Science Times: 25th Anniversary
November 11, 2003 5:09 PM   Subscribe

Science Times: 25th Anniversary The first issue of Science Times[weekly section of N.Y. Times] appeared 25 years ago, on Nov. 14, 1978. Its guiding principle ever since has been that science is not a collection of answers, but a way of asking questions, an enterprise driven by curiosity. To celebrate the anniversary, we pose 25 of the most provocative questions facing science. As always, answers are provisional. [free reg req'd]
posted by Postroad (2 comments total)
Interesting link, but I'm not sure if "Will we ever find Atlantis?" is a question that's keeping a lot of scientists awake at night...
posted by spazzm at 8:11 PM on November 11, 2003

One question I sought in vain was the protein folding problem-- when DNA codes for a protein, how do you figure out how the resulting molecule will look? Not as cool as aliens or Atlantis, but its solution will open a lot of interesting biochemical and genetic-engineering possibilities.
posted by alumshubby at 12:24 PM on November 12, 2003

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