'Physics for Future Presidents'

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Looking for a gift for Barack Obama or John McCain? Richard A. Muller's new book might help them (and the rest of us if they read it). Muller, a physics professor at the University of California at Berkeley, has written Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines (Norton). Muller also teaches a course with the same name.

The Teaching Science Professor

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New research suggests that faculty members focused on pedagogy as well as their disciplines may improve student learning.

Blinding Them With Science

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New study finds American students know fewer facts about science than do their Chinese counterparts, but neither group is particularly strong at scientific reasoning.


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