Nothing new here. The latest survey from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago has found a decline in the number of doctoral science and engineering (S&E) degrees earned in 2002. According to data in the 2002 Survey of Earned Doctorates, the 24,500 S&E degrees earned nationwide represent the lowest number since 1993. To view the report, go to www.norc.uchicago.edu/issues/docdata.htm.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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