What’s that famous William Faulkner quotation? “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” So true for science. It’s as if the breakthroughs of Albert Einstein and Marie Curie, Charles Darwin and Jane Goodall, and so many other forerunners, never gather dust in a library but inform, as if they were formulated this morning, contemporary research in vaccine development, theoretical physics, wildlife biology, and every other scientific pursuit under (and about) the sun. The current issue falls in stride with the forerunners, illuminating their personal lives and works, all toward underscoring the rich history of science and its never-ending impact on our lives and world.
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