Steven T. Cupps

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Bridging Harvard

The question is familiar, inevitable, and universal. It arises from your uncles at Thanksgiving, from your high school classmates that

No Reef is an Island

President Bush’s legacy, for all intents and purposes, may be sleeping with the fishes. In an unscientific survey of 109

Go Directly to Jail

Let’s say hypothetically that because of a few bad decisions and utter negligence on my part, I destroyed the Washington

Pirate Code

If you aren’t feeling retro enough with the stock markets of 2008 being at roughly the same value as those

Si Se Puede?

As a citizen of a swing state, I must admit that Tuesday’s election was rather nerve-racking. I had already sent

Considering the Lilies of the Field

It’s sustainability week, and if you have been occupied with carbon-footprints, recycling, organic food, cage-free eggs, farmers’ markets, alternative energy,


I could live with most aspects of Sarah Palin. I could live with her having only having run a small

The Big Bang

Legal scholars start licking your chops: The fate of the known universe, or at least the known solar system, may

Meat in a Box

On your mark. Get set. Let the ethical dilemma begin! Last Monday, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Big Science

I like to think that science has a role similar to that of an older sibling. Science has of course

Stranger Than Fiction

Last Wednesday, Arthur C. Clarke, the renowned science fiction writer, died at his home in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Clarke, who

Shock and Awww

My all-time favorite work of scientific journalism is a September 11, 2007, article in the New York Times titled: “If

The Mad, Mad World

It’s a mad, mad world. Literally. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a part of the Department of Health

One Nation Under God

Perhaps Americans and Iraqis aren’t so different after all. Americans dislike it when countries like France and Russia interfere with

Killing BioAnthro

If you’re brave enough to make the walk to the barren land north of Annenberg, I’d suggest making a trip