Monthly Archives: January 2015

Onward, Christian Health Care? by MOLLY WORTHEN


By MOLLY WORTHEN

In our new Gilded Age, mutual aid societies revive.

Published: January 31, 2015 at 07:00PM

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Politics Is Personal, and Professional by CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM


By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM

Lisa Batiashvili is baffled by the West’s fondness for Valery Gergiev, and by violinists’ obsession with “Strads.”

Published: January 31, 2015 at 07:00PM

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When Coaching Is the Family Business by MELISSA HOPPERT


By MELISSA HOPPERT

The sons of coaches Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll are valuable assets to their teams as assistants and have high aspirations in the N.F.L.

Published: January 31, 2015 at 07:00PM

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Carl Djerassi Dies at 91; Forever Altered Reproductive Practices as a Creator of the Pill by ROBERT D. McFADDEN


By ROBERT D. McFADDEN

Dr. Djerassi was one of two chemists working with a student assistant who in 1951 first synthesized a hormone that became the key ingredient of the contraceptive pill.

Published: January 31, 2015 at 07:00PM

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SMAP Takes to the Skies

A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory onboard is seen in this long exposure photograph as it launches from Space Launch Complex 2, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. SMAP is NASA’s first Earth-observing satellite designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state. SMAP will provide high resolution global measurements of soil moisture from space. The data will be used to enhance scientists’ understanding of the processes that link Earth’s water, energy, and carbon cycles. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls) via NASA http://ift.tt/1Abg9qy

Andrew Filev of Wrike: Check Your Ego at the Door by ADAM BRYANT


By ADAM BRYANT

The chief executive of a software company says that anyone who makes a decision in a company should be able to explain it and give reasons for it.

Published: January 31, 2015 at 07:00PM

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Yves Chauvin, Chemist Sharing Nobel Prize, Dies at 84 by KENNETH CHANG


By KENNETH CHANG

Mr. Chauvin helped unlock the secret of “green chemistry” to produce less hazardous waste in manufacturing.

Published: January 30, 2015 at 07:00PM

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