LEWIS: Class and the class gift

February 20, 2014
As the clock runs out on the Senior Class Gift, “uncomfortable conversations” will be happening aplenty. I’d like to think they’ll be open and sensitive, opportunities for true understanding and friendship, but I’m skeptical.

Einstein’s hidden legacy revealed in new book

October 8, 2013
Few people think Einstein is under-appreciated  But applied physics professor A. Douglas Stone argues that Einstein contributed much more to the field of quantum physics than previously believed. In his new book, titled “Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian,” Stone sources many of Einstein’s early writings to uncover a picture of Einstein »

‘Domino of life’ discovered

October 1, 2013
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have discovered what they believe are the mechanisms that help jumpstart life. Through studying the early development of zebrafish, professor of genetics Antonio J. Giraldez and his team uncovered three proteins that transition a fertilized egg from reading the genetic code of the mother to reading its own. »

LEWIS: Into the abyss

December 7, 2012
I’ve been having an existential crisis this week.