The Commonwealth June-July 2010

Issue 12

John Yoo vs. Garry Wills, SETI's Jill Tarter, geoengineering, Timothy Ferris, Mark Halperin & John Heilemann, and much more in this issue of The Commonwealth magazine.


Sally Ride 1951-2012

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Sally Ride, America's first female astronaut to enter space, died yesterday at the age of only 61. She had been fighting pancreatic cancer. Read more »


NASA's Martian Curiosity

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NASA Curiosity Rover

By Alex Wolinsky
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Saving the world with science

By: Mehroz Baig

As someone who’s taken a fair share of science classes, I know that it can be difficult to tie the daily homework assignments of configuring compounds in chemistry or calculating velocity in physics to a broader world perspective. But that’s precisely what science does: it allows us to understand how our world works and use that understanding to shape how we can address global issues. Read more »

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