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Sending Chuck Berry to Space

In 1977, NASA launched the spacecraft Voyager 1 into space to observe Jupiter and Saturn and, eventually, to travel outside …

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Viewing DNA in Communication Terms

In the 2001 PBS special “Cracking the Code,” host Robert Krulwich opens the documentary by claiming that the “secret of life” is a “message contained in this stunning little constellation of chemicals that we call DNA.” Both Krulwich and his first interviewee Eric Lander call DNA a “code,” a “story” or “storybook” and “information.” Krulwich […] Continue reading

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