Watson, DNA Discoverer, Retires After Race Remark

Via Bloomberg: James Watson, winner of the Nobel Prize as co-discoverer of DNA’s molecular structure, said he plans to retire immediately as chancellor of New York’s Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory amid a controversy over racial remarks. The lab suspended Watson from his position earlier this month after he questioned the intelligence of Africans during a book tour. Watson announced his decision to retire in an e-mail, which said he would…

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Video Game Culture and Theory (January, 2008)

Students are starting to ask questions about the online course I’m planning to teach in January. I was very happy with the way the course went the last time I taught it, in 2006. I’m sure I will tweak the course here and there, but here are the course objectives and some other details about the course that are likely to remain essentially the same. Video Game Culture and Theory:…