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The Science Teacher's Legacy

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.20.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

The new generation is the hope of the world, and we can't tell what their achievements will be in advance. What we do know is that science teachers, at all levels, inspire future scientists.

Better Living Through Chemistry: A Reluctant Scientific and Environmental Hero Moves On

Steve Heilig | Posted 05.16.2012 | Science
Steve Heilig

Rowland was a scientific and environmental hero. But as the Times notes, he demurred from that label -- he just thought he was doing what he had to do, given what he'd learned. Everyone alive can thank him for that.