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Apr.27, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 11

The WhiteKnight Two, known as the mother ship Eve, resembles a flying catamaran. Between the two “pontoons” is SpaceShip Two, christened the VSS Enterprise.

The next small step

With $200,000 and some patience, you can book your ride to the ‘ignorosphere’

Published in the Apr.27, 2011, issue

If you’re a baby boomer, or older, you probably remember hearing President John F. Kennedy’s clarion call to conquer space. “We choose to go to the moon,” the young president declared in 1962, “because that goal will serve to organize and measure the...Read more

History: Cancer, color, culture

In medicine, statistics don’t tell the whole story – Keith Wailoo adds history to the mix

Published in the Apr.27, 2011, issue

Music lovers of a certain age surely remember Minnie Riperton as a soul and pop singer with an extraordinary voice that could flutter up and down five-and-a-half octaves. Keith Wailoo remembers her as someone else: the first black woman in the United...Read more
CURRENT ISSUE: Apr.27, 2011