Geek Chic: A Scientific Renaissance

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku remembers the days when science was sexy. When the rocket scientist got the girl. When the launch of the satellite Sputnik meant "it was almost your patriotic duty to get good grades in science to compete against the Russians," he recalled. Then those days faded away. Movies made in the 1980s propelled the jock, not the geek, into the spotlight. In 1993, the United States cancelled its plans to build a supercollider that would smash atoms and Europe carried on...Full Story
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