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ABELL, Christopher (<i>born</i> 1957), Professor of Biological Chemistry, since 2002, and Director of Postdoctoral Affairs, since 2013, University of Cambridge; Fellow, since 1986, and Todd-Hamied Fellow, since 1997, Christ’s College, Cambridge

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Chemistry; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 178 words.

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aberration, stellar

David W. Hughes.

in The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 484 words.

Because the observer on the earth is often moving across the path of the incoming light from a star, the

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Abiotic Constraints for Wetland Plants and Animals

Irving A. Mendelssohn and Darold P. Batzer.

in Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

August 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 12441 words.

Wetland habitats can be stressful places for plants and animals to live, although most wetland organisms are well adapted to cope with the environmental challenges posed. The two most...

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Abominable Science!

Donald Prothero and Daniel Loxton.

August 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Book. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 432 pages.

Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience....

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abortion

Robert Sallares.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; History of Science and Technology. 329 words.

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Abortion Debates and Science

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 6866 words.

The longstanding abortion conflict in the United States (U.S.) is generally understood as a debate between religious-based morality claims about

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abortion/anti-abortion conflict

Heather Paxson.

in Science, Technology, and Society

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 1013 words.

The U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade legalized induced abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy “free

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ABRIKOSOV, Alexei Alexeyevich (<i>born</i> 1928), Distinguished Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, since 1991

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Physics; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 246 words.

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An absolute ‘must’ for any science writer

Taylor Iain.

in Science and Public Policy

April 2004; p ublished online April 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Innovation; Technological Change; Research and Development; Public Policy. 0 words.

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Absolute space?

Louis A. Girifalco.

in The Universal Force

September 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 2130 words.

Radio astronomy, as first applied by Penzias and Wilson, showed that all space is permeated by a low level of radiation. This is left over from the big bang at the beginning of the universe...

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