Paradigm Shifts in Science: Insights from the Arts

SEPT. 9, 2012
Explosive revelations or slowly forming ideas — how do paradigm shifts in science happen? Jury Chair Joseph Goldstein discusses these questions by looking at art pieces that explore the birth of great ideas.

60 Years of Winged Victories for Biomedical Research

SEPT. 11, 2005
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Lasker Awards. Mary Lasker's establishment of two separate awards reflects her philosophy of medical research: major advances come from both the bench and the bedside.

The Helix and the Centerfold

SEPT. 10, 2003
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the chemical structure of DNA and the creation of a lung-heart machine that allowed open-heart surgeries. The year when these discoveries were made, however, the show was stolen by another event — the first issue of Playboy magazine featuring Marilyn Monroe on its cover.

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