Scientists continue to survey coyotes to obtain a better understanding of the species.

October 5, 2010

Aiming to learn as we do, a machine teaches itself: Researchers are perfecting a computer system that mimics human learning to understand the meaning of language.

Pioneer of in vitro fertilization wins Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology: Britain’s Robert G. Edwards was awarded for the breakthrough that has helped millions of people have children.

Rediscovering the first miracle drug: Revisit the history and research behind injectable insulin.