Explorations – June 8, 2004

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Edmund Blair Bolles, author Einstein Defiant: Genius Versus Genius in the Quantum Revolution. Also: Bush announces cuts in U.S. nuclear arsenal, but what’s in the fine print?; The U.S. Senate to rewrite laws of physics: will reclassify some high level nuclear waste to low level, so it won’t have to be transported to Yucca Mountains Waste Deposiory; Cassini nearing Saturn, what are the risks?; Chandra X-Ray telescope research reports the universe will die in ice rather than fire; Scientists at M.I.T. beginning to decipher the molecular basis of caloric restriction – the only proven way to lengthen the life span of organisms on earth.

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