Science Tribune - March 1999
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SCIENCE TRIBUNE and the Pirelli INTERNETional Award
Last year, we entered the Pirelli contest for the best web site on the diffusion of scientific culture. We are pleased to tell you that . If we had had YOUR contribution, I am sure we would have done even better !
1998 ended with an article on Understanding tidal friction where Peter Brosche provided us with a most entertaining history of science in a nutshell. He described how our understanding of tidal friction has developed over the last few centuries and punctuated his description with a series of apt and amusing aphorisms. Many readers will discover that these are also highly applicable to their own fields of scientific competence!
For those who believe that modern evidence-based medicine has all the answers, they should take a stroll with E.J. Wormer through the history of medicine and read his article on A taste for salt.
Professor Penrose's mind by M. Hammerton
Stress - From fiend to friend by P. K. Ray
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