Monthly Archives: January 2020

AMS second-century countdown. Four who deserve our thanks.

The previous LOTRW post singled out Bill Gail (and his entire Centennial Committee and their extended network) for all their work in getting us to this 2020-moment. But AMS-member-gratitude shouldn’t stop there. We should also express our thanks to the four … Continue reading

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AMS second-century countdown. Five new starts

The American Meteorological Society’s 2020 Annual Meeting– our 100th– is underway. A record number of attendees – more than 5000 – are gathering in Boston for the occasion. But the Centennial itself is the tip of the iceberg. Years of planning … Continue reading

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Open access journals. Part 4.

Google the phrase “the war on science” and a host of links pop up immediately. Scientists might be forgiven for occasionally feeling beset. But the fact is, there isn’t really a war focused on science. Scientists, technologists, innovators, thus far, … Continue reading

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Open access journals. Part 3.

“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”– Exodus 20:16 KJV “In war the first casualty is the truth.”– attributed variously, in slightly different forms. “In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard … Continue reading

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Open access journals. Part 2.

“ceiiinosssttuv” –Robert Hooke (1676) “I was country when country wasn’t cool.”– Barbara Mandrell (1990) When the peerless Isaac Newton and his contemporary Robert Hooke[1]walked the earth, natural philosophers were few and far between. The pace of discovery and change was relatively … Continue reading

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Open access journals. Part 1.

“Information wants to be free.“ Stewart Brand Finally! We’ve seen the back of 2019; the year 2020 beckons, with all its promise and potential for a fresh start. You and I enter the year as new creations. But if we’re … Continue reading

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